The UIC School of Public Health (SPH), Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) announces a search for a tenure/tenure-track faculty member at the assistant/associate/full professor level in the area of Climate and Health. The successful candidate will contribute to growing the climate and health research and teaching portfolio in the Division, as well as community engagement in climate change. We are especially interested in researchers with expertise in climate change adaptation, community resilience, climate risk assessment, climate risk communications, environmental justice, and health equity.
The EOHS Division of the UIC SPH has a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and impactful portfolio of funded research, which reflects our values of community engagement and equity. Programs and Centers housed within the Division include the:
- ATSDR/EPA-funded Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children’s Environmental Health
- NIOSH-funded Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (ERC)
- NIOSH-funded Center for Healthy Work
- World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
- Mining Education and Research (MinER) Center
- Illinois Occupational Surveillance Program.
The Division is also affiliated with the NIEHS-funded Chicago Center for Health and the Environment (CACHET), and the UIC SPH Collaboratry for Health Justice
EOHS researchers have access to Division industrial hygiene, water quality, and environmental chemistry laboratories, as well as a wide range of UIC core research facilities (https://rrc.uic.edu/). More information about the Division of EOHS is available at https://publichealth.uic.edu/environmental-occupational-health-sciences/. Many opportunities exist for research collaboration with faculty throughout the SPH in the fields of environmental epidemiology, occupational and environmental medicine, health disparities, and public health policy. As a leading research institution in the US, collaboration can be pursued with faculty in the health sciences colleges, engineering, urban planning, liberal arts, and many others. A joint appointment with appropriate cognate departments or centers is possible.
UIC is one of the most diverse research-intensive universities in the United States, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institute, and a Hispanic Serving Institution. The EOHS Division is committed to ensuring access to graduate education for students who are diverse across multiple dimensions, including: race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, disadvantages socioeconomic status, ideas and perspectives. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We encourage applicants that will enrich and contribute to the diversity of the EOHS Division.
To be considered, an applicant must 1) have by the start date (August 16, 2022) a PhD., J.D., or M.D. (or equivalent) and 2) have a record of research regarding the impact of climate change on the public’s health. As tenure/tenure track faculty member, the successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses in the UIC School of Public Health, mentor graduate students, and conduct collaborative, extramurally-funded research. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching is desirable, as is a commitment to addressing environmental and occupational health inequities.
For fullest consideration, applicants should submit their CV, names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications including research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and their research goals by January 17, 2022 to: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/.