TecHealth Assistant/Associate Professor

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $88,000 a year
Posting Number

Classification Title
Assistant Professor

Internal Title
TecHealth Assistant/Associate Professor

Columbia 01

Arnold School of Public Health

ASPH Exercise Science

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per week

Hours per year

Position Category
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

9 months

Work County
Richland 40

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About UofSC

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.

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position to begin in August 2019. Scholars with an established research portfolio investigating applications of digital health technology in behavioral interventions (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media, wearables) to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce risk of disease, as well as those who consider the policy or economic implications of such interventions, are encouraged to apply. Current areas of research emphasis within the Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth Center) include obesity prevention and treatment, and physical activity promotion; however, there is interest in expanding the scope of activities to include technology-assisted interventions for other lifestyle behaviors. More information about the TecHealth Center can be found at

Located in the vibrant 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 focused on specific areas of research and social impact, including the Prevention Research Center, the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities and the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center. The TecHealth Center is a South Carolina SmartState Center of Economic Excellence. The Arnold School of Public Health is recognized as a campus leader in community outreach and 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 low cost of living in the Columbia, SC region, coupled with abundantly available 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, riverfront greenway with parks are 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. The Columbia Museum of Art with its high-profile traveling exhibits; the Nickelodeon art house cinema; the State Museum with its planetarium, observatory and 4-D movie theatre; and the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, one of the top four zoos in the Southeast, are some of the highlights of the city. Columbia has a lively local music scene as well as national tours that visit the Colonial Life Arena. Known for its college football and basketball season, the city also hosts a minor league baseball team housed in the new Spirit Communications Stadium. Centrally located, Columbia is two hours from the South Carolina coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Required Education and Experience

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Although not required, completion of a postdoctoral research fellowship in an affiliated area is strongly recommended.

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