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School of Public Health - Department Chair - Environmental Health Sciences

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3 letters of recommendation are required from position finalists.

Posting Details

Position Information

School/College School of Public Health
Title School of Public Health - Department Chair - Environmental Health Sciences
Employment Status Full-Time
Rank Professor
Tenure Status Open Tenure
Payroll Status Faculty 12
Job Description

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 Department Chair of Environmental Health Sciences. We offer 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 2015, the School received more than $45 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 4th in NIH funding among public schools of public health.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers the Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with two tracks: Environmental and Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene. The department is also involved in the School of Public Health’s undergraduate program offering a concentration in Environmental Health. The main research areas are environmental and occupational exposure assessment; characterizing air pollution and assessing its health effects; and developing new approaches for air sampling and occupational exposure controls. The department also houses the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a NIOSH-funded Educational and Research Center, one of 18 national centers conducting research, training and outreach in Occupational Health and Safety.
We are recruiting 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 master’s 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 structures. 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 infrastructures 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 or tenure-earning Professor. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until we fill the position.

Required Qualifications

PhD or MD

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F594P
Open Date 01/29/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

3 letters of recommendation are required from position finalists.

EEO Statement

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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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this faculty employment opportunity? If "Other" please explain below.
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • New Scientist
    • Science Magazine
    • UAB Web site
    • Academic Keys
    • Naturejobs
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Personal Referral
    • Other (please explain below)
    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc...)
    • Association for Information Systems
    • Decision Sciences Institute
  2. * Do you have a PhD or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation