Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Climate and Health - Brown University

LOCATION: Providence, RI (United States)

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 12978

POSTED: September 7, 2018


The Department of Epidemiology and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) seek candidates of any rank for an endowed university chair in the area of climate and health. This is part of a broader search by IBES that seeks to fill endowed university chairs with a tenure or tenure-track home in a participating department. The broader search invites applications from rising leaders in the public health, natural, social, and environmental justice aspects of climate change to create a multidisciplinary network of collaborative research. 

The Department of Epidemiology specifically seeks to build further strength in the area of climate and health, including the present-day or projected impacts on human health and wellbeing of: sea level rise, urbanization, ecosystem change, food security, air or water pollution, environmental chemicals, extreme weather events, or other environmental hazards influenced by climate change. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in environmental health, epidemiologic and quantitative methods, exposure assessment, risk or health impact assessment, and/or other relevant disciplines.

Candidates of any rank will be considered. The endowed chairs are named faculty positions that include a small fund in perpetuity (in addition to start up funds) to assist chair holders in achieving their research and teaching goals.  We are particularly interested in scholars who demonstrate research excellence, an interest in working to promote diversity and inclusion in environmental disciplines, and a dedication to teaching and research mentoring. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of research and teaching that complements the strengths of both the Department of Epidemiology and IBES, while demonstrating the potential to work across both units.

Applicants must have a PhD in environmental health, epidemiology, or related discipline at the time of starting work. All candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement; (2) a research statement; (3) a diversity and inclusion statement; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) two writing samples; and, (6) a cover letter describing their interest in the position. Candidates currently holding tenured faculty positions should provide the names of three referees; these referees will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. Candidates that do not currently hold a tenured faculty position should have three letters of reference submitted before the application deadline. Interested candidates should feel free to contact Dr. Gregory Wellenius (Gregory_Wellenius@brown.edu) for further information.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Brown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http//apply.interfolio.com/50691. 

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