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UNIV - Assistant Professor - Psychiatry: Division of Global and Community Health

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Description Summary

The Division of Global and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for individuals with a passion for innovative research and fresh approaches to infectious disease surveillance, as well as community-level mitigation and prevention interventions.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Faculty

Cost Center

CC001048 COM PSYCH Global & Community Health CC

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-00


Pay Range

$0 - $0 - $0

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

The Division of Global and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for individuals with a passion for innovative research and fresh approaches to infectious disease surveillance, as well as community-level mitigation and prevention interventions.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must hold a completed doctoral level degree (PhD or equivalent). Ideal candidates will have a background in fields such as Public Health, Epidemiology, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or related disciplines.

Areas of interest for this position include:

  • Developing novel monitoring and surveillance strategies for emerging infectious disease threats.
  • Designing community preparedness strategies in collaboration with front-line responders, laboratorians, disease detectives, emergency managers, and health professionals.
  • Implementing strategies to enhance community resilience in coping with mental health, economic, and educational challenges resulting from infectious disease disruptions.
  • Establishing testing strategies that foster partnerships between communities and health systems to build trust and collaboration.
  • Developing community mobilization interventions to increase vaccine uptake, promote adoption of prevention behaviors, and disseminate health messaging without politicization.
  • Researching the use of novel means of community mobilization, such as social media and tele-health platforms, during health emergencies.
  • Demonstrating methodological expertise in Big Data analysis, data mining, mathematical modeling, and artificial intelligence.

General Rank Requirements:

Candidates should demonstrate advanced study and research skills, teaching ability, and relevant professional experience enabling academic contributions. Research is the primary focus of the position, with funding primarily sourced from extramural grants. A start-up package is available for junior faculty to support the development of an independent research portfolio.

We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Join us in advancing knowledge and improving public health outcomes through innovative research and community engagement.

Overview of the Division:

The Division of Global and Community Health (DGCH), part of MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, spearheads multiple intervention efficacy trials, dissemination studies, and implementation research. Emphasizing community-based interventions in mental health and public health, both domestically and globally, the Division is primarily supported by research grants, notably from the National Institutes of Health, and consultation contracts with state and private agencies.

Situated in a modern 7,500 square feet office suite adjacent to the MUSC campus in downtown Charleston, DGCH fosters numerous collaborations within the MUSC community across departments and colleges. Affiliation with an academic medical center facilitates collaboration with basic scientists, clinical scientists, and physicians. MUSC boasts multiple hospitals statewide and is a leading healthcare provider in South Carolina.

Overview of the Department:

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is among twenty-five basic and clinical science departments in the College of Medicine. Faculty interests span diverse areas, including the clinical-psychological-neurobiological interfaces in patients with various psychiatric problems, alongside excellence in both basic science and public health community-level intervention research.

The Department operates a freestanding psychiatric hospital and offers outpatient services in various programs such as Adult Services, Youth Services, Geriatric Psychiatry, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Crime Victims Center, Eating Disorders, and Weight Management Center. With a robustly funded research portfolio, the Department ranks within the top 10 of U.S. psychiatry departments for NIMH research support.

Overview of The University:

Established in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina stands as the state’s largest medical complex, housing the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and serving as the largest employer in the metropolitan Charleston area. MUSC ranks in the top quartile of domestic educational institutions in research funding and is home to a Clinical and Translational Science Award. Located in Charleston, SC, a vibrant and diverse community renowned for its music, arts, and culinary scene, MUSC offers ample opportunities for coastal outdoor activities.

Application Details:

Interested applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three qualified references through this link.

MUSC is dedicated to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The posting will remain open until the position is filled. MUSC is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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