The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences (EnHS) is seeking to fill 100% Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) positions in Exposure Science.
This position will build on the existing strengths of the EnHS division and the School of Public Health. The Division faculty is multidisciplinary, with broad expertise in exposure characterization; environmental chemistry, toxicology, and epidemiology; occupational health and safety; and environmental and occupational health policy. This position is particularly important as the Division of Environmental Health Sciences seeks to expand its exposure science research into broader assessment of the exposome that can be integrated with environmental public health science.
The division has a robust extramurally funded research program that integrates, exposure science, epidemiology, industrial hygiene toxicology, and policy. These specialties are critical to understanding the complexity of occupational and environmental related disease and developing methods to prevent disease and promote well-being in working and community populations. We seek to complement existing faculty strengths by adding cutting-edge expertise in one or more of the following areas as related to exposure science; air contaminant modeling, exposure mediated through water and food, biomarker based exposure assessments, risk assessment, informatics, and the broader concept of an exposome.
Exposure science is a critical part of environmental public health sciences, and innovative research in this area is of great interest across the University of Minnesota. The successful candidate will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in Environmental Health Sciences, other divisions in the School of Public Health and across the University, including, but not limited to, investigators who are experts in epidemiology, engineering, toxicology, veterinary medicine, medicine, food protection and defense, biostatistics, informatics, and public policy development.
Research Activities: The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong independent and sustainable funded program in related to exposure science. It is anticipated that the position will include development and participation in population-based research. In addition, this position will have opportunities for collaboration across a broad range of environmental health issues, in particular contributing to population-based studies. The successful candidate is encouraged and expected to develop research collaborations with colleagues in the Division and across the University, as well as with collaborators outside the University.
Teaching Activities: The Division of Environmental Health Sciences offers graduate level training leading to MPH, MS and PhD degrees. The applicant will be expected to teach interdisciplinary courses related to exposure science, and to develop new courses as the need arises. The applicant is expected to contribute to the education and mentoring of a diverse group of Master's and Doctoral level students.
Outreach Activities: There is a wide range of opportunities for service to professional organizations, government agencies, and the community at-large. We especially value collaborations with underserved communities. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the University of Minnesota through service to the university.