Assistant Professor -Climate Change and Air Pollution- School of Public Health

Employer
University of California Berkeley
Location
Berkeley, California (US)
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Nov 13, 2020
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Assistant Professor -Climate Change and Air Pollution- School of Public Health

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR POLLUTION
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for a tenure track (assistant professor) position in the area of “Climate Change and Air Pollution,” with a potential start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching, and/or service. At Berkeley, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. The Bay Area is also at the forefront of social and health equity innovation and justice. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion, which includes diversity in racial, gender, sexual, and other identities. The School of Public Health is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

Rapid global changes are underway in energy, transport, wildfires, urbanization, and agriculture, with profound implications for air pollution and the climate system. These evolving changes in climate and air pollution will profoundly impact public health, particularly in vulnerable and socially marginalized populations, including children, pregnant women, older adults, workers, communities of color, and the poor. Understanding and managing these health risks requires timely, robust data on pollutants, their sources and emissions, and their dispersion across the landscape, within households, neighborhoods, and across continents and oceans. Novel technologies are urgently needed for the collection of pollutant and exposure data, and new statistical and computational approaches are needed for analysis and interpretation. This search invites applicants from all eligible scholars working at the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and public health. Priority research areas include, but are not limited to:

• links between new sources of air pollution, climate change, and the public health benefits from potential control/mitigation strategies, especially those targeted toward vulnerable communities;

• molecular mechanisms and biomarkers activated by exposures to air pollutants and interactions with other stressors;

• computational and molecular approaches for measuring impacts of air pollution and climate change on the exposome;

• models to better understand the impacts of decarbonization policies on air quality and exposures in vulnerable communities;

• new approaches for inference, drawing on causal methods in epidemiology and econometrics, such as quasi-experimental study designs;

• novel measurement, modeling, and analytical methods to characterize air pollution exposures in vulnerable communities, such as low-cost sensors, source apportionment, mobile monitoring, satellite remote sensing, and air quality models;

• interaction between indoor and outdoor air pollution and related impacts on climate change

• laboratory research to identify links between aerosol physicochemical properties affected by climate change and biological outcomes.

This list is meant to illustrate the wide breadth of this search. Applicants with research at any point of intersection between air pollution, climate change, and public health will receive full consideration. Given the mission of UCB SPH, this search will prioritize those applicants with a strong potential for public-health focused scholarship.

Candidates would teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, such as environmental health policy, the health effects of global environmental change, risk analysis and health impact assessment, atmospheric pollutant monitoring and modeling, aerosol characterization methods, and exposure science. Competitive candidates will demonstrate the potential to maintain a research program with deep linkages to epidemiologic approaches needed for advancing scientific understanding of the health impacts of climate change-driven air pollution on vulnerable populations and to cultivate multi-disciplinary and productive collaborations across campus.

Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized research program that includes research initiatives in the realms of climate change and air pollution. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages topics of relevance to environmental equity. We seek rising leaders from diverse fields including, but not limited to, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, civil and environmental engineering, or related fields of relevance to environmental health.

We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching, and/or service. At Berkeley, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.

Basic qualifications: Ph.D., Sc.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in Ph.D., Sc.D., or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral training or equivalent preferred. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, the potential for securing extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs.

Please visit:
[https://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty]
[https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates]
[https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/school-news/berkeley-public-health-is-on-the-frontline-of-research-on-how-racism-affects-public-health/]

To apply for consideration, please go to the following link: [https://apptrkr.com/2018943]

Applications must be received by November 13, 2020.
Please direct questions to juliaschuelke@berkeley.edu. Please reference job number JPF02731

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality [http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html] prior to submitting their letters.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: [https://hr.berkeley.edu/compensation-benefits/benefits]

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We encourage candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, or who have taken time off for family reasons, to apply for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: [http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct]

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