College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Envi...

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College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health


The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. A strong candidate is expected be able to teach and develop environmental health science courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs; establish and maintain an externally funded research agenda; mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; collaborate with faculty and staff; contribute to a growing MPH program; and participate in service activities.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in environmental health, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, community health, or a related health or natural science or field. Candidates with MPH degrees and/or public health backgrounds are preferred. A strong record of academic scholarship and teaching experience that meets the qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois is required. Areas of particular interest include the built environment, climate change, environmental epidemiology, health disparities, environmental health justice, exposure science, occupational environmental health, rural environmental health, and toxicology. Experience collaborating with communities on public health initiatives is desirable.

The Department of Kinesiology & Community Health (KCH): KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff ( working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling; a nationally accredited MPH program; a nationally accredited MSHA (health administration) program; and a new MSHT (health technology) program.

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS): The KCH Department is part of the College of Applied Health Sciences (see and affiliated with the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability (see The College houses the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (; DRES) which includes the U.S. Paralympic Training Site for Wheelchair Track and Road Racing. The College also houses the Chez Veterans Center ( which opened in 2015 to provide support services for student veterans. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital; the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD); the Big Ten Academic Alliance; the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (ISEE); the Cancer Center at Illinois; the University’s Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI); Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; The College of Veterinary Medicine – Epidemiology and Pathobiology; Discovery Partners Institute; Family Resiliency Center; and many more.

The Community: Home of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (120 miles south of Chicago) is a diverse community that combines active urban living with easygoing affordability. It has been consistently ranked among the nations’ top cities for work-life balance. The area features Midwestern beauty with the cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. Downtown areas provide vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options, and the local community offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports and many parks. Visit for additional information.

Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.

Application Process
To apply, create a candidate profile at and select the position for which you are applying (Environmental Health- Kinesiology and Community Health (Job ID# 123083), then upload all required documents, including:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research statement (up to 2 pages)
• Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
• A list of names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for at least three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by November 14, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Justine Kaplan at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Applied Health Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Environmental Health (123083) Open Date:10/14/2019 Organization Name:Kinesiology and Community Health




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Posted: 10/15/2019
Application Due: 12/14/2019
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