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The newly established Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (IGHHE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking applicants at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants at higher ranks may be considered if exceptional. Graduates and applicants who have a research focus in gene-environment interaction and expertise in both pre-clinical and clinical studies are encouraged to apply.
Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, and service. Ability to teach in two or more of the following areas: Toxicology, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Human Health Risk Assessment. The successful applicant is expected to develop a community based collaborative research agenda focused within the field of Public Health and Human Ecology and advise/engage undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also actively participate in community-based projects relevant to their area of specialization and advise/accompany students in their fieldwork.
The IGHHE, an interdisciplinary institute, is committed to establishing and growing expertise in the core Global Public Health tenets of biostatistics, epidemiology, and implementation science methods. It houses the MPH (http://catalog.aucegypt.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=27&poid=4894) and PhD in Global Public Health (http://catalog.aucegypt.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=27&poid=4895) with concentrations in Precision Health and Public Health Policy and Management, as well as the MS in Sustainable Development. There are many collaborative opportunities within the School of Sciences and Engineering, with its focus on interdisciplinary programs, the Center for Applied Research in Environmental Sustainability (CARES), and across AUC's participating schools and centers. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent program of methodological research in their area of interest, while cultivating collaborations with other investigators in the Institute and University. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to teach core graduate courses and mentor graduate students. Cairo, Egypt and MENA offer opportunities for Global Public Health research and collaboration, and the potential to make a difference. AUC, Egypt's Global University, offers many attractive benefits and incentives to its faculty and the Cairo area has much to offer in its family-friendly, affordable, and recreationally and culturally rich environment.
The successful applicant will hold an MD or MBBS, in addition to the PhD degree or equivalent. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for practice in Egypt at the time of appointment. Candidates with versatility in research interests and applications are encouraged to apply.
Deadline of application is 15 February 2019. Review of applications will start immediately on receipt or until successful candidates are identified.
The appointment will ideally start January 2020.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background.