Indiana University’s School of Public Health: Bloomington (SPH-B) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health. The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health unites a multidisciplinary faculty conducting cutting edge research in environmental sciences and engineering, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, environmental microbiology, industrial hygiene, occupational health, anthropology, medicine, and environmental policy, all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease by ensuring healthy environments. Academic offerings of the Department include a bachelor’s degree (BSPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health, a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science degrees, and a PhD degree in Environmental and Occupational Health.
The Chair provides inspirational and practical leadership for the department’s research, teaching, and service mission and reports directly to the Dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington. The Chair oversees the department budget, secures financial resources to meet program objectives, oversees the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, evaluates and mentors department faculty and staff, actively assists with fundraising activities, and represents the department on external committees.
Nominations and Applications
Con?dential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2022. The search will remain open until an appointment is made. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.
Interested candidates should submit:
Curriculum vitae (Word or PDF);
Letter of Interest that highlights managerial and leadership philosophy, experience, and training in preparation to chair an academic department;
Contact information for five professional references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).
Additional materials may be requested at a later date including a diversity statement, research statement, and teaching philosophy.
Before a conditional offer of employment is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND A PROVIDER OF ADA SERVICES. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT BASED ON INDIVIDUAL QUALIFICATIONS. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AGE, ETHNICITY, COLOR, RACE, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, GENETIC INFORMATION, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY STATUS OR PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS.
SPH-B welcomes applicants currently holding a tenured associate professorship or full professorship with demonstrable expertise in environmental and occupational health or a closely related field. The following minimum qualifications are required:
A doctoral degree in a field such as, or closely related to, environmental and occupational health from an accredited educational institution;
A firm commitment to the role of diversity in all aspects of research, education, and service;
National recognition as a public health scholar with a record of extramurally supported research as a corresponding principal investigator;
An outstanding record of teaching at the graduate and professional level; and
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work congenially within a diverse environment of faculty, colleagues, and students.
The preferred candidate will exemplify sound judgment, creative strategic thinking, the ability to delegate yet maintain the highest standards, impeccable professional integrity, self-awareness, humility, trust, transparency, optimism, and empathy.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) is the flagship campus of Indiana University. Located in Bloomington, IN., IUB constantly strives to embody its mission to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; inspired and challenging undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong educational programs; meaningful experiences outside the classroom; expansive global educational opportunities while fostering a culturally diverse campus environment; first-rate library and museum collections; and far-reaching economic development and impact in the state and region.
IUB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. With over 35,000 undergraduate students and more than 11,000 students in graduate and professional programs, the campus has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools offering 300+ undergraduate majors, 300+ Master’s degrees, and 150+ doctoral and professional degree opportunities. Known for its Indiana limestone facades and green spaces throughout, IUB is widely considered one of the country’s most... beautiful college campuses. The School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) is located in the heart of the IUB campus and comprises five collaborative academic departments with over 200 faculty and staff, including one of the most diverse faculties of any school of public health in the nation, with 34.9% of current tenure-track/tenured faculty being underrepresented minorities. In 2022, IUB was honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award.