The Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH; www.sph.sc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will have, or be able to develop, a collaborative multi-disciplinary research program with a focus on applied physiology and health, including a translational approach to problem solving. Research programs of particular interest will be focused on interactions between exercise and diet, including, but not limited to, those with a primary emphasis on microbiome, nutritional supplements, and/or obesity.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, or related fields and will have demonstrated potential for high scholarly achievement and grantsmanship. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor must have at least 1 year of postdoctoral fellowship experience by the beginning date of employment and demonstrate strong potential for scholarship, obtaining competitive funding to support a research program and service as an effective instructor and student mentor. Applicants for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship and funded research, with at least 4 years of experience as an effective instructor, student mentor, and researcher by the beginning date of employment.
The Department offers degrees at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level with programs in exercise science, athletic training, and physical therapy. The PhD program is currently the top ranked program in the US and among the top ranked in the world. The department currently serves approximately 1,100 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching program, as well as supervise graduate students.
UofSC has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral institution with highest research activity and designated a community engaged institution, making it one of only 56 public universities to earn both the top-tier research classification and the community engagement classification from Carnegie. Furthermore, UofSC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC, 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, SC, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. The university is located in Columbia, South Carolina, the state capital and the center of a metropolitan area that is home to over 800,000 residents. The low cost of living in the Columbia metropolitan area, coupled with abundant recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities provides the opportunity for an excellent quality of life. Filled with historic homes and charming, diverse neighborhoods, Columbia is a city on the rise, noted by Thrillist website as one of eight cities with the cool appeal of Nashville or Portland. Jogging and walking paths line the downtown and riverfront greenway, with parks scattered throughout the rest of the city. The popularity of downtown living has sparked the growth of independent restaurants, coffee houses, wine bars, breweries, galleries, boutiques, and street fairs. Other Columbia highlights include: the Columbia Museum of Art with continuous high-profile traveling exhibits; the Nickelodeon art house cinema; the South Carolina State Museum with its planetarium, observatory, and 4-D movie theatre; and the nationally recognized Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Columbia has a lively local music scene as well as national entertainment tours that visit the Colonial Life Arena. Known for its college athletics teams as a member of the SEC, the city also hosts a minor league baseball team (the Columbia Fireflies). Centrally located, Columbia is two hours from the South Carolina coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We strive to create an inclusive, diverse community that facilitates our commitment to social justice, equity and humility for the communities that we serve. We seek opportunities to recruit, retain and promote individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations to further this vision. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at the ASPH and university at-large is reflected by many programs and partnerships across campus.
UofSC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The university does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, genetics, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. The University of South Carolina offers a robust benefits package described at: http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/human_resources/benefits/index.php
How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, and 5) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/70685. If you have questions please contact Dr. Mark Sarzynski, Search Committee Chair at email@example.com or (803) 777-9510. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics. The University of South Carolina and the Department of Exercise Science seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community. Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. The University of South Carolina has been awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity for eight consecutive years.
Internal Number: 70685
About University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina (UofSC) is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Research University of Very High Research Activity. UofSC is located in Columbia, the capital city and geographical center of the state, with the campus adjacent to the state government complex and the downtown business and cultural districts. The Greater Columbia area has a population of more than 800,000 and is easily accessible by public transportation and interstate highways. One of the oldest and most comprehensive public universities in the United States, the University of South Carolina, Columbia is the major research center of the University and its largest campus, enrolling 24,000 undergraduate students and 7,700 graduate and professional students. From its location in the state capital, the University offers a range of excellent programs and activities designed to enhance the intellectual, cultural, physical, and social development of its diverse student body. Additional opportunities for personal and career development are provided to the citizens of South Carolina through outreach and continuing education activities.
Today the University serve...s the entire state and includes, in addition to the Columbia campus, two four-year campuses and five regional campuses. Enrollment on all campuses totals over 45,000. The University offers more than 324 major degree programs, including baccalaureate degrees in 126 areas, 11 programs of study for associate degrees on regional campuses, master’s degrees in 172 areas, doctoral degrees in 74 areas, and professional doctorates in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, music, pharmacy, and public health. More than two dozen programs are nationally and internationally ranked, from the creative arts, liberal arts, health and physical sciences to law, business, and engineering.
The Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) was established in 1975 and currently has a graduate enrollment of more than 830 students and an undergraduate enrollment of 2000 students. The School is fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). It includes six departments (Exercise Science; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Health Services Policy and Management; Health Promotion, Education and Behavior; Environmental Health Sciences, and Communication Sciences and Disorders), six centers (Prevention Research Center, Center for Research in Health and Nutrition Disparities, Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Center for Public Health Preparedness, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, and Speech and Hearing Center), and one institute (The Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities.) The School works closely with the University’s other health professions schools – the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy. Faculty from these schools are actively involved in interdisciplinary research, training, and service activities with ASPH faculty.