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Notice of Intent to Recruit

As you are probably aware, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) commenced a search for a new Editor-in-Chief for Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) after Hugh Tilson announced his retirement in April this year. During the search for a replacement, it became clear that the duties of Editor-in-Chief needed to be redefined to focus solely on establishing and monitoring the scientific quality and editorial content of the journal. It was also determined that the day-to-day operations of the journal needed to be delegated to another member of the EHP staff.

The NIEHS will soon announce a search for candidates for the position of Supervisory Technical Editor (Operations Manager) for EHP. The Operations Manager will serve as Deputy to the Editor-in-Chief. Within EHP, the Operations Manager will serve as the financial officer for the journal. The Operations Manager will oversee the process that prepares papers for eventual publication online, which will entail management of a performance-based contract for the production of the journal and the coordination of Federal staff to ensure efficient and timely workflow. The position will have supervisory responsibilities for a number of Federal employees.

The position will require knowledge and experience with policies and procedures to develop and monitor annual budgets. Experience in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by staff, including contractors, is important. Knowledge of best practices related to the publication of scientific material in a regularly scheduled online publication is critical. The Operations Manager will be expected to manage and direct the work of others; therefore, experience with performance management procedures will be important.

If you are aware of individuals that might be interested and qualified for this position, please feel free to share this information with them. Passing this notice to others that might know of qualified individuals is encouraged. The position will soon be posted on USAJOBS, and questions concerning how to apply should be directed to Angela Davis in the National Institutes of Health Office of Human Resources. The search for a new Editor-in-Chief for EHP will begin early spring 2015.

For additional information about the position, please contact:

Rick Woychik, PhD
Deputy Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Jane Schroeder, DVM, MPH, PhD
Interim Editor-in-Chief
Environmental Health Perspectives

Hugh Tilson, PhD
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Environmental Health Perspectives

[Posted 10 October 2014.]

Program Coordinator, Associate Director, or Director
(Associate or Full Professor, Research Track)
Community Environmental Health Program
University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is looking for a self-motivated individual to take over the leadership of a highly unique, transdisciplinary, community-engaged research program, as program coordinator, associate director, or director (rank commensurate with experience). The focus of this program is on multigenerational effects of environmental exposures in tribal populations. It integrates environmental fate and transport with remediation strategies and mechanisms of toxicity for cardiovascular, immunologic, and carcinogenic end points and involves community-based survey studies, clinical assessments, and fundamental mechanistic laboratory studies with significant interactions with federal and tribal regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities of this position include overall programmatic management and securing continued funding for this large initiative. The current research team consists of 5 faculty, 6 staff, and 2 trainees. The successful candidate will have an academic home in the College of Pharmacy as an associate or full professor and will provide integral linkage to an NCI Cancer Center, a Clinical and Translational Science Award program, and a developing College of Population Health. The academic environment provides strong support for cross-disciplinary collaboration within the College, as well as academic partners from other units including the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and local extramural research partners.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Application Process:

An application consists of (1) a signed letter of intent that expresses interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, addresses, and contact information for 3 professional references. Candidates will be consulted before references are contacted. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by 13 December 2014; however the position will remain open until filled.

For complete details of this position and to apply, access Faculty Postings online (reference posting 0827506).

Nomination Process:

To nominate an outstanding candidate, send the person’s name and contact information to Martin Gallegos ( Nominations must be received by 14 November 2014.

The Search Committee particularly encourages applications and nominations of women and minorities from under-represented groups. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

For information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications or general questions, please contact Martin Gallegos (e-mail:, or phone: 505-272-0912). UNM’s confidentiality policy (“Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment,” UNM Board of Regents’ Policy 6.7) includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants.

[Posted 22 October 2014.]

Deputy Director for Analysis (DDA)
Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

NIEHS, located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated senior scientist to play a key role in developing Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) positions and communications on public health issues. The Deputy Director of Analysis (DDA) will oversee research and policy analyses that derive from existing literature and NTP research. The DDA will direct staff in the Office of the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) and Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) in the development and publication of reports and journal articles, promote the further adaptation of systematic review approaches within the DNTP and the international environmental health sciences community, and advise the DNTP Director on ways to strengthen these activities.

The DNTP is the principal component of the interagency National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NTP evaluates environmental substances of public health concern utilizing tools of modern toxicology. The DNTP also provides public health guidance through publication of the RoC and OHAT Monographs. The RoC lists substances either known or reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens, and OHAT Monographs assess evidence that selected environmental exposures are affecting non-cancer health outcomes. These assessments draw on an increasingly complicated literature reflecting the growing complexity of environmental science.

In supporting the development and implementation of systematic review approaches within the DNTP, the DDA will work with agency partners to advance the conceptual integration of mechanistic information with traditional preclinical and safety assessment studies, while promoting the shift to a more biologically based and informatics-driven science on which to base public health regulations. Understanding the strengths and limitations of high-throughput toxicology screening data is essential. The DDA may conduct research to bridge mechanistic data with traditional toxicology and epidemiology information.

The ideal candidate for this position will have 1) a PhD or equivalent degree (MD, ScD, or DVM) in a scientific field applicable to cancer, developmental/reproductive biology, or a related aspect of toxicology; 2) experience in the evaluation and utilization of human epidemiology studies and exposure information, experimental toxicology studies, and mechanism-of-action studies in health assessments; 3) international recognition as an expert in systematic review and familiarity with applicable software tools; and 4) exceptional communication and leadership skills to build multidisciplinary teams, motivate and inspire staff, and champion the implementation of systematic review approaches worldwide.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for the DDA is $118,374–$153,885. A full Civil Service package of benefits (retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. Applications for this position will be accepted 3 November 2014 through 14 November 2014 on the USAJOBS website. If you have questions regarding how to apply or need additional information, please contact Angela Davis, Office of Human Resources, at 919-541-0702 or

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. Information about the NIH mission, goals, and its institutes and centers can be found online.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

[Posted 16 October 2014.]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
in Global Health Studies
Allegheny College

The interdisciplinary program in Global Health Studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at assistant professor rank beginning in August 2015. Candidates should have a PhD, DrPH, or terminal degree in an allied field. An MPH is desired, but not required. Global Health Studies at Allegheny College encompasses both domestic and international perspectives working from a range of disciplinary approaches that underscore the environmental and social determinants of health as well as the ethical and cultural dimensions of health and development.

Teaching responsibility is 5.5­–6 course equivalencies per year, and will include participation in the core Global Health Studies courses, senior thesis advising, campus-wide freshman/sophomore seminar, and upper-level course(s) in an area of specialty such as nutrition, maternal/child health, public health education, program planning/evaluation, community health and wellness, and refugee health, among others.

Candidate must demonstrate: (a) a commitment to undergraduate teaching and involving students in research and programming, and (b) expertise in public health at the local and/or global scale. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available, as are start-up funds.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher–scholars. The college is within 90 miles of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Erie.

E-mail application materials (cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, CV, list of three references, and list and brief description of the courses of interest) as a single PDF file (not to exceed 10 pages) to Dr. Caryl Waggett, Search and Program Chair, at Applications are due Monday, 10 November 2014. Allegheny is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

[Posted 9 October 2014.]

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
(Tenure Track)
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

Our program is currently accepting applications for a new tenure-track faculty position in the Environmental and Occupational Health track in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). We are seeking applicants who have a doctoral degree in Occupational Injury Prevention, Occupational Safety, Agricultural Health and Safety, Ergonomics, Environmental and Occupational (Industrial) Hygiene, Public Health, or related discipline.

Position: In June 2014 we became the first College of Public Health and Human Sciences in the State of Oregon to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. We continue to build on our existing strengths in the core disciplines of public health and human sciences by hiring a new faculty member with expertise in Environmental and Occupational Health. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track appointment for Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Professional Qualifications: Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in Occupational Injury Prevention, Occupational Safety, Agricultural Health and Safety, Ergonomics, Environmental and Occupational (Industrial) Hygiene, Public Health, or related discipline. Applicants may apply prior to completing their doctorate, but candidates must have earned a PhD by the start date of employment. Applicants must demonstrate expertise in public health as reflected by academic training, research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants must have an interdisciplinary research focus aligned with the College’s mission to advance knowledge, policies, and practices that improve population health in communities across Oregon and beyond. A commitment to high teaching standards is required. Candidates must have an established research program supported by extramural funding or demonstrated potential to develop such a program, and peer-reviewed publications. Although all areas of occupational health and safety will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in occupational injury prevention, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, research to practice, intervention evaluation, and Total Worker Health™. We are also seeking candidates whose research focuses on underserved and international populations. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and ability to work collaboratively across disciplines is preferred.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, advancing the University’s research agenda in the area of environmental and occupational health and safety, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and providing service to the practice community and the field of public health.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply).

College, University, and Community: The College is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Our accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences combines broad training in public health with specific training in six specialty tracks: Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Health Management and Policy; Environmental and Occupational Health; International Health; and Health Promotion and Health Behavior. OSU is the only institution in Oregon that offers a PhD in Public Health, is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations, and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

OSU is composed of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship, and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment.

Located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene, OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis.

Application Procedures: Specific position announcements, job descriptions and requirements, and applications can be found online (posting 0013086). For full consideration, apply by 15 January 2015. The anticipated start date is 16 September 2015. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Moly Kile, PhD, Assistant Professor, 015 Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, phone: 541-737-1443, fax: 541-737-6914, e-mail:

[Posted 9 October 2014.]

Assistant Professor of Global Climate Change and Environmental Health
(Tenure Track)
Environmental and Earth Sciences Department
Willamette University

The Environmental and Earth Sciences Department at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2015.

The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) is hiring a full-time, tenure-track position in Global Climate Change and Environmental Health. Successful applicants will have expertise in the human health dimensions of global climate change such as (but not limited to) infectious disease, food security, water resources, or population displacement, and an aptitude for and commitment to teaching and research in an interdisciplinary environmental science department. The individual will contribute to our core EES curriculum at both the upper and lower division levels (including participation in rotational team teaching of our introductory courses, and supervising senior theses), and also teach one to two upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise. All faculty at Willamette are expected to contribute to our general education classes, thoughtfully advise and mentor students, and maintain an active and externally funded program of scholarship incorporating undergraduates.

Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in environmental health or related discipline is required. ABD candidates will be considered, but the individual must have the terminal degree by the time the position starts in August 2015.

We anticipate hiring an individual whose scholarship and teaching rests within the social sciences. We expect all applicants to utilize quantitative and qualitative methods in their research and teaching. We anticipate the successful candidate will develop research and teaching collaborations both within and beyond EES, for example, with colleagues in sociology, politics, psychology, economics, anthropology, history, or biology.

This position is aligned with the EES department’s objectives of creating an integrative, collaborative, and inclusive learning environment, utilizing high-impact pedagogies and collaborative learning, as well as achieving the University’s stated goal of “deepening our understanding of sustainability as a unifying principle across the curriculum” (Willamette University Strategic Plan, January 2013, Objective 4d). We foresee this individual offering content and training that prepares students both within EES and across the College of Liberal Arts to be informed and engaged global citizens.

This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes medical/dental insurance, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving-expense reimbursement.

Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled.

About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Situated in Oregon’s capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students) and graduate programs in Law and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto “Not unto ourselves alone are we born” by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene.

[Posted 19 September 2014.]

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environment & Society
Institute for the Study of Environment and Society
Brown University

Position Description

The Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES) at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. ISES was founded in 2014, building on strength across campus in interdisciplinary study of environmental topics. It includes over 30 Faculty Fellows from 12 Departments across Schools and Divisions at Brown. The postdoctoral fellowship program continues and builds on the Voss Postdoctoral Fellows program previously managed by the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown. ISES organizes its research activities into four themes: Natural Systems, Food and Water, Human Health and Well-Being, and Equity and Governance. Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to work within one or more of these themes, and to be mentored by two Brown University Faculty, at least one of whom is an ISES Faculty Fellow.

Appointments will be in ISES (rather than in a department) and will have an expected term of two years starting in July 2015 or soon thereafter. Fellows receive a salary of $50,000, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5,000/year in addition to any research funds that may be directed to the project by mentors.


Requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, the intellectual flexibility to reach across fields, ability to take initiative and work independently, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary environmental research. To apply, each candidate must contact two faculty members working in different fields to serve as mentors, work with mentors to develop an independent research project that advances the research interests of both mentors and candidates, and secure a letter of support from both mentors. At least one mentor must be an ISES Faculty Fellow, and the other must be a regular faculty member of Brown University.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following items via Interfolio by 1 November 2014:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

[Posted 17 September 2014.]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development
Earth Institute
Columbia University

The Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative doctoral candidates, or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global sustainable development. Candidates may suggest contributing to or expanding on existing Earth Institute programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Earth Institute.

The deadline to submit an application is 31 October 2014 for fellowships starting in the fall of 2015. Fellowships are a 24-month appointment.

For more information about the program or to apply for a fellowship, please visit or email

The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.  All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded within 5 years before the start of the fellowship. “Stop-the-clock” exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

[Posted 12 September 2014.]

Environmental Fellows Program
Harvard University Center for the Environment

The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.

Candidates for 2015 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2011 and August 2015. The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $60,000, eligibility for health insurance, a $2,500 allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits.

HUCE expects to award approximately six fellowships this year. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to complete an online application, visit

If you have questions about the Fellowship or application process, please contact: 

Jean Gauthier
Harvard University Center for the Environment
24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge MA 02138

Application deadline: 14 January 2015

Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. HUCE strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

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