Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Public Health Sciences
United States South Carolina Charleston


The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks a collaborative and visionary academic public health leader to serve as its next chair for the Department of Public Health Sciences. This is a unique opportunity to lead one of the top public health programs in the country, grow its academic programs and partnerships, and to positively impact the health of South Carolinians and beyond.

Formed in 2013, the department has seen rapid growth across all its missions, and is currently ranked 6th in the nation for NIH funding. The department has more than 40 full-time faculty appointed in five divisions including Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Health Behavior and Health Promotion; and Biomedical Informatics, Health Systems and Policy. The department also hosts the Data Coordination Unit and Collaborative Unit, which provide multicenter clinical trials expertise as well as expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology across MUSC and externally. Offering well established PhD and Master's programs, including a joint program with Clemson University, the department recently began offering MPH degrees.

The MUSC College of Medicine was the first medical school in the southern United States and the 10th medical school in the country. Today, the college is home to over 1,300 faculty members committed to providing excellence in clinical care and in the training of 700 medical students, 40 master of public health students, and approximately 700 residents and fellows. The college is also home to a robust basic, clinical and translational research enterprise, with more than $248.5 million in extramural research funding awarded in the last year. A national leader on many fronts, the college places strong emphasis on diversity and has been recognized for their efforts on this front.

MUSC, the state's only academic health science center, consists of six colleges and educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 750 residents. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.
The next chair will help shape MUSC's public health and population health strategy by working collaboratively across the college and university. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and community engagement, demonstrable leadership experience in developing faculty and staff, overseeing budgets and program development. Experience advancing public health within the context of an academic health sciences center environment is helpful, as is a vision for leveraging medical school resources and faculty to advance mutual goals. A relevant terminal degree is required as is qualifications commensurate with tenure at the rank of Professor.

Please direct all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest to Jeff Schroetlin or Claudia Teschky with Witt/Kieffer, preferably via e-mail, to or by phone at 630-575-6972.

The Medical University of South Carolina values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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Jeff Schroetlin