The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Environmental Health Sciences Teaching Faculty Position

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applications for a dynamic teacher to join our Department. The UAB School of Public Health is seeking to grow our educational efforts in the field of environmental and public health at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, we are interested in applicants who can share their knowledge and dedication to environmental health with students both in and outside of the classroom.

We are seeking applications from individuals holding a PhD or DrPH in Environmental Health, Public Health or a closely-related field; a MPH is strongly preferred for those with doctoral training in a discipline other than Public Health. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required for this position. This can take the form of previous experience developing and teaching courses (independently or as a teaching assistant/secondary instructor), extensive experience preparing and delivering health education programs, experience preparing and delivering environmental health outreach and/or presentations, or leadership in a technical-assistance capacity that involved interacting with large groups. All experience should be clearly documented in a Teaching Portfolio which should outline the applicant’s teaching philosophy, an evaluation of their teaching skills, and details on teaching-related professional development activities. We encourage applications from those with knowledge in environmental health in areas such as environmental policy, toxicology, infectious agents, global environmental issues, climate and health, disaster preparedness and response, industrial hygiene, or food, air, and water safety.

This is a non-tenure earning, full-time (12-month) position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with the potential for advancement in rank. Initial rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected teaching load is 4-6 courses per year (including summer). Courses will be assigned based on the applicant’s interests or in response to programmatic needs. Teaching will be the primary responsibility, with additional scholarly activity being highly encouraged, especially activity that involves students. In addition, this position will require service to the Department, School, and University.

The UAB School of Public Health’s mission is to make positive and lasting change in the public’s health through the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the larger community. Founded in 1978, the School has grown to 75 full-time faculty and 1,100 students. In 2019, the School had over $37 million in research funding, with roughly half coming from NIH, and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years.

Birmingham, Alabama, is a vibrant city, and along with the surrounding area, offers extensive cultural, dining, entertainment, and recreational options for people at all stages of life. As the home of the Civil Rights movement, Birmingham and the Deep South in general provide outstanding opportunities for high-impact public health education, research, and practice.

To apply, applicants must submit the following at : a cover letter outlining how the applicant meets the specific criteria described above and their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and a comprehensive teaching portfolio, as discussed above. Letters of reference including at least one that addresses the applicant’s teaching ability will be requested following initial review of application packets. Applicants selected for an on-campus interview will give a teaching demonstration which highlights their innovative approach to teaching diverse students.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and those who are veterans.