Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Health
East Tennessee State University
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee
Internal Number: 26645
Posting Number: F00745P
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Sciences (formerly Department of Environmental Health), in the College of Public Health, at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN invites nominations and applications for a 9-month tenure track position at the assistant/associate professor level. The position will be available August 15, 2024. The appointment includes a competitive salary and startup funds. The position level will be commensurate with the applicant's background, extramurally funded research, and academic experience.
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Sciences was the first in the nation to offer the EHAC-accredited Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health. The department currently offers a BSEH with a concentration in environmental health and an MPH in Environmental Health. The department also houses the Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory a comprehensive research facility. The department currently has four full-time tenured faculty.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health is accredited by the National Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association (EHAC) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Master of Public Health – Environmental Health is accredited by CEPH.
The College of Public Health includes five departments and is part of ETSU Health. ETSU Health includes the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, and the College of Nursing, making ETSU one of only 25 Universities in the United States with Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
The University is located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, is the state's fourth largest institution with a student enrollment of approximately 14,500 and ranked in the top 160 public higher education institutions in the nation. ETSU is recognized for excellence in academics, research, athletics, and service to the community and the region offering over 140 academic undergraduate and graduate programs found within the 11 colleges at ETSU. Explore our programs, campus, and community by taking the ETSU Virtual Tour. Johnson City has close to half a million residents and is consistently rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, and touts outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational activities. Explore the Northeast Tennessee Region and what it has to offer in recreation, music, culture, and lifestyle.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:
Paid time off & leave
17 paid holidays
Health and life insurance
Access to University facilities and services and much more!
ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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Job Category: Faculty
Ph.D. in environmental health, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, or occupational health. However, candidates who are ABD will be considered but the doctoral degree must be earned no later than 30 June 2024.
Must be able to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, Public Health Law, Solid and Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Hygiene, or Occupational Health. Ability to teach other courses in the department is desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in the area of expertise that involves graduate (MPH) and undergraduate students.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.