The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Health. We are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained environmental health scholar with expertise in areas such as the built environment, environmental justice, environmental exposure/risk assessment, climate change, community resilience, socio-ecological systems, and/or place-based social determinants of health. This position will begin August 12, 2019.
This is part of an effort to hire four new faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to strengthen collaborative community-focused research around health disparities and to build on our existing capacity to address social, environmental and cultural factors that affect health and well-being (https://pages.uncc.edu/healthresearch/).
Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. degree in Geography, Planning or a related environmental field, in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly productivity, ability to secure appropriate external funding, and potential for engaging students in a diverse academic environment. As the hire will be part of a four-department hiring cluster focusing on health disparities, the candidate should also show evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Candidates should demonstrate the ability to (1) contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate curriculum, (2) build a successful, cutting-edge research program, and (3) develop coursework in their area of expertise. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per semester in the pre-tenure period.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Geographic and topical areas of research are open, with preference given to individuals who will complement one or more methodological areas of expertise in our department such as community-based research, geospatial techniques (including big data analytics, geocomputation and technology-enabled methods), and/or mixed methods.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.