Faculty Recruiting in Environmental Health Sciences

Detroit, Michigan
Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and faculty rank based on qualifications
November 16 2021
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The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors/Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (CURES/IEHS) at Wayne State University is recruiting for two faculty positions (tenured or tenure-track, open rank, 12-month appointments). The environmental health sciences program at WSU fosters interdisciplinary, integrative, and collaborative approaches that address current environmental threats while developing the tools to predict and prepare for future challenges. Primary areas of recruitment include:

  • Mechanisms underlying environmental exposure-mediated toxicities
  • Environmental epidemiology, environmental justice, and health disparities
  • One Health approaches linking human, animal, and environmental health   
  • Life-course factors affecting vulnerability to environmental stressors
  • Scenario modeling for prediction of toxicant exposure and health outcomes

CURES is a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-supported core center situated in the heart of Detroit in the new Integrative Biosciences Center, a fulcrum for leading-edge technology platforms and specialized resources in support of advanced studies in precision environmental exposure science.

Through research, community engagement, and education, CURES researchers and community partners seek to discover, investigate, and solve complex environmental health problems that affect humans exposed to chemical and non-chemical stressors in a dynamic urban environment. Successful faculty candidates will have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in a discipline relevant to environmental health sciences with evidence of peer recognition in the field, commitment to excellence in research education and training, and the ability to engage with broader environmental science themes for the purpose of achieving transformative and translational research gains. Applicants are expected to have established extramural funding or be on a clear path to secure extramural funding in support of their research programs. Faculty recruits will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and interests and engage in all aspects of our academic mission, including research, training, instruction, and service.

Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and faculty rank based on qualifications. Applicants should apply to posting 045973 through the Online Hiring System https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications is expected to begin in November 2021, and applications will be accepted until both positions are filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressed to the Director of IEHS/CURES that describes the applicant’s potential for research synergy within the CURES programs and broader institutional initiatives in environmental sciences, and a diversity statement that describes the applicant’s experience with and plans for advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity. Applicants should direct questions to the Chair of the faculty search committee, Dr. Thomas Kocarek (t.kocarek@wayne.edu).

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high- quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. Wayne State University encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 25,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and College of Nursing. The University is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. The University holds designations for research and community engagement in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.