The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences (EnHS) is seeking to fill a 100% Associate Professor (tenure) position in Industrial/Occupational Hygiene.
This position will build on the existing strengths of the EnHS division and the School of Public Health. The Division has a well-established, ABET-accredited Industrial Hygiene (IH) Program and a new and expanding Exposure Science and Sustainability Institute (ESSI). The IH program is housed in the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS), a comprehensive occupational health training program funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to industrial hygiene and exposure science, MCOHS has cutting edge training and research programs in occupational and environmental epidemiology, medicine, nursing, injury and violence prevention, and health services research and policy, as well as a continuing education program. The division has a robust extramurally funded research program that integrates industrial hygiene, exposure science, epidemiology, 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: exposure science, air contaminant modeling, sensor and sampler development, and product stewardship and sustainability.
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 research program related to industrial hygiene. Areas of expertise of particular interest to the Division of Environmental Health Sciences include exposure science, air contaminant modeling, sensor and sampler development, and product stewardship and sustainability. 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 in industrial hygiene and occupational health, 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 in the IH Program.
Outreach Activities: There is a wide range of opportunities for service to professional organizations and government agencies, as well as outreach to industry 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.