Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Faculty Position at USC

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position with a Focus on Systems Science Applied to Public Health & Disease Prevention

University of Southern California

The Institute for Prevention Research (IPR) and the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California invite applications for a tenure track faculty position. IPR includes transdisciplinary faculty who conduct research on disease prevention with particular emphasis on understanding complex levels of disease risk behaviors of youth and families and designing appropriate prevention strategies based on risk analysis. IPR is well known for the conduct of large community, neighborhood, and school based field trials.

We are seeking assistant to full professor candidate(s) with an interdisciplinary background in applying a systems science approach to the understanding and prevention of disease and disease risk behaviors. Academic rank will depend on experience, funding, and evidence of research leadership. At the full professor rank, the successful candidate will be considered a USC transformative hire, and is expected to transform the way prevention is conceived and apply novel methods to design prevention programs. Evidence of discipline cross-over or integration is preferred, particularly engineering, computer science, and the social and behavioral sciences. The candidate will be encouraged to develop a systems science core at USC that involves collaboration among existing methodologists and systems scientists from across USC who are interested in prevention.

In addition to an active research program, IPR and the department offer degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctoral level. Applicants must have a commitment and evidence of the ability to provide high quality teaching in the classroom as well as mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful applicant will be recruited as a faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine - Health Behavior Research Division. The department includes an outstanding, collegial faculty in health behavior research, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and biostatistics. Minimum requirements include a PhD, MD or Dr.PH with demonstration of extramural research funding. USC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority and women candidates to apply for this position. USC offers superb health benefits and matching retirement funds. Applicants please submit curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching interests. Letters of reference and representative publications or preprints will be requested from finalists. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the candidate is selected.

Please send statement and CV in one PDF file to Dr. Tom Valente and Ryan Wilkerson

Interested applicants should submit material by October 30, 2013.

Thomas W. Valente, PhD, Professor
Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
2001 N. Soto Ave., 302w
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Mobile (310) 977-4123

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