Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Health: Biological, Exposure, or Population Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
The Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) seeks outstanding candidates for positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Environmental Health. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity.
Environmental health addresses the relationship between harmful environmental exposures and public health. To improve public health our departmental mission is to advance the discovery, transmission, and application of new knowledge, thereby fostering policies and programs that promote well-being and healthy, safe communities. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We deal with infectious, chemical, biological, radiation and particulate environmental exposures borne in air, water, soil, food, or consumer products.
These tenure track positions offer outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial, collaborative, and diverse atmosphere. A joint appointment with another Harvard school and/or another HSPH department is also possible. These positions offer the opportunity to mentor exceptional students and post-doctoral trainees with strong interests in environmental health effects. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program, to participate in teaching graduate-level courses, and mentor students and post-doctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds and participate in teaching graduate-level courses that promote awareness of the social determinants as they pertain to environmental health, cultural sensitivity, and environmental justice.
Application: For full consideration, applicants should submit: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of intent that a) describes why they would be a good candidate, b) their interest in the position, c) includes a research statement describing their previous experience and future research goals, d) describes their teaching and mentoring experience and future plans in these areas, and e) includes a statement that details their experience in and commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in their scholarship, teaching and mentoring activities; and 3) contact information for four references. Additional references will be requested of candidates that are being considered for associate professor rank. Review of applications will begin and continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidates will join our diverse group of elite investigators. Candidates from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply, including Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and others.
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.
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
For questions regarding the submission of your application, please contact:
B. Zuckerman, EdD, MSW, LCSW 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 Email: email@example.com
Candidates for these positions will hold a PhD, MD, ScD, or equivalent doctoral degree, will have a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and must express a strong interest in applying their discipline to environmental health. We seek scientists with expertise in one or more of the following fields. Biological sciences: molecular and integrative biology, lung biology, physiology, cell biology, immunology, genetics, epigenetics, bioengineering, systems biology, computational biology, infectious disease, toxicology. Exposure sciences: climate change, environmental justice, environmental exposures, radiation exposure, risk assessment, built environment, engineering, aerosol physics. Population sciences: environmental epidemiology, reproductive outcomes, cancer, neurological outcomes, cardiometabolic health, children’s health, geographic information, occupational health, exposomics, data science.
For more than 100 years, our Department has advanced the field of Environmental Health through hands-on learning and training, and translates evidence-based on research. We have a vibrant and rich history of guiding public discourse, and national and international leaders, on the most pressing environmental health challenges in the twenty-first-century. To better serve communities’ changing health, we employ innovative strategies and solutions to increase public awareness. Our work in laboratories, field studies, and cohort studies has provided the basis of environmental and occupational health on humans. Members of our Department create and advance our knowledge of harmful exposures and translate their discoveries into actions that ultimately improve people’s health. Our centers, faculty, students, and staff engage in service activities to expand the capacity of communities by training, mentoring, and empowering the next world leaders.