Environmental Health Chair

Job Type
Job Rank
Associate or Full Professor
Job Institution
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
Job Description

The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Public Health is seeking applications for a nationally recognized leader to serve as Chair in the Department of Environmental Health. ETSU is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and also houses the oldest EHAC accredited Environmental Health undergraduate program in the United States. For over fifty years, the College has had a strong working relationship with a wide range of regional partners across the Appalachian Highlands, Tennessee and the country. The College is one of five Colleges that make up ETSU Health.

With a strong regional focus, rich history and deep commitment to educational excellence, the department’s educational programs include the B.S.E.H. (accredited by EHAC) and an MPH with a concentration in Environmental Health (accredited by CEPH). An overview of the department and its programs can be found on the College website: http://www.etsu.edu/cph/eh. The new chair will be expected to contribute to the development and growth of academic programs within the College.

The Environmental Health Chair position is a 12 month faculty position at the level of associate or full professor (tenured or tenure eligible) at the time of appointment.

Applicants should have a terminal degree (PhD, DSc, DrPH) in environmental health, occupational health and safety, environmental toxicology, or a related environmental field with extensive work experience in environmental health. They should also possess a faculty history consistent with appointment as an associate or full professor in the department. Significant experience with conducting and developing extramurally funded research is required.

Applicants must also have an interest in the broader implications of their research as it relates to environmental health policy and practice. The ETSU College of Public Health is a frequent partner with the community, local and state government and international organizations that are focused on providing public health training in areas of high need. An energetic and visionary leader is desired to continue with the considerable success in this arena.

East Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research University, with approximately 12,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate and professional students. ETSU Health includes the College of Public Health, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing, and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Johnson City, in the mountain and lake region of east Tennessee, has close to half a million residents, is consistently rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, and with outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational activities. Clinical care in Washington County has been ranked among the best in Tennessee several years in a row.

Interested candidates should apply for this position at https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/23887. ETSU employment application required prior to interview. AA/EOE.