Environmental Studies/Public Health - Assistant Professor
St. Lawrence University
Location: Canton, New York
Preferred Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
St. Lawrence University invites applications for a joint tenure-track position in both the Environmental Studies Department and Public Health Program at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will be an inter-disciplinary scholar whose academic interest is broadly in human-environmental health with a focus on social justice. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load, as well as serve as an advisor and mentor to students in both the Public Health Program and the Environmental Studies Department. Relevant areas of expertise include: human health effects of contaminants; children’s environmental health; environmental epidemiology; food-borne or sanitation related illnesses; human health impacts of environmental change; communicable diseases related to human-induced environmental change; global environmental health; One Health, or related subjects.
Qualified candidates should be able to effectively teach the scientific basis of environmental health as well as applicable policy issues. We are particularly interested in candidates who recognize and investigate disparities in environmental health risk and/or consider environmental justice as part of their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of an innovative and growing Public Health major and a well-established Environmental studies major. This person will receive mentorship and support from both programs and will teach introductory courses in public health and environmental studies in addition to developing upper division courses in environmental health related subjects that complement the existing curricula in environmental studies and public health. Ability to teach environmental epidemiology is preferred. GIS and/or other statistical/quantitative skills are advantageous. The successful candidate will have an on-going program of research and published scholarship that may include undergraduate students and demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications begins November 8, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Peter Pettengill ([email protected]), Search Chair.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. or DPH at time of appointment (8/15/2022) is required.
Preferred Qualifications Terminal degree from a CEPH accredited school of public health is preferred.
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.