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Assistant Professor HS

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor HS
Posting Number F1700012
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

We seek an environmental health scientist with expertise in epidemiology. Of particular interest are candidates with a research focus in human exposure science, pollution modeling, environmental epidemiology, and/or toxicology. Candidates should have doctoral level training (PhD, MD or equivalent) in Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Toxicology or a related field with high potential for success and scholarly growth. The faculty member will be expected to develop an independent research program that brings distinction to the Department, School and University, through productive, funded research, to teach and mentor graduate students in environmental health and epidemiology, and to engage in impactful professional service. Successful candidates will be those who have not only the required depth of focus in their research to obtain tenure but also breadth of interest and a strong desire for engaging in interdisciplinary work.

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health has a lively and engaged faculty with research interests including environmental epidemiology and toxicology, investigating the health effects of air pollution, metals, pesticides and persistent organic pollutants . Other research in EEH includes the epidemiology of a variety of diseases and exposures including cancer, cardiovascular disease, women’s health, maternal and child health, oral health, nutrition, physical activity, microbiome, as well as health services research. Research resources in the department and the university include a biological specimen bank, access to existing epidemiologic data and samples, shared laboratory resources including an analytic laboratory, and methodologic expertise in GIS. The department offers PhD, MS and MPH degrees in Epidemiology, and MPH degrees in Environmental Health and Health Services Administration. The SPHHP is a nationally accredited School of Public Health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In addition to EEH, the school includes departments of Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Rehabilitation Science. Dedicated to academic excellence, UB is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the leading public research university in New York State. The university provides a rich environment for collaborative and transdisciplinary research. This faculty member will benefit from and contribute to The UB Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW), and the Environmental Exposures, Genomes and Health focus within RENEW. Other collaborative groups within UB offering unique opportunities for transdisciplinary scholarship include ones focused on global health equity, the microbiome, and clinical and translational research.

Known locally as the “City of Good Neighbors”, Buffalo has been named as one of the best cities in the US to live in; for more information about the city and the region, please see http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/home/about-us/the-buffaloniagara-region.html.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov. This position was previously posted as posting number 1600737.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral level training (PhD, MD or equivalent) in Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Toxicology or a related field with high potential for success and scholarly growth.

Preferred Qualifications

Breadth of interest and a strong desire for engaging in interdisciplinary work.
Required depth of focus in their research to obtain tenure.

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply on-line; this is the only venue from which we can accept applications. References will be requested for seriously considered applicants later in the hiring process.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Contact's Name Dr. James Olson
Contact's Title UB Distinguished Professor and Director Division of Environmental Health
Contact's Email jolson@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-2319

Posting Dates

Posted 09/30/2016
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
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