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12-15-2009, 01:38 AM
Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year appointment (10 months) in environmental health sciences at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will be appointed to one of four SPHHP departments, Biostatistics, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Health Behavior, or Social and Preventive Medicine, according to their qualifications and interests. We seek applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals whose academic goals embrace the school's mission to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals through disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research, and service.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in environmental health or a related discipline with appropriate research qualifications. Any areas of specialization will be considered, including, but not limited to, exposure assessment, environmental impact, risk assessment, environmental toxicology, environmental community health, or environmental justice. Laboratory or community-based and other translational approaches are welcomed. Current MPH environmental health faculty research interests include health effects of pesticides and air pollution, occupational exposures, carcinogenesis, biomarker development, and toxicology. Affiliation is also encouraged with one of UB's Strategic Strengths, (see: http://www.buffalo.edu/ub2020/strengths/index.html) a series of eight distinguished, cross-disciplinary areas of cooperative research. Potential collaborations with strategic strength faculty exist in the Chemistry, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Geography and Geology departments.

Associate professor candidates will be expected to have an established and current record of extramurally funded research and peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals. The successful candidate will be supporting an accredited MPH concentration in environmental health, and will be connected with a relevant Ph.D. program in the school (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, community health & health behavior, or exercise science) and/or outside the school (e.g. pharmacology and toxicology or environmental engineering).

Please submit a letter of application describing research, service and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53070. For specific inquiries, please contact: Dr. Matthew Bonner (mrbonner@buffalo.edu) or Dr Scott White (swhite@buffalo.edu) co-chairs of the search committee. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

The University at Buffalo is a comprehensive, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and engagement with the regional, national, and international communities we serve. For more information please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/aboutub/. To ensure the continued growth of academic excellence at UB and meet the unique challenges that confront our university in the twenty-first century, our academic community is engaged in a new strategic planning initiative to clarify our institutional vision for the future: Applicants are encouraged to review the UB's Leadership and Vision plans at: http://www.buffalo.edu/aboutub/leadership.html.

The School of Public Health and Health Professions offers a wide range of degree programs, from the research-oriented graduate degrees in biostatistics, epidemiology, exercise and nutrition sciences, community health and health behavior, rehabilitation science, and accredited master of public health degrees, to professional degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy and nutrition. As well, there is a medical residency program in preventive medicine. Please visit our website for more information "About the School" at: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/.

There are several examples within the School of successful interdisciplinary and/or cross-institution initiatives. There are ample opportunities to expand or form new collaborative research and/or training activities in the Buffalo area. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the following websites:

* The School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: (http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu)

* Roswell Park Cancer Institute: (http://www.roswellpark.org/)

* Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute: (http://www.hwi.buffaloedu/)

* New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences: (http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/bioinformatics/grandopening/)

Buffalo has unique characteristics which make it an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo, called "The City of Good Neighbors," is the second largest city in New York State. Amherst, a nearby suburb, has been rated as one of the safest communities in the nation. Area public schools are outstanding and housing is very affordable. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums and music. In addition, the surrounding environment contains two of the Great Lakes for sailing, boating and fishing, as well as skiing and hiking and the beauty of Niagara Falls.

Joan M Dorn PhD

Interim Chair, Professor

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

School of Public Health and Health Professions

212 Kimball Tower

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York, 14214-8028

Tel: (716) 829 - 6795

e-mail: jdorn@buffalo.edu