About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.
This is a fully state-funded (nine-month) tenure-line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in Environmental Health Sciences. Candidates will be expected to establish an outstanding independent research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Applicants with research interests in any area of environmental health will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in risk assessment, exposure science, environmental epidemiology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanistic toxicology, or global environmental health to complement existing expertise within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing graduate program and faculty in Environmental Health Sciences. Current areas of faculty research in the Environmental Health Sciences program in the Department of Public Health include environmental exposure assessment, dose-response modeling, developmental toxicology, environmental epigenetics, and endocrine disruptors. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School's Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.
Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2020, tenure system appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to include:
• Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in Environmental Health Sciences, Public Health, or a related field by September 1, 2020
• Strong evidence of independent and collaborative research
• Strong record of peer reviewed publications commensurate with experience
• Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral levels
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing excellent potential for securing federal research funding.
The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, applicants should submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.
The application review process will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 2020.
For questions about the search process, please contact the department administrator, Suzanne Tromara, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 career and degree.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.