Institution (Location)
University of South Carolina
Start Date
August 1, 2016
Position Description
The Department
of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of
South Carolina invites applications for two tenured/tenure-track positions to
begin in August 2016.  Candidates are
sought who have or will develop collaborative research programs on physical
activity and health–a research and teaching focus that plays a key role in the
Arnold School’s mission.  Specializations
of particular interest include physical activity clinical trials, epidemiology,
community-based interventions, and policy. For one of the available positions,
preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on relationships
between physical activity and cancer prevention or treatment.   

University of South Carolina is a Carnegie University of High Research Activity
and of Community Engagement. Located in the capital city of Columbia, the
University is comprehensive with five Health Science colleges that include the
Arnold School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing,
the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and the College of Social Work. The
Arnold School is composed of six departments and several Institutes and Centers
that are focused on specific areas of research including physical activity.  The Department of Exercise Science offers BS,
MS, MPH, DPT and PhD programs, and the Department’s PhD program has been ranked
among the top programs of its kind in the U.S. 
The Department currently serves over 1200 undergraduate and 150 graduate
major students.    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 and the Department of Exercise Science can be found at

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Successful candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a
field relevant to the position, evidence of scholarly research, success at or
evidence of ability to obtain 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
or Professor.

How to Apply
To apply:
Send letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references
to: Dr. Russell R. Pate, Search Committee Chair, c/o Janna Borden, Public
Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly St., Columbia,
SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-2456, Fax: (803) 777-2504, E-mail:
[email protected].  Applications will be reviewed as they are
received, and the search will continue until the positions are 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.

(803) 777-2456


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