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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Molecular Toxicology

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UC COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, COM faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences (DEPHS) is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

A full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level is available in the Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology (EGMT) at UC COM. Academic rank, tenure, and start-up package will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

The DEPHS offers graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees in EGMT as well as a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) program with a concentration in Environmental Health. The appointee will be expected to participate in graduate and post-doctoral training, and provide service to the Department and UC COM. New faculty will find an outstanding environment for conducting both independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research within the DEPHS and via interactions with other DEPHs divisions, including Epidemiology, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and Occupational Medicine, and with faculty in the UC COM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and Cincinnati Veteran’s Hospital Medical Center (VAMC). The appointee will have the opportunity to become a member of the NIH/NIEHS funded P30 CEG, NIH/NCATS funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center (UCCC). These Centers and other strong research programs offer a supportive environment for conducting state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research in toxicology.

Essential Functions
  • The candidate is expected to Lead an active research program focusing on molecular mechanisms that are modulated by exposure to environmental toxicants and involve the use of applicable cellular and animal models that target genetic, epigenetic, immunological, signal transduction, and/or other pathways, with potential to be clinically relevant.
  • Duties will also include responsibilities for teaching activities for students, residents, and fellows.
Minimum RequirementsPhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent in toxicology or a related field of life sciences

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Investigations in environmental toxicants.
  • Research areas synergistic with ongoing research in the EGMT, and NIEHS P30 Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG).
  • Senior and intermediate level applicants: established track record of continuous extramural funding and excellence in independent and collaborative hypothesis-driven research, teaching/mentoring, and service in a specialty area.
  • Junior level applicants: evidence of strong independent hypothesis-driven and collaborative research with the promise to lead to extramural federal funding.
  • Leader / strong potential to become a leader in the field of molecular toxicology.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Track record of funding from NIEHS.
Application Process

Please complete an online application and submit the following:

  • Complete curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of research interests.
  • Statement of teaching.
  • The names of three (3) references.
  • Please use the Additional Documents option as needed for the additional documents.
  • Applications should be received before March 31, 2023; however, will be accepted until the position is filled.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 92037


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