Teaching Environmental/Occupational Health Asst. Professor

Company: East Carolina University

Location: Greenville, North Carolina

Date Posted:  September 19, 2017

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications

Teaching Environmental/Occupational Health Asst. Professor

About the Position

Vacancy #: 002066
Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The East Carolina University (ECU) Department of Public Health (DPH) of the Brody School of Medicine and the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI) invite applicants for a joint Assistant Professor, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position in environmental and occupational health. ECU is a constituent of the University of North Carolina and classified as Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU is the third largest of the 16-campus University of North Carolina System.

The Department of Public Health offers a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree program accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) with over 100 enrolled students. The Department is part of a strategic plan at ECU to establish a School of Public Health in the near future. A new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program with a concentration in environmental and occupational health has recently been established within the Department. The anticipated start date for admitting DrPH students is Spring 2018. The NCAI is a University of North Carolina inter-institutional institute whose partners are ECU, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

The DPH has a robust research portfolio and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Colleges of Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Department of Health Education and Promotion, the NCAI and other programs across the campus. The University has strong community-based collaborations with clinics, health departments, and non-profit organizations in eastern North Carolina with the mission to reduce health disparities among rural and underserved populations. ECU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in scholarship of teaching, service, discovery, application and integration of knowledge.

Duties: The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Health Education and Promotion's bachelor and masters in environmental health (BSEH, MSEH) programs and the MPH and DrPH programs housed in the Department of Public Health, mentor students, conduct investigator-initiated research, and provide university, professional, and community service, consistent with tenure-track faculty members at ECU. Collaborative research opportunities will be available with NCAI institutions and other partners in the areas of Total Worker Health, One Health, epidemiology of emerging agents and a range of other activities that support the mission of the NCAI.


Minimum Qualifications:
An earned Doctorate in environmental/occupational health or the equivalent (CEPH-accredited Schools of Public Health graduates preferred).

Demonstrated commitment to research, teaching and service in environmental and occupational health.

Preferred Education and Experience:
CEPH-accredited Schools of Public Health graduates preferred prior research, teaching and/or service in occupational health/industrial hygiene, epidemiology/risk science/toxicology, or other relevant areas of environmental and occupational health.

An established research agenda in emerging diseases, exposure science, toxicology, post-harvest technology, food safety and/or agricultural occupational safety and health and a record of working with rural subpopulation groups.

How to Apply 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)
  • Additional Instructions to Applicants:
  • Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
  • Application Types Accepted:
  • Candidate Profile (EHRA only)

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 002066 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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