Department of Public Health Sciences

Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University is seeking an innovative and visionary leader for a growing department committed to undergraduate and graduate education and partnerships with healthcare providers and national and international health-related organizations.   The ideal candidate will have significant administrative experience, a strong record of research and teaching, eligibility for appointment at the rank of full professor, and the leadership skills to move the department to the top tier of academic programs.  


Applicants must hold a doctorate in public health or a related area and must demonstrate a proven record of scholarship and extramural research funding.  The ideal candidate will have significant administrative experience, a strong record of research and teaching. 

About the Department of Public Health Sciences

The department has a nationally recognized undergraduate program, a Ph.D. program to be launched in 2014, and a newly initiated research partnership with the Greenville Health System, including its Institute for the Advancement of Health Care.  These programs and partnerships provide excellent research and consulting opportunities. Current departmental faculty conduct research in the areas of health behavior, community health promotion, epidemiology, health services, and health policy with content expertise in aging, illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, obesity, domestic violence, chronic disease prevention, and environmental health.  The faculty partner with regional hospital systems and other health care providers, state agencies, and universities including: the Greenville Hospital System, Oconee Medical Center, AnMed Health, Blue Ridge Orthopedics, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, the S.C. Department of Agriculture, the University of South Carolina, and the Medical University of South Carolina, in research, evaluation, and service initiatives. 

Application Requirements

Application materials for the position listed above should include:

1.  A cover letter describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the position;
2.  A full curriculum vitae;
3.  PDF of 1 representative publication and/or research sample; and
4.  the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references. 

Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Cheryl Dye, Chair, Search Committee for Dept Chair, c/o Angie Wolff, Administrative Assistant, Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University, 505 Edwards Hall, Clemson, SC  29634r by email to  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2014.  The search will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.  Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

About Clemson University

Clemson University is a land-grant institution and was ranked 21st among the top public national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2014.  The campus is situated along the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by the 17,000-acre Clemson Forest.  The region offers numerous natural, cultural and historic parks and forest resources managed by the federal, state, and county agencies and NGOs.  Clemson University is located approximately halfway between Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC (a two-hour drive either way).  The City of Clemson is a college town with a population of approximately 12,000 residents and is located on the western edge of the Greenville, SC metropolitan area.  

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