Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Health Scientist)

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August 03 2019
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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

(Environmental Health Scientist)

Middlebury College

The Program in Environmental Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus in environmental health science, beginning fall 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental health science or related natural science field, including but not limited to toxicology, exposure science, or epidemiology, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Postdoctoral experience preferred. The candidate's area of expertise should include the application of scientific perspectives and methodologies to issues of environmental health justice, such as health disparities associated with disproportionate exposures to air pollution or endocrine disrupting chemicals, or to chronic risks posed by climate change or energy production. Candidates whose teaching and scholarship complement current offerings in the environmental chemical sciences are particularly welcome.

Ability to teach introductory environmental science, an interdisciplinary team-taught seminar, and a community-engaged environmental studies practicum is essential. Other teaching responsibilities include courses in the candidate's area of specialization and occasional curricular contributions to winter term or the first-year seminar program. Research with undergraduate students is expected and strongly supported. The candidate will bring a rigorous scientific perspective on human health risk assessment to collaborative efforts among faculty in the natural and social sciences and the humanities to more fully integrate the study of environmental inequalities within the Environmental Studies curriculum.

Middlebury College and the Program in Environmental Studies are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to Dr. Molly Costanza-Robinson, Environmental Health Science Search Chair; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; a statement of research plans; a one-page statement on inclusion; and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. The statement on inclusion should address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion. More information is available at Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and all application materials must be received by September 30, 2019.

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