PG191731EPInternal Recruitment :
Director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE)Anticipated Hiring Range:
Commensurate with ExperienceWork Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, additional hours as necessary to meet all obligatory deadlinesJob Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE)About the Department:
CHHE serves as the nexus of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) research at NC State by providing focus, resources, and interdisciplinary leadership for research that improves human health locally, nationally, and globally. CHHE brings together 60 investigators from 15 departments and six colleges at NC State, as well as investigators from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, North Carolina Central University and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. The vision of the CHHE is to be a global leader in EHS along the continuum from genes to populations by building on NC State’s unique research strengths and resources in quantitative biology, -omics and analytical technologies, and diverse model organisms, as well as its emerging strength in human population science. CHHE is an NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, one of 26 across the US, and is supported by a NIEHS P30 grant. CHHE is also supported, in part, by two training grants, one in environmental bioinformatics and one in molecular toxicology, the latter is one of the longest funded NIEHS training grants. NC State is also home to the Superfund Center for Environmental Human Health Effects of PFAS (NIEHS P42), GenX Exposure Study, Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST), Southeastern Liver Health Study (STRIVE), and the State Climate Office.Essential Job Duties:
CHHE investigators are supported by four cores that increase research impact and translational capacity. The Systems Technologies Core provides cutting-edge technologies involving genomics, metabolomics, metallomics, and proteomics. The Comparative Pathology Core provides pathologic phenotypic assessment of the many model organisms used by members. The Integrative Health Science Facility Core facilitates bidirectional translation between basic science and public health outcomes by providing data science analysis and visualization, support for analysis of human populations and multi-omic studies as well as population-based study expertise. The Community Engagement Core fosters relationships between CHHE and affected communities in NC which leads to collaborative interactions to enhance EHS literacy and health. Additionally, a Career Development Program for early- and mid-career investigators is coordinated with a robust Pilot Project Program that supports collaborative and multidisciplinary EHS projects to enhance the research success of our members.
NC State invites applications for the Director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE). The University seeks a visionary, interdisciplinary leader to provide strong leadership and strategic direction for the CHHE.
The search committee will accept applications from candidates that will merit appointment as a tenured full professor. The candidate’s academic appointment will be in a department/college that is most suitable for their disciplinary expertise.
The successful candidate will report directly to NC State’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, is expected to maintain an externally-funded nationally and internationally recognized research program, and lead the CHHE to advance interdisciplinary Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) research to improve understanding about the impact of environmental exposures/stressors on human disease and adverse health outcomes.
The Director of the Center for Human Health and Environment (CHHE) will continue to grow CHHE as a global leader in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) along the continuum from genes to populations by building on NC State’s unique research strengths and resources in quantitative biology, -omics and analytical technologies, diverse model organisms as well as human population science.
The successful candidate will be an established research scientist with an excellent record (e.g., teaching, publishing, external funding) in the broadly defined field of EHS. This individual will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program in EHS, participate actively as a faculty member within an appropriate NC State department/college, and Direct the CHHE, a P30 Center funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS).
Roles associated with the CHHE Director position include, but are not limited to:
- Advance interdisciplinary EHS research across the Center to improve understanding of the impact of environmental exposures/stressors on human disease and adverse health outcomes.
- Facilitate translational and reverse translational research at both the individual and population level by creating and strengthening strategic partnerships and resources and engaging members in emerging opportunities and future challenges in EHS.
- Foster relationships between CHHE and communities in North Carolina that lead to collaborative engagement among researchers, educators, and citizens to enhance EHS knowledge and literacy and improve health in partner communities.
- Expand EHS research capacity and productivity by providing access to and training in cutting-edge instrumentation, technology, data science and pathologic phenotypic assessment of model organisms.
- Provide investigators at all career stages valuable opportunities for collaboration, leadership, cross-training, and intellectual enrichment, as well as the foundational funding necessary to compete effectively for extramural research grants.
- Engage in and initiate efforts to expand the diversity and inclusion of EHS research and education at NC State and beyond.
- Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of CHHE and NC State University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming to all.
In addition to serving as CHHE Director, this position will hold a secondary, tenured faculty appointment at NC State University.Minimum Education and Experience:
Other duties as assigned.
Other Required Qualifications:
- Requires PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a large and diverse program involving research, education, and outreach.
- Excellent leadership, mentoring, and communication skills and promotion of a positive work environment are essential.
- Must have a strong record of external funding, academic research productivity, scholarship and proven leadership capabilities.
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
- Prefer a candidate that will qualify for appointment at the level of a tenured Full Professor.
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
05/23/2022Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until FilledSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and complete contact information of three (3) professional references, including email addresses and phone numbers.Position Number:
In addition to serving as CHHE Director, this position will hold a secondary, tenured faculty appointment at NC State University.
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
061601 - Ctr for Human Health & the EnvAA/EEO:
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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