Environmental Health

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Chairperson
Job Institution: 
East TN State University, College of Public Health
Job Description: 

College of Public Health – Chair, Department of Environmental Health 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 has the only CEPH-accredited College of Public Health in Tennessee and has a rich history in environmental health with one of the oldest EHAC-accredited graduate programs in the United States. The College is one of five colleges in the Academic Health Sciences Center at ETSU. For over fifty years, the College has had a strong working relationship with a wide range of regional partners in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia and 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 our considerable success in this arena. With a strong regional focus, rich history and deep commitment to educational excellence, the department’s educational programs include the B.S.E.H. with concentrations in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety, the M.S.E.H. and M.P.H programs in Environmental Health, and the PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. An overview of the department and its programs can be found on the College website: http://www.etsu.edu/cph/eh. Applicants should have a terminal degree in environmental health, environmental engineering, toxicology, microbiology or a related field. They should also possess a professional history consistent with appointment as associate or full professor in the department. Demonstrated administrative and leadership experience commensurate with leading an academic department is required. Significant experience with 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. Applicants with relevant professional certifications, such as CIH, DABT, REHS, PE and graduates of ASPH-member schools are encouraged to apply. East Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research University, with a commitment to the Appalachian region. The University has approximately 13,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate and professional students. The Academic Health Sciences Center includes the College of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. Johnson City, in the Tri-Cities region of east Tennessee, has close 60,000 residents and 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 as the best in Tennessee two years in a row. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter describing their research and teaching experience, listing of contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae at: http://jobs.etsu.edu. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER EMPLOYS ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND ALIENS AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ETSU is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.