Full/Associate Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at University of Arizona


The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UA) invites applicants for a full/associate level faculty position with tenure in the Environmental Health Sciences program in the Department of Community, Environment, and Policy. We are seeking an exceptional investigator with an international reputation and established expertise in environmental health research, exposure science, and/or environmental epidemiology – particularly including the following areas: environmental justice, health equity, one health, climate-associated disease, arid environments, human toxicology, exposomics, environmental microbiology, and the built environment. This outstanding candidate should have a demonstrated ability, and will be expected, to lead a productive and collaborative funded environmental health research program, demonstrate teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental health sciences, and advance community impact by providing mentorship and contributing to extramural and intramural service.

The Department of Community, Environment and Policy is the nexus between environmental science and health research – two of six strategic research areas at UA. This provides an unparalleled opportunity for an environmental health scholar at one of the leading universities in the US for environmental science research. At the center of our reputation is the Institute for the Environment which osters and facilitates cross-campus, community, state, national, and worldwide collaborations that resolve environmental challenges. The Institute includes more than 300 affiliated faculty, including those in public health, who are internationally recognized for their environmental research and who reflect the UA’s commitment to in terdisciplinary study. UA has three centers with funding from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), including the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (P30), the Superfund Research Program (P42), and the Center for Indigenous and Environmental Health Research (P50). The Department also houses the Environmental, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center (ESRAC). To learn more about the Community, Environment, and Policy Department (CEP), please visit our we bsite at: https://publichealth.arizona.edu/departments/cep

The UA is a world class institution working at the center of the most complex environmental research ever considered on Earth or in space. UA scientists will simulate real-life environments in the new Health Sciences Innovation Building. This state-of-the-art instructional space will offer real-life simulations for medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health teams and will serve as the vanguard for interprofessional health education in the United States. UA scientists also led the OSIRIS-REx NASA mission to obtain the first ever sample from an asteroid and currently study the interactions between natural and man-made environments in the Biosphere 2.

The UA is a land grant university and Hispanic serving institution situated in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border with among the largest proportion of Latinos and Native Americans in the US. The environment and diverse populations present unique environmental health research questions. There are exciting opportunities to collaborate with departments and centers across campus including those focused on basic and applied research in toxicology, engineering, environmental science, population and ethnic studies, and life sciences.

Applications for this position must be submitted through UACareers, The University of Arizona’s online application system. Review will begin June 3. A complete listing of position duties and qualifications is available online at:  https://uacareers.com/postings/37375 (Job F21906). For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Paloma Beamer, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, pbeamer@email.arizona.edu.

Review of applications will commence June 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

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