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Assistant Professor - Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS)

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Announcement

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Tenure/Tenure-track Faculty

Assistant Professor

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is one of the most diverse public research universities in the United States. The UIC School of Public Health (SPH) attracts over $33 million from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other governmental agencies, and philanthropic sources, resulting in hundreds of peer-reviewed publications annually. The Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS), a dynamic collaborative unit within the UIC SPH, announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate must have a research record in the field of environmental or occupational health sciences. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, environmental monitoring, occupational/environmental epidemiology, occupational safety, climate and health, risk communication, policy, environmental/occupational justice, health equity, and community engagement.

To be considered, an applicant must 1) have by the start date (August 16, 2022) a PhD., J.D., or M.D. (or equivalents) and 2) have a record of research in occupational and/or environmental health. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses in the UIC SPH, mentor graduate students, and conduct collaborative, extramurally-funded research. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching is desirable, as is a commitment to addressing environmental and occupational health inequities.

The EOHS Division of the UIC SPH has a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and impactful portfolio of funded research, and reflects our values of community engagement and equity. Programs and Centers housed within the Division include the:

  • ATSDR/EPA-funded Great Lakes Center for Reproductive and Children's Environmental Health
  • NIOSH-funded Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center (ERC)
  • NIOSH-funded Center for Healthy Work
  • World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
  • Mining Education and Research (MinER) Center
  • Illinois Occupational Surveillance Program.

The Division is also affiliated with the NIEHS-funded Chicago Center for Health and the Environment (CACHET), and the UIC SPH Collaboratory for Health Justice.

EOHS researchers have access to Divisional industrial hygiene, water quality, and environmental chemistry laboratories, as well as a wide range of UIC core research facilities ( More information about the Division of EOHS is available at Many opportunities exist for research collaboration with faculty throughout the SPH in environmental epidemiology, occupational and environmental medicine, health disparities, and public health policy. Collaboration can be pursued with faculty in the health sciences colleges, engineering, urban planning, liberal arts, and many others. A joint appointment with appropriate cognate departments or centers is possible.

UIC is one of the most diverse research-intensive universities in the United States, and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institute, and a Hispanic Serving Institution. The EOHS Division is committed to ensuring access to graduate education for students who are diverse across multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, disadvantages, socioeconomic status, ideas and perspectives. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We encourage applicants that will enrich and contribute to the diversity of the EOHS Division.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit their CV, names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications including research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and their research goals by January 17, 2022 to:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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