The Department of Psychology (http://www.psych.sc.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2020. We seek a faculty member with a research program that addresses promoting health and well-being in African American communities. We seek a scholar with expertise in theoretical frameworks and empirical methods for understanding barriers to well-being and how cultural strengths can guide health promotion. We will focus on finding the best scholar in this area regardless of specific discipline within Psychology. We strongly encourage candidates interested in a joint position with our African American Studies Program to apply. Our college has a track record of successful joint appointments that benefit faculty. Successful candidates will (a) be competitive for external research funding and (b) contribute to USC's priorities on health-focused research.
The Department of Psychology has 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty, PhD programs in Clinical- Community, Experimental, and School Psychology, and a certificate program in in quantitative psychology. Psychology is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with one endowed chair, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and five current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies. The faculty averages more than $7,200,000 annually in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1100+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs. The Department of Psychology has research foci that include: child and family well-being, health psychology, and sociocultural factors in health.
The African American Studies Program is a well-established interdisciplinary unit in the College of Arts & Sciences with undergraduate majors, minors, and a supportive group of 11 core faculty in strengths across the humanities and social sciences. The program's mission champions academic excellence, student engagement, and community outreach. Faculty who are jointly appointed with African American Studies have the opportunity to build their areas of specialization into the curriculum, along with gaining access to additional resources (including travel funds) without doubling their service commitments to the College.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) from a doctoral program in Psychology or a closely related discipline.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 67757
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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.