Environmental Health Sciences Open Rank Positions
Call for Applications
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is expanding its multidisciplinary research program. The department aims to hire a cluster of faculty to support interdisciplinary scholarship with particular interest in developing new areas in environmental and occupational exposure and their impacts on human health. We are seeking exceptional candidates for multiple open rank (tenure-track or tenured) faculty positions commensurate with background, record, and experience. These positions offer the opportunity to develop new ideas and innovative research directions while developing collaborations with current research groups.
Research Areas and Eligibility
These positions require highly motivated applicants with demonstrated ability to compete for extramural funding and effective collaboration in multidisciplinary projects as well as excellence in teaching. Specific research areas could include (but are not limited to): human response to inhalation of ambient or occupational contaminants including combustion byproducts, volatile organic compounds, manufactured nanoparticles, development of methods to assess environmental exposures to chemical or elemental contaminants or aerosols/particulates, exposure assessment in support of environmental and occupational epidemiology, development and/or application of biomarkers, statistical methods for assessing environmental and occupational exposures, and exposure and effect research including animal and in vitro models. Areas of expertise must have a strong connection to human health in areas including, but not limited to, maternal/child health, neurological development and disease, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, or other non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer, metabolic disorders, inflammatory disease). The ability to develop interdisciplinary collaborative interactions both within UAB and outside, involving partnerships with the local and regional businesses including aerospace, automotive, bioscience, pharmaceutical, chemical, forest products, metal manufacturing, distribution, and food products industries will be highly regarded. Advising master and doctoral students and engagement in appropriate service activities are also expected. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or equivalent in environmental health sciences, chemistry, toxicology, physics, industrial hygiene, engineering, or other scientifically relevant and appropriate disciplines.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (https://www.uab.edu/soph/home/ehs)
The Department offers an MPH degree with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, two MSPH degrees with concentrations in Environmental and Occupational Health Science or Industrial Hygiene, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences. The Department also houses the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) funded Education and Research Center, which offers ample collaboration opportunities. Environmental Health Sciences is 1 of 5 academic departments in the UAB School of Public Health, with active collaborations within the School and with faculty in the School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1978, the UAB School of Public Health has grown to 80 full-time faculty and 1,234 students. In 2022, the school had more than $38 million in research funding and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years. Diversity is one of the school’s values and strengths, with 45% of students identifying as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group and 16% identifying as a first-generation college student. As a school with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students. In 2020, the School of Public Health received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (https://www.uab.edu/home/)
UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB research grants and awards exceeded $602 million in FY19, with the university ranking 8th in NIH funding among all public universities. UAB has high-profile University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers and programs to foster interdisciplinary research including the NCATS Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Center for Free Radical Biology, the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration, the Superfund Research Program, the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, the Microbiome Center, the NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, the Nephrology Research and Training Center, the NCI O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Lung Health Center, and the NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 25,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. UAB offers a comprehensive suite of health and retirement benefits to all benefit-eligible employees
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin no later than August 2024. To apply, please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/19448.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (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.
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.