Environmental Justice and Health Equity - School of Public Health

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Professor
Job Institution
University of California Berkeley
Job Description

Assistant Professor - Environmental Justice and Health Equity - School of Public Health

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open August 9, 2022 through Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Environmental Justice and Health Equity. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Environmental Health Sciences Division in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Joint appointments with department-affiliated institutes and initiatives, or other UC Berkeley departments, will also be considered.

Successful applicants are expected to develop an internationally recognized program and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives in the realms of environmental justice and health disparities. We seek rising leaders from diverse fields including, but not limited to, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, data science, economics, environmental health policy, disease ecology, environmental science/engineering, sociology, and geography, who integrate innovative and rigorous methods to characterize environmental health impacts and risks related to environmental and/or occupational health disparities at the local, national, and/or global scales.

We are especially interested in scholars dedicated to advancing environmental justice and undertaking research of relevance for environmental health policy and regulatory decision-making to reduce or eliminate structural determinants of environmental health disparities and/or risk. Examples of potential methodological focus areas include, but are not limited to: causal inference, application of quasi-experimental study designs, comparative risk frameworks, and counterfactual reasoning; development of novel modeling or sensing methods to characterize exposures to environmental hazards; leveraging diverse data sources such as electronic health records, satellite and drone-acquired data and data from personal mobile and monitoring technologies to conduct health and exposure studies; application of novel approaches to characterize pollutant mixtures or the combined health effects of environmental and social stressors; and application of novel qualitative research methods appropriate to environmental justice contexts.

Candidates should also demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for securing extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. Faculty are expected to teach courses at the doctoral, masters, and/or undergraduate levels.

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health recognizes the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. The school embraces open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Through recent campus-wide faculty hiring initiatives, including within the School of Public Health, we are proud to be home to a cohort of more than a dozen early-career faculty focused on climate change and environmental justice. For information about the Climate Equity and Environmental Justice Roundtable, please visit: https://ceej.berkeley.edu/.

The school is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

School: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/

Division: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/academics/environmental-health-sciences/

Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Completion of a doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD/DO) or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a doctorate degree or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-deib/support-faculty-candidateshttps://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-deib/support-faculty-candidates).
  • Publication 1 of 3 - One publication or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other appropriate products).
  • Publication 2 of 3 - One publication or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other appropriate products).
  • Publication 3 of 3 - One publication or work in progress (which may be journal articles, book chapters, dissertation chapters or other appropriate products).

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/3395280

Help contact: monica.aiello@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location Berkeley, CA

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3395280

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