University of South Carolina Upstate — Assistant Professor of Community Health

Assistant Professor of Community Health


The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

The College of Education, Human Performance and Health seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor for the Community Health Program. The successful candidate for this position will teach graduate and undergraduate 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. This position presents an opportunity to shape a new and growing program focused on high-impact community-based experiences for students that build transdisciplinary knowledge in community health. Competitive candidates will have a strong academic background in Community Health or Public Health, demonstrated experience working collaboratively with local and regional stakeholders, advising students, and prioritizing student success and learning. Utilize expertise in teaching diverse populations, as well as a demonstrated commitment to working collegially with all faculty and stakeholders. 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Community Health, Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, or a closely related discipline; ABD candidates with a planned completion date by December 31, 2022, for a January 1, 2023, start date, or August 15, 2023, for an August 16, 2023, start date, are encouraged to apply. An emerging research agenda with presentations and/or publications Community Health or related fields is also required. A successful background check is required.

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Contact: Dr. Greta Freeman, search committee chair
Human Performance and Health Department
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5524

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