Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Department of Geography & Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Position Number: 006239 (coming soon…)
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained environmental health scholar with expertise in areas such as the built environment, environmental justice, environmental exposure/risk assessment, climate change, community resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or place-based social determinants of health. This position will begin August 12, 2019.
This is part of an effort to hire four new faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to strengthen collaborative community-focused research around health disparities and to build on our existing capacity to address social, environmental and cultural factors that affect health and well-being (see: Social Aspects of Health Initiative).
Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in our department such as community-based research, geospatial techniques (including big data analytics, geocomputation and technology-enabled methods), and/or mixed methods.
Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. degree in Geography, Planning or a related environmental field, in hand by the time of appointment, demonstrated potential productivity, ability to secure appropriate external funding, and potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. As the hire will be part of a four-department hiring cluster focusing on health disparities, the candidate should also show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Candidates should demonstrate the ability to:
- contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum,
- build a successful, cutting-edge research program, and
- develop coursework in their area of expertise. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in the pre-tenure period.
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of social and physical scientists comprised of over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department is committed to rigorous high-level research and excellence in teaching. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an MA and a PhD in Geography, an MS in Earth Sciences, and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Science & Technology. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD).
UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.
Candidates should submit the following to UNC Charlotte HR Jobs [Position Number
- a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications listed above;
- a statement of current and future research specifically addressing how these fit with health disparities;
- a teaching statement including teaching philosophy, agenda and evidence of teaching effectiveness;
- a curriculum vitae;
- one to three representative publications, and
- contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references. We ask applicants to reflect on how they integrate issues surrounding diversity into their teaching, research and/or services.
Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2018 and will continue until the
position is filled. For more information contact Dr. Eric Delmelle, email@example.com, +1-(704) 687-5991.