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The Division of Health Behavior Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine, and the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine is recruiting to fill a tenure-track/tenured position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We seek an accomplished psychometrician/methodologist with an outstanding academic record and an active innovative research program. We seek someone with the ability, desire, and flexibility to develop novel statistical methods and research methodologies spanning a wide range of topics in the ever-changing research landscape related to the development and prevention of health risk behaviors, particularly among youth and young adults. Relevant expertise includes but is not limited to longitudinal structural equation, multi-level, growth and latent transition modeling; analysis of ecological momentary assessment, GIS, and big data science studies; and application of MOST and SMART research designs where relevant. Examples of current applications are studies on tobacco regulatory science research with youth, EMA studies on physical activity and eating behavior, and multiple health risk behavior translational research. The successful applicant will be expected to have an active NIH or equivalent funded research program, contribute methodological expertise to ongoing research projects, and develop into a leadership role in center and program project grants. The candidate will join a growing methodology faculty that includes experts in social network and latent class analysis, systems science, and mixed methods qualitative analysis as well as longitudinal analysis. Â In addition, the applicant will be encouraged to form long-term collaborations with faculty from other divisions, for application and translation of novel methods to health data.Â The successful candidate will also collaborate with the other five divisions in the Department of Preventive Medicine including the Division of Biostatistics. The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC consistently ranks as the top funded public health related department within a US medical school. The Department Â has active post-doctoral, pre-doctoral, masterâs, and undergraduate programs, that provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to participate in teaching and form research labs of students who register for research credit or are funded as trainees under NIH funded training programs. The recruitment package, including resources available to the successful applicant, is highly competitiveÂ
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research accomplishments and future goals, and contact information for three references to:
Thomas Valente, Ph.D.
Health Behavior Research Division
Department of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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