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Research Assistant Professor


The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) ( at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a Faculty Fellow at the rank of Research Assistant Professor to join USC’s Bridge to Faculty program. Bridge to Faculty is a program designed to recruit talented early-career scholars as Faculty Fellows at the rank of Research Assistant Professor with the goal of transitioning them to tenure-track faculty members after two years. Bridge to Faculty aims to attract and retain promising scholars with an emphasis on underrepresented early-career scholars.

We invite applications from outstanding scholars whose work contributes to, advances, or expands the boundaries of epidemiology or biostatistics and will have completed a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, DrPH) in epidemiology or biostatistics or related disciplines between July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2024. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of potential for high-quality scholarly research and the potential for excellence in teaching and competing for external research funding. Candidates with research expertise from all areas of epidemiology and biostatistics will be considered. Examples of epidemiology faculty expertise are infectious disease epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, epidemiology of aging, perinatal epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, social epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, and epidemiology of cardiometabolic outcomes. Examples of biostatistics faculty expertise are multivariate analysis, high-dimensional data analysis, multilevel modeling, network analysis, Bayesian modeling and survival analysis, genetics, brain imaging, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and precision medicine.

How to apply: Qualified candidates should submit the following: 1) cover letter describing your interest in being a Bridge to Faculty scholar at USC, with relevant personal and professional background. Identify 1-2 departmental faculty members who could serve as your mentor(s). 2) curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts (indicating completion of PhD after July 1, 2019 or expected completion of PhD by July 1, 2024); 4) research statement; 5) teaching statement; 6) a statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help advance USC’s goal of cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus (1-3 pages). Varied socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing diversity, and first-generation college graduate status should be highlighted in the statement; 7) up to two writing samples, 8) three letters of recommendation. If you have not yet defended your dissertation, include a letter from your dissertation supervisor confirming that the PhD will be completed by July 1, 2024. To ensure full consideration, application material should be submitted through at:

For additional information please contact search committee co-chair Dr. James Hébert, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (

The search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Fall, 2024.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

The University of South Carolina offers a robust benefits package described at:

Location: Columbia,
Job Type: Full-time


Contact: Stephanie Kline
Phone: 8037775876

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