[ES_JOBS_NET] University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Assistant Professor in Environmental Health

Jack Scheff jscheff at uncc.edu
Thu Nov 1 14:58:47 MDT 2018

Dear Es_jobs_net,

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invite
applications for a* tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor in the area of Environmental Health*. We are seeking a dynamic
and broadly trained environmental health scholar with expertise in areas
such as the built environment, environmental justice, environmental
exposure/risk assessment, climate change, community resilience,
socio-ecological systems, and/or place-based social determinants of health.
This position will begin August 12, 2019.

This is part of an effort to hire four new faculty in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences to strengthen collaborative community-focused
research around health disparities and to build on our existing capacity to
address social, environmental and cultural factors that affect health and
well-being (https://pages.uncc.edu/healthresearch/).

Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to
individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of
expertise in our department such as community-based research, geospatial
techniques (including big data analytics, geocomputation and
technology-enabled methods), and/or mixed methods.

Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. degree in Geography, Planning or
a related environmental field, in hand by the time of appointment, evidence
of scholarly productivity, ability to secure appropriate external funding,
and potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. As
the hire will be part of a four-department hiring cluster focusing on
health disparities, the candidate should also show evidence of
interdisciplinary collaboration.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to (1) contribute to the
department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, (2) build a successful,
cutting-edge research program, and (3) develop coursework in their area of
expertise. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in
the pre-tenure period.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (
http://www.geoearth.uncc.edu/) is a diverse community of social and
physical scientists comprised of over 30 faculty members and more than 100
graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The
Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge
about the social and natural systems of the earth and their interactions
through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department is
committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching. The
Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At
the graduate level, the Department offers an MA and a PhD in Geography, an
MS in Earth Sciences, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information
Science & Technology. In addition, the department is a core participant in
several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D.
programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental
Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD).

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university
located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and
Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement
campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at
the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of
Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and
behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25
applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight
doctoral degrees, 24 master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32
undergraduate degrees.

Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.uncc.edu [Position
Number 006239]: (1) a letter of application responding to the required and
desired qualifications listed above; (2) a statement of current and future
research specifically addressing how these fit with health disparities; (3)
a teaching statement including teaching philosophy, agenda and evidence of
teaching effectiveness; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) one to three
representative publications, and (6) contact information (including email
addresses) for at least three professional references. We ask applicants to
reflect on how they integrate issues surrounding diversity into their
teaching, research and/or services.

Review of applications will begin on *November 30, 2018* and will continue
until the position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Eric
Delmelle, eric.delmelle at uncc.edu, +1-704-687-5991.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an
academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and
maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages
applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an
official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal
background check.

Jacob Scheff
Assistant Professor of Geography & Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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