University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Environmental Health Sciences Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Aug 15, 2019Full time
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. 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. Salary The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.