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School of Public Health - Climate Change and Health, Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Professor. Applicants with exceptional qualifications at the rank of Associate Professor will also be considered. This recruitment is part of a major strategic initiative in the UAB School of Public Health to expand research capacity in climate and public health. The ideal candidate will have strong management abilities and will be expected to recruit and direct a core group of faculty in developing a comprehensive research program in the broad area of climate and health.


We seek an outstanding scholar who demonstrates a strong interest or experience in interdisciplinary public health research and teaching with respect to the following area: climate change and effects on the environment that impact or have the potential to impact public health using controlled experimentation, field methods, population-based methods, pricing and regulation and/or modeling approaches. Candidates with expertise in climate and health within public health including but not limited to the fields of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health behaviors, and health care organization and policy in addition to subdisciplines within these broad domains of public health are encouraged to apply. Opportunities exist to interface with a cadre of well-established academic scientists carrying out federally funded climate change related research in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, across the university, and beyond. 


Founded in 1978, the UAB School of Public Health has grown to 75 full-time faculty and 1100 students. In 2019, the school had more than $37 million in research funding and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years. Diversity is one of the school’s values and strengths, with 45% of students identifying as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group and 16% identifying as a first-generation college student. As a school with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students. In 2020, the School of Public Health received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.


Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter stating your interest in the position, your experience and expertise in the research area of climate and health, your experience and expertise regarding leadership and team building, along with your current curriculum vitae.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from persons with disabilities and veterans.



Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a public health discipline or a related field and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. High ranking candidates will have an exemplary record of research and teaching excellence, leadership experience, and expertise in developing a nationally and/or internationally recognized, externally funded research program.

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