The College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) seeks highly qualified candidates for a tenure-leading endowed faculty position in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health. Candidates may be of any faculty rank and their research should emphasize environmental health, with special emphasis on addressing issues associated with climate change and/or water quality. Applicants will be expected to strive to be a national and international leader in their field. The applicant will conduct high quality research; teach graduate level courses; advise graduate level students; obtain external funding; provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and the metropolitan and rural communities of Nebraska. Existing areas of strength in the Department include environmental health, climate and health, environmental inhalation injury and respiratory illness, water quality, and occupational safety and health. Individuals will be expected to play an important role in the existing Master of Public Health and Doctoral program in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health. The UNMC College of Public Health is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of the academic community, including students, residents, fellows, faculty, administration, and staff. Individuals from a diverse background are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to be a significant contributor to the Water, Climate and Health Program, an exciting new program that utilizes research, education and outreach, training, and policy to address Nebraska’s public health challenges associated with water and climate change.
UNMC is located at Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is known as one of the friendliest cities in the country with a thriving economy and low unemployment rate. It is also known as the Silicon Prairie due to entrepreneurial opportunities. Omaha also boasts a cost of living lower than the national average and very affordable housing. The metropolitan population is just under one million, but Omaha retains a small-town feel. Typical commutes throughout the city are minimal. Omaha has also been called one of the best places to live and work in the United States.
Founded in 2007 and first accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2011, the UNMC College of Public Health offers a wide range of programs and degrees such as certificate programs, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, the Doctor of Philosophy, and the Doctor of Public Health to provide students with a comprehensive, well- rounded education in public health. The College of Public Health has recently seen record growth in enrollment and research opportunity with 52.8% increase in student enrollment for Fall 2020 and 28.4% increase in extramural funding in 2020-2021. One of five academic units in the College of Public Health, the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health has also grown significantly in recent years. The Department currently has 21 faculty members and 6 staff.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61816 and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) listing of three references, and 4) statements of teaching philosophy and research philosophy in a single pdf file.
UNMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.