[ES_JOBS_NET] faculty opening; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Environmental Health Science

Richard Peltier rpeltier at schoolph.umass.edu
Fri Mar 11 06:54:39 MST 2016

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (www.umass.edu/sphhs/<http://umass.edu/sphhs>), Department of Environmental Health Sciences is seeking applicants for an Associate Professor/ Full Professor, tenure-track position. The position is for Department Chair. In addition to maintaining a strong research program in their chosen area, the Chair will provide departmental leadership and vision that advances excellence in teaching and learning, research and outreach. The Chair represents and advocates for the department at the school, university and community levels. The Chair holds overall responsibility for managing the department, fostering faculty development, and working with campus and external partners on a variety of initiatives related to the departmental and School of Public Health and Health Sciences strategic goals. This position includes a 9-month contract as well as a chair stipend and summer salary.


Successful candidates for this position must have a doctorate in environmental health sciences or a related field, evidence of independent and collaborative research accomplishments, demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with experience and rank. The successful candidate will complement existing expertise in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Applicants with research interests in environmental epidemiology, environmental microbiology, exposure science, risk assessment, global health, environmental policy, environmental justice, or any other aspect of environmental health will be considered. Principle responsibilities will include developing and teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses in environmental health sciences, advising graduate students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, university service, and scholarly research. Candidates with research specializations that complement ongoing work in the department are preferred. Candidates are expected to have or obtain competitive research funding and engage in collaborative research with faculty from the department, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center.

Salary: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:

All applications received by April 12, 2016 will be reviewed; however, review of applications is ongoing and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Anticipated start date is September 2016.

Interested candidates should apply online through Interview Exchange and should provide: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research expertise and future research goals, 4) teaching philosophy, 5) three reprints of peer-reviewed publications, and 6) the names and contact information for three professional references. For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Patty Ryan, paryan at schoolph.umass.edu

APPLY NOW: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=59622&type=7

Richard E Peltier, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts
Environmental Health Sciences
149E Goessmann Lab
686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01003
(413) 545-1317 (p)    (413) 545-6536 (f)

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