Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Environmental Health & Epidemiology

  • Columbia University, Environmental Health Sciences Department
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Aug 18, 2021
Full time Environmental Studies Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


The Department of Environmental Health Sciences of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for 2-3 tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek scholars with a doctorate degree in environmental health, epidemiology, or related field who are particularly interested in children and maternal environmental health, perinatal, molecular, life course, and/or reproductive epidemiology. Other areas relevant for environmental health sciences will also be considered. In addition, Columbia University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups; the applicant should describe how their current work demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or how they will contribute to it in the future. The successful candidate(s) will develop an independent research program within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Among other opportunities for collaboration, the Department is home to the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. The Center offers unique opportunities through existing longitudinal cohorts of children and their mothers and capacity for new recruitment. The incumbent will also work and collaborate with investigators across Columbia University to develop a comprehensive research program in the areas referenced above, and they will play a substantial role in our MS, MPH, and PhD educational programs as an instructor and mentor.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Degree Required: 

Doctorate degree in environmental health sciences, epidemiology, or other related discipline (PhD, ScD, DrPH or MD), with substantial post-doctoral training and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

A strong publication record, original and creative long-term research vision, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring are required. Experience with population-based/epidemiology research on cohort studies of children and/or their mothers is also required. A record of obtaining peer-reviewed funding for independent research is essential, as is a demonstrated success in working with multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams.

We welcome applications from new and early-stage investigators. Investigators with established research programs could also be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent mathematical skills, communication skills, and collaborative skills.

Application Details

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the Columbia University Portal:


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – RAPS: 00002568




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