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The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. This appointment is a full-time (9-month), tenure track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2023.
Allied Health Sciences is one of eight departments in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR). It is a large, vibrant, multidisciplinary department with more than 30 faculty, 750 undergraduates (40% of whom are non-white), 30 post-baccalaureate students, and 30 graduate students. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Allied Health Sciences with multiple concentrations; three nationally-accredited professional programs; four post-baccalaureate programs, two master’s programs; and a Ph.D. program in Health Promotion Sciences. The Department strives for inclusive excellence in attracting, retaining, and valuing talented people from all backgrounds.
The College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension/outreach programs in the years 2020-2025. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to at least one of CAHNR’s five strategic initiatives:
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective. Learn more at uconn.edu.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We invite candidates from a broad range of academic disciplines and research areas to apply. The successful candidate will have a research focus in environmental and/or occupational health science as it relates to human health. Specific areas of expertise are open but may include climate change, toxicology, occupational/industrial health, air and water quality, environmental justice, public policy, or their combination. We encourage candidates with research interests that address inequities in health experienced by historically marginalized groups. Candidates will be supported in seeking an affiliate appointment in a university center or institute (see below) and can have the opportunity to provide leadership to occupational and environmental health and safety programs. Candidates will be expected to integrate their research and teaching with faculty in the Department, College, and University, such as Public Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, the Institute for the Environment, and the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP).
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
The successful candidate will also be expected to support the Department’s efforts to:
This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023 or a later date that can be negotiated. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24464 and submit the following application materials:
Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than April 7, 2023. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be sent to the search committee chair, Molly Waring, Ph.D. (Molly.Waring@UConn.edu).
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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