Institution (Location)
University of South Carolina
Start Date
August 1, 2019
Position Description

The Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of
Public Health at the University of South Carolina is searching for one
tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin by August
2019. Candidates are sought who have a strong research focus on topics related
to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity (0-18 years) and the
interaction among associated determinants of obesity (i.e., physical activity,
sedentary behaviors, sleep, and diet). We are seeking applicants with interests
in one or more of the following relevant topic areas:


Evaluation of interventions (e.g., Prevention or Treatment of Obesity)

Innovative study design and methodology (e.g., RCTs, Micro-RCTs,
Sequential, Multiple Assignment, Randomized Trial—SMART)

Innovative measurement methodology (e.g., Wearable technologies)

Individual, Social, Environmental, and Behavioral determinants
of obesity (e.g., Physical activity, Sleep, Screentime, Nutrition, SES,
Race/ethnicity, Family, Intergenerational)


successful candidate will join a growing and vibrant group of researchers
located in the Department of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public
Health working on issues related to childhood obesity. The candidate will
actively contribute to the Arnold Child Obesity Initiative, an initiative
designed to understand and address the complex and multifaceted etiology of
obesity from birth to 18. The successful candidate will be expected to
aggressively pursue external funding to support her/his scholarly activities
focused on childhood obesity and contribute to the academic mission of the school
through teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a field relevant to the
position, evidence of scholarly research, successful award of (Associate) or
evidence of ability to obtain (Assistant) competitive funding to support a
research program and to serve as an effective instructor and mentor. Although
not required, completion of postdoctoral research training is strongly
recommended for those applying at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates
with established research programs will be considered for appointment at the
rank of Associate Professor.

How to Apply

Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3)
research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) contact information for three
references. Submit your application at the following link:

more information about the positions, please contact

Dr. Michael W. Beets, Search Committee Chair
Telephone: (803) 777-3003
[email protected]



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