Adjunct - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology, School of Public Health

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time
About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

About the Dornsife School of Public Health

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is a CEPH accredited School of Public Health founded in 1994 on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all. With enrollment of over 350 students, Dornsife is the #1 school of public health in Philadelphia and in the top 15% in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools. Our mission is to provide education, conduct research, and partner with communities and organizations to improve the health of populations. We define health broadly to encompass physical, mental and social well-being and not merely as the absence of disease or infirmity. We view the focus on the health of populations as a distinguishing feature of the field of public health. Our story weaves together three public health challenges: urban health, health equity, and policy translation in a way that is inclusive and broad, that allows us to have focus but at the same time engages new ideas and new areas. Most importantly, we recognize the value of diversity (where we come from, who we are, what we know, what we do, our history) to all of our work, because this diversity is critical to our ability to develop, embrace new things, and achieve our goals.

About the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health trains students in the core disciplines applicable to practice and to do research in the field, including toxicology, exposure science, epidemiology, risk assessment, and policy. Students explore the multiple ways that chemical, radiological, and biological factors in the community and workplace impact health. The curriculum emphasizes preventive actions focused on creating healthier environments for communities and workers.

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will serve as the instructor for the graduate-level course Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (EOH 610, cross-listed for doctoral students as EOH 810). This is a 3-credit, in-person course that will be offered during the Winter quarter of the 2021-2022 academic year, which extends from January 3 through March 23, 2022. The quarter includes 10 weeks of instruction.

The Environmental and Occupational Toxicology course focuses on fundamentals of the science of toxicology as well as its practical applications within the field of environmental and occupational health. Topic areas include: dose-response; absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion; toxicologic mechanisms; mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; developmental toxicology; inhalation toxicology; and neurotoxicology. Examples will be drawn from major classes of toxicants relevant to environmental and occupational health. The course may comprise in-person and pre-recorded lectures, student presentations, and case study discussions that involve critical reading of primary scientific and non-scientific literature.

The course is a required element of the Master of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health, the Master of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental and Occupational Health. The course may be taken as an elective by any graduate student at the University.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on contract.
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the program.
  • Provide instruction consistent with an approved course description
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes.
  • Communicate with the degree program director(s) regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Master or doctorate degree in public health, environmental health, occupational health, toxicology, pharmacology, medicine or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Professional experience in a field related to toxicology preferred.
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Advertised:Oct 6 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 5 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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