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Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2019
Title Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Environmental/Occupational Health

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health is conducting a national search for an innovative and accomplished leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. UAB offers unparalleled opportunities for research, teaching, scholarship, and service; having transformed Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development. The UAB School of Public Health is one of six health science schools at UAB. In 2018, the School received more than $35 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 17th in NIH funding among accredited schools of public health.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers the Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health, Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene, Master of Science in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Sciences as well as an undergraduate concentration in Environmental Health. Research areas of interest include environmental and occupational exposure assessment; heat exposure; climate change; resiliency; urban infrastructure and the built environment; environmental justice; air pollution; air sampling and occupational exposure controls; community-based environmental health research; ecological impact research; and environmental epidemiology. The department houses the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center, one of 18 national centers conducting research, training and outreach in Occupational Health and Safety.

The Department seeks a Chair with visionary leadership to guide and lead its growth. The Chair will strengthen the department through strategic faculty hires to increase the research productivity and use creative approaches to enhance the undergraduate, master, and PhD academic programs. The Chair will also provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of departmental functions, including practice and service, finances, human resources, and governance. Finally, the Chair will work with the Dean and the faculty to assure an infrastructure and culture that promote academic career development and will participate with other chairs in the leadership and policy development of the School of Public Health.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities to warrant appointment at the level of tenured Associate Professor or Professor. A PhD, DrPH, MD, or ScD degree with an understanding of environmental health sciences is required to apply for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your research interests and administrative philosophy, at

The information listed above is a summary of the position and not a complete job description. Other competencies, skill sets, and experiences are required.

For questions regarding this position, contact Mrs. Ginny Harvard at or (205) 934-7032.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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