Ohio State University, College of Public Health

Position ID:OSU-College of Public Health-EHSCHAIR [#11219]
Position Title: Chair, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43235, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Public Health
Environmental Science / Environmental Health
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/05/25, finished 2020/01/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Chair, Environmental Health Sciences

An outstanding opportunity to join one of America’s preeminent Universities, lead excellent faculty engaged in important research, and help solve the critical public health challenges of our time.

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Public Health is seeking an innovative leader and scholar to chair its Division of Environmental Health Sciences. The Division currently consists of 12 faculty members whose research areas include cancer risk and prevention, health effects of air and water pollution, food safety, and environmental neurotoxicology. With the initiation of the first four OSU Discovery Themes (Data Analytics, Infectious Diseases, Energy & Environment, and Food Production & Security www.discovery.osu.edu), the division is well positioned for continued growth. These thematic areas will strengthen existing partnerships with several colleges, including Engineering; Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences; Medicine; and Veterinary Medicine, as well as OSU’s Environmental Science Network and Global Water Institute. The Division is responsible for the environmental health science curricula for the public health programs leading to PhD, MS, MPH and BS degrees. The newly renovated Cunz Hall provides excellent office space and research laboratories.

The successful chair candidate will provide senior leadership and vision in the continued growth of environmental health within communities in Ohio, globally and within the College of Public Health and other colleges at Ohio State. This position requires academic credentials consistent with appointment as a tenured faculty member in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health.

The candidate is expected to provide active leadership for the Division’s diverse and expanding research program, recruit and mentor faculty, direct program curricula for undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate in research initiatives with other investigators both within and outside of the College of Public Health, foster a climate of diversity and manage the division’s resources. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of administrative experience and have a strong and distinguished record of scholarly research, teaching, and mentoring. Experience in community outreach, especially in multicultural settings, is desired.

The College of Public Health is Ohio’s first accredited college of public health. It is one of seven health sciences colleges on the same campus, more than any other university in the U.S. The college includes five academic divisions, four centers of outreach and engagement, four graduate degree programs with several specializations, and an undergraduate major and minor. The college is ranked 20th of all schools of public health nationally by US News & World Report. First established in 1995 as part of the College of Medicine, the University Board of Trustees created the College of Public Health in 2007. Specializations within the college include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, health services management and policy, veterinary public health, bioinformatics, and clinical and translational science.

The Ohio State University is ranked by US News & World Report as the state’s best public university and 18th nationally. Ohio State has increased its total research expenditures by 25.5 percent over the last five years. The university is ranked 14th of 912 universities in research expenditures and 9th for public universities by the National Science Foundation. Ohio State offers 175 majors and 12,000 courses to 64,000 students, including 50,000 undergraduates. Unique institutional strengths include the resources of 14 colleges, a nationally ranked academic medical center, and the recently announced Discovery Themes from which 500 tenure-track faculty are to be recruited over a 10-year period.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and single parents and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce and encourages applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Applications will be accepted immediately, and will be considered until the search has concluded. Applicants are asked to prepare a single pdf file that contains a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of five recent publications. Finalist candidates will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Applications are accepted through Academic Jobs Online. Please direct any inquiries about the position to Thomas Wickizer, PhD, MPH, Professor and Chair, EHS Search Committee at twickizer@cph.osu.edu.

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Further Info:
1841 Neil Ave.
Cunz Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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