The Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS), a dynamic collaborative unit within the UIC
SPH, 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, or health equity.
To be considered, an applicant must 1) have by the start date (August 16, 2022) a PhD., J.D., or M.D. (or
equivalents) 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.
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
• 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.
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 February 7, 2022 to: