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Assistant Professor in Psychology, Prevention Science & Child Well-Being

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
competitive salary and benefits package
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in the area of prevention science applied to child well-being. The Department seeks candidates whose scholarship focuses on integrated prevention of unhealthy lifestyle and social-emotional problems in children ages 2-10, with particular interest in candidates who work with racially or ethnically diverse populations. Research on classroom, school, and community preventive interventions is desirable. Researchers who focus on health disparities, and on prevention aimed at benefitting groups that have experienced discrimination and exclusion, are strongly urged to apply. This faculty position is in conjunction with the University's NIH-supported Research Center for Child Well-Being (RCCWB).

This position is for a 9-month tenure-track appointment in the Department of Psychology, which will start August 16, 2023, and requires a doctoral degree by the beginning date of employment in a field related to psychology or otherwise pertinent to the position. Successful candidates will also have an affiliation with the RCCWB, which includes faculty in psychology, public health, education, and social work. A key goal of the RCCWB is the acceleration of promising early-career faculty to independent scientist status, with the support of senior center scientists and research cores. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment as well as in the engagement of diverse communities in prevention research. The successful candidate will be expected to vigorously pursue external grants to support their prevention research related to the focus of the RCCWB and contribute to the academic mission of the department and the college through undergraduate and graduate teaching, including prevention-related courses.

The University of South Carolina is a Carnegie University of High Research Activity and of Community Engagement. The Psychology Department, which averages more than $7 million annually in external funding, has a PhD program with concentrations in Clinical-Community, Cognitive & Neural Sciences, Quantitative, and School Psychology involving 80+ students, and an undergraduate major serving 1500+ students.

The University is located in Columbia SC, a very livable city with more than 300 days of sunshine annually, easy access to lakes, rivers, mountains, and beaches, and the amenities of a state capital. The greater Columbia area (about 1 million population) hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and considerable outdoor recreation, and an easily accessible airport.

To apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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