Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 15, 2020
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Four-Year Institution

Tulane University

Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Reporting to and working with the Dean, the Chair of Environmental Health Sciences will advance the distinguished reputation of the faculty, staff, and students within the department for excellence in research, teaching, and professional service. The Department Chair will also hold the Freeport-McMoran Endowed Chair in Environmental Policy. The successful candidate will be an established and recognized scholar, educator, and leader in a relevant field of study within environmental health sciences with a demonstrated potential for collaborative administrative leadership and a strong commitment to scholarship, education, and service.  The Chair must possess the strategic, inspirational, and consensus-building skills needed to advance the department and its mission.  The Chair will provide leadership in all aspects of the department’s operations.  These responsibilities include academic affairs, research administration and planning, student recruitment, enrollment, and career advising, faculty recruitment and mentoring, financial management, fundraising, and advancing the equity, diversity, and inclusion in the department, school, and university.

About the Department of Environmental Health Sciences:  The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was founded in 1912, making it the first school of public health in the United States. The school remains the only American combined school of public health and tropical medicine and is currently ranked 13th among 62 schools of public health according to U.S. News and World Report.  The school has more than 120 faculty, has research and teaching activities spanning 76 countries, and has a diverse student body including students from 38 countries. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences conducts research and educates culturally competent scientists and leaders to address the impact of the environment on the health of populations through scholarly research and hands-on practice experiences in public, private, not-for-profit, and academic sectors around the world.  The department’s transdisciplinary research portfolio spans climate change, the built environment, basic toxicology, water and sanitation, clinical biomarker science, and community-engaged environmental health studies. Faculty and students place priority on countering environmental health impacts and inequities locally, in the Gulf Coast region, across the nation, and around the world.  The department’s faculty have expertise in environmental and occupational health, toxicology, water quality, industrial hygiene, environmental health policy, community-based studies, and resiliency.  The School’s vision is Optimal health and well-being for all. For more information about the department and school, please visit

About Tulane University:  Located in New Orleans, LA, a city of tremendous diversity, Tulane University was founded in 1834, and is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Tulane University Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the Tulane Medical Center. For more information, visit

Please send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and all inquiries to [email protected].  For priority consideration, please apply by January 18, 2021.

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil

Principal, Education and Academic Medicine

Korn Ferry

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from historically underrepresented groups.

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