The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health is conducting a national search for an innovative and accomplished leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. UAB offers unparalleled opportunities for research, teaching, scholarship, and service; having transformed Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development. The UAB School of Public Health is one of six health science schools at UAB. In 2018, the School received more than $35 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 17th in NIH funding among accredited schools of public health.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences offers the Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health, Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene, Master of Science in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Sciences as well as an undergraduate concentration in Environmental Health. Research areas of interest include environmental and occupational exposure assessment; heat exposure; climate change; resiliency; urban infrastructure and the built environment; environmental justice; air pollution; air sampling and occupational exposure controls; community-based environmental health research; ecological impact research; and environmental epidemiology. The department houses the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center, one of 18 national centers conducting research, training and outreach in Occupational Health and Safety.
The Department seeks a Chair with visionary leadership to guide and lead its growth. The Chair will strengthen the department through strategic faculty hires to increase the research productivity and use creative approaches to enhance the undergraduate, master, and PhD academic programs. The Chair will also provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of departmental functions, including practice and service, finances, human resources, and governance. Finally, the Chair will work with the Dean and the faculty to assure an infrastructure and culture that promote academic career development and will participate with other chairs in the leadership and policy development of the School of Public Health.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Environmental Health Sciences
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities to warrant appointment at the level of tenured Associate Professor or Professor. A PhD, DrPH, MD, or ScD degree with an understanding of environmental health sciences is required to apply for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your research interests and administrative philosophy.
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Internal Number: 5949
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.