Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Job posting number: #7086270
Posted: September 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1).
This is a fully state-funded (nine-month) tenure line position. Responsibilities include developing an active program of research, teaching, and professional and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a potential for the development of an extramurally funded research program, commensurate with experience, in Environmental Health Sciences. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Applicants with research interests in any area of environmental health will be considered; however, our department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in risk assessment, exposure science, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanistic toxicology, or global environmental health to complement existing expertise within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing graduate program and faculty in Environmental Health Sciences. Current areas of faculty research in the Environmental Health Sciences department include environmental exposure assessment, dose-response modeling, developmental toxicology, environmental epigenetics, and endocrine disruptors. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. A record of, or potential for, building diverse and effective collaborations in research, teaching, and service is positively considered. The department is interested in candidates who have the potential to work with, or have their research help, diverse populations. Further, the department values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to contributing to the success of historically underrepresented students.
Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2022, tenure system appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to include:
Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, or a related field by September 1, 2021
Strong evidence of or potential for independent and collaborative research
Strong record of peer reviewed publications, commensurate with experience
Potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Potential for fostering equity and inclusion.