East Carolina University seeks candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health within the Department of Health Education and Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and seek external research funding. ECU has recently identified priority research areas, two of which are Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Successful candidate will be expected to contribute to one or both of these areas as applied to environmental and occupational health to expand the department's services in BDA and GIS technology for analyzing environmental and occupational exposures. The candidate will teach courses within the BS in Environmental Health (BSEH), MS in Environmental Health (MSEH), and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in the area of environmental and occupational health. This position is expected to provide professional service to the university, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.
We seek individuals with an ability to engage in research and scholarly activities as evidenced by publication in refereed journals and a focused research plan with potential for external funding. We also seek applicants with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for success in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, with proficiency in one or more of the aforementioned areas of GIS and/or BDA. Preference will be given to candidates who have: a) an established record of research and scholarly activity, b) previous environmental and/or occupational health experience, c) previous teaching experience, d) professional association involvement, and e) a record of community engagement. Research and/or teaching experience in BDA and GIS technology is highly preferred.
For further information, please contact: Dr. Don Chaney, Department Chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion: email@example.com or (252) 737-4932.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online (www.jobs.ecu.edu) in order to be considered for the position. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online a) candidate profile, b) letter of application addressing the position description including research interests and teaching philosophy, c) names and contact information for three professional references, and d) current curriculum vitae.
As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.
Application screening begins in January 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters Postal-mailed to: Dr. Jo Anne Balanay ECU Department of Health Education and Promotion 3407 Carol Belk Building Mail Stop 529 Greenville, NC 27858
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in environmental health, occupational health or a closely related field and must be conferred and received from an appropriately accredited institution. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant Professor upon initial appointment. Candidates who have completed all but their dissertation (ABD) will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600068
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University is an emerging national research university with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students. The University offers 84 bachelor's degree programs, 71 master's degree programs, 18 doctoral degree programs, and 82 departmental certificates. The University is comprised of 10 academic colleges/schools including a medical and dental school. The University is committed to the creation of a School of Public Health that will focus on addressing regional needs and rural health disparities. The University is located in Greenville, N.C., a diverse and progressive city of approximately 90,000. It is within two hours driving distance of the Atlantic Coast to the east and the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill to the west.
The College of Health and Human Performance is home to six academic departments. There are excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations within the College and across the University. The College employs two full-time instructional technology consultants, and pre and post award grant specialists. More information can be found at the College website: https://hhp.ecu.edu/
The Department of Health Education and Promotion is comprised of 39 faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a variety of areas that center on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. The Department provides instruction for the University's general education requirement in health. More than 1,200 majors are currently enrolled in the degree programs within the Department, including the BS and MS in Environmental Health; BS in Public Health with concentrations in Community Health, Worksite Health Promotion, and Prehealth Professions; MA in Health Education; and BS and MS in Athletic Training. The BS and MS in Environmental Health programs are accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). The Department is highly regarded in the University for its teaching and research excellence. More information can be found at the Department website: https://hhp.ecu.edu/hep/
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.