Assistant Professor of Community Health
USC Upstate College/Division Level
UPS Dept of Human Perform and Hlth
Advertised Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location of Vacancy
USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
Hours per Week
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
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The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Benefits for FTE Positions
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.
Advertised Job Summary
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant level for the Community Health Program. The successful candidate for this position will teach courses focused on community health and related fields, which could include health equity and disparity, health and wellness of vulnerable populations, maternal and child health, gerontology, and behavioral health. The candidate will participate in the creation of a program focused on community health related fields in collaboration with the area Community Health Agencies. Experience teaching diverse populations of students at the college/university level required, as well as a commitment to work collegially with faculty and stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds. Candidates interested in understanding barriers to well-being and health, and for whom working to maximize equity and opportunity is a priority, are encouraged to apply.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE /AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who (i) have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and (ii) show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement and active learning pedagogies, (e.g. service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application). Experience with teaching online or hybrid courses is a plus. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The School of Education, Human Performance, and Health (SoEHPH) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is transforming the upstate region of South Carolina, training exceptional teachers, human services and exercise science professionals. Our programs focus on developing skills and abilities among our students to ensure Upstate graduates positively impact the health and educational outcomes of individuals and our community. As part of our mission as a regional public institution, we seek colleagues whose public scholarship targets meaningful community engagement and whose research and teaching includes partnerships with public and private sectors aimed at the public good through teaching, research and service. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and community stakeholders on initiatives targeting education across our region, as well as health indicators and initiatives. Candidates should share our commitment to creating educational experiences that are deeply meaningful. With enrollments approaching one thousand students and a new M.Ed. program in Applied Learning and Instruction, the School of Education, Human Performance and Health is focused on engaged, experiential learning in partnership with dedicated faculty in small class settings. Our emphasis on student and regional needs creates an innovative organization that actively pursues student success and retention, inclusion, diversity and community involvement. SoEHPH is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation ( CAEP ). We seek colleagues for whom student success, diversity and inclusion are also a priority.
Required Education and Experience
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in community health, public health, global health, epidemiology, or a related discipline (e.g. health psychology, health education); ABD candidates with planned completion date by August 15, 2020, will be considered. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required. An emerging research agenda focused on community health, with presentations and/or publications in community health or related field is also required. A successful background check is required.
Preferred candidates will possess appropriate professional certifications and have the ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience with online/hybrid teaching preferred. A record of external funding with potential for growth, as well as experience with community-based research or service to culturally diverse and traditionally under-served populations preferred.
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To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded under “Other Supporting Documents”. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested by the department. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. If selected, official transcripts will be required before the hire date, as well as the successful completion of a background check.
Dr. Sarah Hunt-Baron
School of Education, Human Performance and Health
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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