The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health is seeking a full-time (9-month) Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) Tenure-Track Faculty Member to join the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to innovative teaching and research for a dynamic department in a diverse academic environment. The Department includes 9 full-time faculty members and offers an MPH and PhD in Public Health, as well as an Occupational Medicine Clinic and accredited residency programs in both Occupational Medicine and Public Health-General Preventive Medicine. The faculty actively partner with many groups, including the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the West Virginia (WV) Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the WV Prevention Research Center, the WVU School of Medicine, WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, NIOSH Morgantown located next door on campus, WVU Safety and Health Extension, and the WV Bureau for Public Health.
Position Description: We invite applicants with broad interests in occupational and environmental health, with a particular focus on hazards applicable to West Virginia and Appalachia. We welcome applicants with teaching experience in environmental and occupational health who can provide courses critical to the needs of the Department and the School of Public Health. Specifically, applicants are expected to contribute to the Department's undergraduate, masters, doctoral and residency teaching offerings. Relevant research interests to the department could include environmental toxicology, analytical chemistry of environmental toxicants, occupational safety and health, and industrial hygiene. The applicant is expected to develop and maintain an extramural research focus complementary to the department. Rank will be commensurate with experience and scholarly activities.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.