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Faculty Position (open rank) in Environmental Health
Boston University School of Public Health

Date Posted Jul. 14, 2022
Title Faculty Position (open rank) in Environmental Health
University Boston University School of Public Health
Boston, MA, United States
Department Department of Environmental Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Environmental/Occupational Health
    Health Sciences - General

The Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is excited to announce the recruitment of candidates for multiple new faculty positions. We are seeking versatile, collaborative, and exceptionally creative faculty motivated to understand and improve population health at any scale from local to global.

This is an open rank recruitment. The successful candidates will have evidence of strong potential for establishing an independent, extramurally-funded research program, a demonstrated interest in teaching, and a commitment to activist public health. BUSPH believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are eager to recruit colleagues who support our commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all community members can thrive. 

Boston University is an Association of American Universities institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The School of Public Health takes the University’s commitment even further with its own detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

Founded in 1976, BUSPH ranks as the sixth leading public health school in the country, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. We offer master's- and doctoral-level education in public health along with post-doctoral training. With over 300 faculty in six departments, the School conducts policy-changing public health research, with the mission of improving the health of populations—especially the underserved—locally and globally.

The Department of Environmental Health is comprised of 20 primary faculty and is internationally recognized for innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching. We investigate the pressing environmental challenges of our time, including legacy and emerging contaminants, air pollution, and complex mixtures of chemical and non-chemical stressors in occupational and residential settings, and we investigate the impact of these exposures across the life course. Additionally, the school-wide Center for Climate and Health at BUSPH is led by environmental health faculty. Across all domains, we emphasize solutions-oriented work in partnership with communities, with explicit consideration of environmental racism and justice. Faculty who join the Department have access to BU’s world class computing facilities and faculty expertise, and the opportunity to collaborate with other university centers including the Institute for Global Sustainability, the Initiative on Cities, and the Center for Antiracist Research. Faculty receive mentorship and development opportunities to position them for success.


Qualifications. Candidates should have a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in public health or a related field, demonstrated potential for outstanding scholarship through publication and/or externally funded research, as well as a commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an independent research program, actively engage in collaborative research; participate in teaching and mentoring master’s and doctoral-level students; and provide stage-appropriate service to the department, university and profession. We especially welcome applicants who are passionate about environmental justice and strong communicators. The search is not focused on a specific area of environmental health, and we welcome applicants from diverse disciplines, including those with qualitative and quantitative backgrounds.

The School of Public Health actively seeks to enrich its student and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed—within our curricular and co-curricular activities—the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness.

Applicants should provide a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching and mentoring statement detailing their teaching experience and their approach to mentoring trainees; and a diversity statement that details how their leadership will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at our school at

Application review will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

  • Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Contact Information

  • Vanessa Edouard
    Faculty Resources Office
    Boston University School of Public Health
    715 Albany Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • 6173583226


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