Assistant/Associate Professor of Risk Assessment

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Jul 16, 2019
Aug 15, 2019
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The Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk (EER) Program in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks outstanding candidates for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Risk Assessment. This is a tenure-track ladder position with the academic rank reflecting the candidate’s experience and productivity.

We seek candidates with an environmental science/engineering background, demonstrated innovative quantitative/modeling skills, and expertise in the use of risk assessment to improve public health decision making. Qualified individuals may include those with backgrounds in biology, toxicology, genetics, ecology, chemistry, and/or engineering with experience in risk modeling of relationships between emissions, ambient concentrations, and human exposure/intake. Candidates for this position should hold a PhD, ScD, or MD equivalent doctoral degree, and have a demonstrated record of research accomplishments.

This tenure track position offers outstanding intellectual and physical resources in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere.  The candidate will interact with other faculty studying environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, climate and sustainability, occupational health, and environmental justice. Interactions and collaborations with nearby academic entities such as the Harvard Medical School and affiliated hospitals, Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are encouraged. The position offers the opportunity to mentor exceptional students and post-doctoral trainees. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and collaborative extramurally funded research program, and to participate in teaching graduate-level courses. 

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The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars.  We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school and the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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For questions, please contact: 

B. Zuckerman, EdD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02115