Open Rank Faculty - Environmental and Occupational Health

Louisiana State University

New Orleans, LA, USA 🇺🇸

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) has an open rank faculty position available in the School of Public Health’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program.

We seek candidates with expertise in any two of the following subjects: climate adaptation and mitigation policy, environmental justice and health equity, climate resilience and sustainability assessment, emergency/disaster planning and response, climate and health education, systems thinking and implementation science, urban planning and GIS/RS. Applicants must have experience conducting community-engaged research and translating science on issues of climate change, health and equity. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or related disciplines.

The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program is one of five programs in the SPH. Faculty conduct research in drinking water quality and wastewater treatment, air quality in fenceline and traffic-adjacent communities, and flood preparedness and recovery. The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program offers a BS degree, MPH degree, and several dual degree Master tracks.

Evidence of extramural research funding and publications must be commensurate with years of professional experience. We expect our faculty to build an externally funded research program, publish in leading journals, and be committed to advancing health equity and to impacting public and population health. As minimum qualifications for consideration, applicants will have evidence of or strong potential for establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, a demonstrated interest in teaching, and a commitment to public health. Candidates will be responsible for advising and mentoring students and junior faculty scholars.

Faculty members will receive a competitive salary and start-up funds for research support. The department offers a highly collegial environment with growth potential. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Applicants should include electronic copies of:

  1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a research statement describing accomplishments, current work, and future directions;
  4. a statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness; and
  5. a list of three references (who will only be contacted for finalists).





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