Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE)
Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Type: Full Time
The Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure ladder faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor as Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE). Applicants should have a PhD, MD, ScD, or equivalent doctoral degree. Academic rank will be determined on the basis of educational background, research and teaching record, and academic leadership skills and experience. We are seeking a qualified individual to research and translate science on climate change, health and equity, whose expertise includes one (or preferably more) of the following areas: research and education in climate policy, environmental justice, environmental racism, climate and health education, and environmental health. The candidate should also be knowledgeable about the interdependence of the health of humans, animals, and plants and the health of the ecosystems.
Candidate’s expertise could be based in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental exposure, epidemiology, implementation science, health equity, economics, infectious disease modeling, nutrition, toxicology, the practice of medicine, and global health.
The most competitive candidates will have: a strong track record of interdisciplinary, team-based science, including publications in peer-reviewed journals; success in or potential for obtaining external funding ; strong ability to communicate research findings to media and key audiences including decision makers; motivation and ability to achieve excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels including promoting awareness of the social determinants as they pertain to environmental health, cultural sensitivity, and environmental justice; a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship and in the workplace; and a willingness to help meet the needs of our growing environmental health department through mentoring students and post-doctoral trainees, working with other faculty members, and taking on service and leadership roles as needed.
The candidate will be expected to serve as an educational, research, and civic engagement leader on climate change, health, and equity at Harvard, research translation, communications across diverse platforms and stakeholders within the United States, and globally. This includes outreach to a broad range of audiences including donors, fundraising prospects, media appearances and public speaking events. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. The selected candidate is expected to demonstrate and foster understanding, appreciation, respect, and values that embrace diversity and inclusivity on campus and as a representative of Harvard Chan C-CHANGE in all external engagements.
Application: For full consideration, applicants should submit: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a single letter of intent that a) describes why they would be a good leader of C-CHANGE, b) their interest in the position, c) includes a research statement describing their previous experience and future research goals, d) describes their teaching and mentoring experience and future plans in these areas, and e) includes a statement that details their commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in their scholarship, teaching and mentoring activities.
Review of applications will begin and continue until the position is filled. Six references will be requested after an initial committee review of applications, and only for candidates that will be advancing to the next stage.
The Department of Environmental Health is looking to complete the recruitment of a diverse cohort of colleagues from a broad range of disciplines and a variety of academic and research backgrounds to join our diverse group of investigators. Candidates must have a demonstrated research focus on environmental health, and a commitment to working with diverse groups (e.g., Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, etc.) through research, teaching, mentoring, and service.
Please apply to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/12427
For more information on the Department of Environmental Health, please visit us at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/environmental-health/
For more information on the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE), please visit us at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school and the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at HSPH can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance. The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines
For questions regarding the submission of your application, please contact: B. Zuckerman, EdD, MSW, LCSW Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs Department of Environmental Health Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 665 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1301 Boston, MA 02115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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