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Assistant Professor of Environmental Health

Dickinson College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Environmental Health

The Environmental Studies Department at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Health. We seek an interdisciplinary scientist who studies the distribution of or human exposure to environmental hazards and the subsequent public health implications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: climate change, air and water pollution, toxic chemicals or infectious diseases. GIS and other geospatial skills are advantageous. We are particularly interested in candidates who investigate environmental health disparities (e.g., by race, class, gender, etc.) and who connect their science to the broader world through conversation with affected communities and/or policy makers.

The successful candidate will teach an introductory level environmental science lecture and laboratory course, upper level courses in their area of interest, and First Year and Senior Seminars, all in rotation with existing faculty. The candidate will be expected to initiate an active scholarly agenda, provide research opportunities for Dickinson students, and build on our strong community-based teaching and research programs. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is a highly selective liberal arts college with 2300 students and a national reputation for leadership in global and sustainability education. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Environmental Studies Department is one of the oldest and most broadly established in the nation, offering a wealth of research and co-curricular opportunities. Faculty work closely with Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education, which integrates environmental and sustainability education across the college curriculum and promotes campus- and community-wide engagement in sustainability efforts, the Center for Global Study and Engagement, and the Center for Civic Learning and Action. Candidates with an interest in citizen science or agriculture are encouraged to work with other Dickinson College co-curricular programs including the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM – or the College Farm (

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at Please include a letter of application that specifies qualifications for the position, an overview of research agenda, and summary of teaching philosophy (in one document); a curriculum vitae; and separate statement detailing experience and aspirations for addressing diversity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and service. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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