Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health (UPDATED)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health (UPDATED)
Department Social & Behavioral Sci Admin (0443)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note the review date has been extended to 1/26/2018

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks to fill an Associate or Full Professor, tenure eligible position in environmental health social science. The desired candidate will be a senior human-environmental health scholar with a strong track record of grants and publications who can lead and contribute to interdisciplinary environmental health research at the University of Arizona. We are especially interested in scholars whose research connects to the social sciences and focuses on any of the following areas: the social/material determinants of health including health impacts of environmental change and disasters; health geographies; social dimensions of health; human adaptation to environmental stress including genetic and genomic approaches; influence of environmental and cultural change on the health of communities; emerging diseases; health equity; environmental disparities; health policy; and exposure to human-produced hazards (e.g., chemical or biological agents). Research foci at any scale – national/regional, community, or individual level are possible, including interests in analysis of large data sets or individual exposures. The University has a commitment to research, teaching, and outreach for diverse and underserved populations, especially Hispanic and Native American. The candidate is expected to support the Inclusive Excellence efforts of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The successful candidate will be able to work across disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as across Colleges, such as Public Health, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Medicine. Campus research partners may include Institute of the Environment, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Center for Border Health Disparities, the Global Health Institute, and many more. The candidate will be expected to build collaborations of social scientists and health researchers that will add to the University of Arizona’s significant level of investment in environmental health.
The home unit will depend on the background of the successful candidate. Participating units include the School of Anthropology (, the School of Geography and Development (, the School of Information (, and the School of Sociology (

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain an active research and publication program
• Teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels on environmental health and other related areas in the candidate’s specialization
• Mentor students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds
• Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service
• Help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and regional partners

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Information, or an appropriate/related field in environmental health social science.
• Strong record of grants and publications.

Preferred Qualifications

• An established and active research agenda
• Experience working in interdisciplinary contexts and with diverse communities

Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21232
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Isabel Contreras

Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/26/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its constitutive units support Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity strategic initiative that values and practices diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of the university.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a PhD in Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Information, or an appropriate/related field in environmental health social science?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents