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Open Rank Tenured Faculty Position in Infectious Disease Modeling

Clemson University’s Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) seeks applicants to apply for a full-time open rank tenured faculty position at Associate or Full Professor. As part of this role, the successful candidate will serve as the Associate Director of Clemson University’s Center for Public Health Modeling and Response (PHMR). The mission of PHMR is to develop and utilize data-driven approaches to inform clinical and public health decision-making and assist the ability of health organizations and communities to prepare for, and respond to, public health threats. We are seeking individuals with a background in infectious disease modeling, with a strong publication record, a proven track-record of obtaining external funding, and experience managing large research teams.

• Terminal degree in epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, applied math, data science, or related field
• Research experience in infectious disease modeling/epidemiology
• Strong publication record
• Ability to procure external funding
• Evidence of mentoring and supervising research teams
• Effective communication skills
Duties and responsibilities:
• Serve as Associate Director for PHMR
• Maintain an actively funded research portfolio
• Management of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students
• Assist in the development of a statewide modeling framework for outbreak detection and forecasting in South Carolina.
PHMR Background
The Center for Public Health Modeling and Response (PHMR) is housed in Clemson’s Department of Public Health Sciences. PHMR is composed of 18 staff/faculty, including the Executive Director, 2 full-time faculty, 5 postdoctoral fellows, 4 graduate students, research manager, project manager, center administrator, data scientist, statistician, and software developer. PHMR is funded through Clemson University, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recently funded projects include 1) Disease Modeling and Analytics to inform Outbreak Preparedness, Response, Intervention, Mitigation, and Elimination in South Carolina (DMA-PRIME), funded by the CDC Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics; 2) Data-Driven Approaches for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Recovery, and Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities via Mobile Health Clinics and Peer Support Services, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health; and 3) Developing a dynamic modeling framework for surveillance, prediction, and real-time resource allocation to reduce health disparities during Covid-19 and future pandemics, funded by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. More information can be found here:

Department of Public Health Sciences Background
The Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) aims to improve health service delivery and public health practice through integration of innovative research, teaching, and service. DPHS employs 33 full-time faculty, 5 post-docs, and is one of Clemson University’s fastest growing departments. Within DPHS, our faculty disciplines include epidemiology, biostatistics and informatics; community health promotion and behavior; and health systems, administration and policy. DPHS has a growing research portfolio with the number and total of grant awards rising annually. Faculty led research projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Defense, as well as national, regional, and local foundations. Over the past 3 years, DPHS has received more than 20 million dollars in grant awards. On average, our tenure-track faculty published 6.8 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2021, spanning diverse national and global research topics such as rural health, addiction, cancer, health informatics, obesity and other chronic diseases, aging, infectious disease, and health policy.
DPHS enrolls over 20 MS and 26 PhD students in the Applied Health Research and Evaluation Program and 11 students in a clinical and translational research certificate program. DPHS is a founding collaborator for the joint Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics MS and PhD Programs between Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Additionally, DPHS proudly launched a new MPH program in August 2023, with a focus on rural health, health outcomes, and quality improvement. Graduate programs within DPHS focus on building methodological skills to conduct research and evaluation focused on improving health outcomes, effective and efficient health delivery services, comparative effectiveness of clinical outcomes, and implementation science.

DPHS is housed within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS), a college with a health-focus which includes the following departments: Communication; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health Sciences; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; and the School of Nursing.

Clemson University Background
Clemson University is a doctoral granting R1 research, land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina enrolling approximately 22,875 undergraduate and 5,872 graduate students with 24% representing racial/ethnic minorities. Clemson’s mission goes beyond simply serving as an institute of higher education. Our mission is to benefit the public good. As one of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2021, Clemson was once again ranked as one of the top public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and has a long-standing reputation of dedication to teaching, research and service. Clemson was also named a top employer by Forbes in 2021.

Clemson University is committed to embracing and promoting an inclusive environment for higher learning. In 2021 Clemson received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine and was one of only 14 schools to be named Diversity Champion, scoring in top tier of all HEED Award institutions. DPHS is committed to education, community involvement, and reciprocal research that improves the quality of life and economic prosperity in the state and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Salary: Highly competitive


Senior faculty
Clemson University
United States
Closing date
May 15th, 2024
Posted on
March 24th, 2024 22:18
Last updated
March 24th, 2024 22:21