Direct Supervisor: Dean, Hudson College of Public Health
FTE: 100%
Appointment Type: Tenure Track
Rank/Title: Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
Primary Location: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
Deadline: Open until filled
Additional Information: Salary/rank are commensurate with qualifications. This is a 12-month position

The Ideal Candidate
Whether a seasoned scholar, newly-established researcher, or multidisciplinary environmental health practitioner, this position will have the freedom and support to expand the Department’s research portfolio and teaching mission. The ideal candidate meets the required qualifications as an Associate or Full Professor, has a documented track record of innovation, and will strategically lead the Department with greater emphasis on emerging issues at the intersection of health and the environment.

Primary Responsibilities
• Leadership and Administration
• Academic Program Oversight
• Faculty Management
• Research and Scholarship
• Student Engagement
• Community Engagement and Service

Qualifications Required:

Doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., environmental health, environmental science, environmental management, environmental sustainability, environmental policy, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, human factors, or related field).
Academic rank of Associate or Full Professor with proven leadership experience preferably in a departmental chair or other administrative role. Similar experience from industry or governmental roles may be considered as equivalent to traditional academic rank and position.
Strong record of innovative research, publication, and grant funding.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a varied team of faculty and staff with an appetite for innovation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Position: https://publichealth.ouhsc.edu/About/Employment-Opportunities/OEH-Chair

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit their applications though Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/140285

About Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

About the Department: The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Hudson College of Public Health has been in existence for the past 51 years and has graduated 250 doctoral and master’s graduates. The department has developed flexible and diversified programs of graduate study, field training, and basic and applied research to accommodate students with a wide range of academic and occupational backgrounds. Students in the Department seek MS, MPH, and PhD degrees. The industrial hygiene program within the Department has been continuously accredited by ABET since 1994 and continuously supported by a NIOSH-funded training grant since 2004. Faculty are actively developing community engaged research agendas which have led to an EPA-funded Center for Children’s Environmental Health in childcare settings and a research contract with the state health department. Faculty members in the Department have received several multi-year grants and contracts from NASA, CDC, EPA, State Health Department, and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST).

About the College: The Hudson College of Public Health was established in 1967 and has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) since 1969. We are the only accredited school of public health in Oklahoma and have a multi-disciplinary faculty in five core areas: Biostatistics,  Epidemiology, Health Administration and Policy, Health Promotion Sciences, and Occupational and Environmental Health. Our purpose is “To promote healthier tomorrows through education and research today.”

About the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: The OUHSC is the hub of the Oklahoma Health Center, which includes 25 public and private health institutions. Located near the vibrant and growing downtown area of Oklahoma City, it is one of only a few academic medical centers in the nation with seven schools of health in contiguous space (Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, and Graduate College). Several strategic research centers, institutes and initiatives support advanced research and foster collaboration among researchers from many different disciplines. These include Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, the Stephenson Cancer Center, the Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, the Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, and the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience. Oklahoma City is the anchor of a rapidly growing, multicultural metropolitan area with a population of 1.3 million, over 300 days of sunshine annually, very affordable cost of living, excellent schools and a wide array of cultural amenities (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVc4pgBGO28).