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  • USC Arnold School of Public Health Assistant Professor-Columbia, SC


    The Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth) at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2017. Candidates are sought who will develop collaborative, multidisciplinary research and educational programs using digital health technologies (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media, wearables) to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease. Scholars who focus on behavioral interventions which utilize technology as a platform to deliver or augment behavioral intervention programs, as well as those who consider the policy or economic implications of such interventions, will be considered responsive to this announcement. Emphasis areas within the TecHealth Center include obesity prevention and treatment and physical activity promotion, although individuals with established research portfolios in other lifestyle behaviors are encouraged to apply. Applicants with interests in eHealth/mHealth lifestyle interventions within minority populations are encouraged to apply. More information about the TecHealth Center can be found at

    Located in the capital city of Columbia, the University of South Carolina system is classified in the highest tier of US research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation, as well as listed as a community-engaged institution by Carnegie. The Arnold School is composed of six departments (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Environmental Health Sciences; Exercise Science; Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; and Health Services Policy and Management) and a number of Institutes and Centers that are focused on specific areas of research and social impact, including the Prevention Research Center, the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, in addition to the TecHealth Center. The Technology Center to Advance Healthful Lifestyles is a South Carolina SmartState Center of Economic Excellence. The Arnold School of Public Health is recognized as a campus leader in interdisciplinary scholarship and has ongoing collaborations with many other colleges and schools at the University. More information about the Arnold School can be found at

    The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position and evidence of scholarly research, the ability to obtain competitive funding to support a research program and to serve as an effective instructor and mentor. Although not required, completion of a postdoctoral research fellowship is strongly recommended. The successful candidate will have an academic appointment in the department within the Arnold School most closely affiliated with training and expertise. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to mentor students in that department, as well as within the TecHealth Center.

    To apply: Send letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Delia West, Search Committee Chair, Discovery 1 Building, Suite 403, 915 Greene St, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-8826, Fax: (803) 777-5457. E-mail: with any questions. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the search will continue until the position is 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 or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.