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Associate Professor or Professor with Expertise in Systems Science Applied
to Prevention Design


The Institute for Prevention Research (IPR) and the Department of Preventive
Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern
California invites applications for a full-time position(s) at the associate
professor or professor level. 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 a senior level associate or 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. 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. 


The academic programs in the department include 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 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.  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 CV and statement to
Dr. Thomas Valente, Department of Preventive Medicine, 2001 N. Soto St, Los
Angeles California, 90034 or by email to:  [log in to unmask] and
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We also have pre- and post-doctoral openings.




Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Department of  Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

2001 N. Soto St., Room 302w      

Los Angeles, CA 90034-9045                        

phone: (323) 442-8238

cell: (310) 977-4123

email: [log in to unmask]


Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods & Applications (2010 Oxford
University Press):

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (2002 Oxford University Press)

Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations (1995 Hampton Press)


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