Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences

Job description

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences

Job no: 495053
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Environmental Health Sciences
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Assistant Professor of
Environmental Health Sciences. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.

Job Summary

This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in Environmental Health Sciences. Candidates will be expected to establish an outstanding independent research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Applicants with research interests in any area of environmental health will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanistic toxicology, or global environmental health to complement existing expertise within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing graduate program and faculty in Environmental Health Sciences. Current areas of faculty research in the Environmental Health Sciences department include environmental exposure assessment, dose-response modeling, developmental toxicology, environmental epigenetics, and endocrine disruptors. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School's Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology, and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.


Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2019 tenure system appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to include:
•Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, or a related field by September 1, 2019
•Strong evidence of independent and collaborative research
•Strong record of peer reviewed publications commensurate with experience
•Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
•Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Details
In addition, preference will be given to candidates possessing excellent potential for securing federal research funding.

Salary Information

The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching statements, and contact information for 3 professional references. The application review process will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 2019.

For questions about the search process, please contact the department administrator, Suzanne Tromara, at [email protected]

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Advertised: Aug 21 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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