Employment Opportunities

Head of the School of Health Sciences

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the School of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, the position will be available as early as July 1, 2018.  We seek an internationally recognized researcher who will provide leadership, vision, and management in curriculum, personnel, and faculty/staff development as well as serve as an advocate for the School to the College, University, and larger community.

The successful candidate will be an academic leader and scholar with a demonstrated commitment to the research and teaching missions of the School.  Applicants should have a strong record of published research and external funding commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor.  Field of specialization is open.  Desirable attributes include prior experience in academic administration, graduate and/or undergraduate education, and development.  The candidate selected will be someone who values and promotes diversity. A Ph.D. in Health Sciences or related field is required.

The School of Health Sciences is a diverse and collegial department with 14 tenure track faculty and 13 adjunct faculty. These vibrant and productive faculty bring exceptional strengths in the broad areas of Medical & Health Physics, Environmental Health &Toxicology, and related research areas. The School is highly interdisciplinary and enjoys a rich network of colleagues throughout the University including the Graduate Program in Public Health, Bindley Bioscience Center, Center for Cancer Research, and the Institute for Integrative Neuroscience. The School has ABET-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Industrial Hygiene and a CAMPEP-accredited program in Medical Physics. The School is home to two major training and education grants through NIOSH and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and leads the NIH-funded Life Science MRI facility.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017, but applications will continue to be accepted until an exceptional leader is selected.  Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience and qualifications, and a list of three references.  Materials are to be sent electronically to Jane Morris pmorris1@purdue.edu.

Purdue School of Health Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter indicating their past experiences, current interests of activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exposure Science or Industrial Hygiene

The School of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor faculty member in Exposure Science/Industrial Hygiene. The successful candidate is expected to lead an extramurally funded research program involving environmental or occupational hazards and their effects on human health; and contribute to teaching in our ABET-accredited undergraduate and graduate level programs and the newly established Public Health Graduate Program. Although all research areas in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences are welcome, the School has particular interest in the development of cutting-edge methods in exposure science/modeling and its application to epidemiological and toxicology studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Science, Exposure Science, or a related field and at least 3-5 years of relevant independent research experience.  Candidates who are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), or who will be eligible for CIH certification within two years, will be given preference. CIH status should be directly addressed in the application. The position is competitive with regards to salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space.  

 

The successful candidate will have extensive collaborative opportunities in the School of Health Sciences and beyond. Within the School of Health Sciences, ongoing studies on the adverse outcomes of numerous environmentally relevant exposures offers tremendous opportunities for contributions from an exposure scientist. Outside the School, there are collaborative opportunities with Purdue’s world-renowned colleges, including Engineering, Management, Science, Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy, and Agriculture. Purdue has also established Discovery Park, a highly interdisciplinary enterprise dedicated to transformative research that includes state-of-the-art centers for nanotechnology, biosciences, healthcare engineering, energy, and other multi-disciplinary activities; including the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories which focuses on indoor environments.  In addition, opportunities for collaboration also exist with a large number of manufacturing, information, healthcare, and energy industries in the region. 

 

Purdue University’s School of Health Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Please email a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jason Cannon, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at cannonjr@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 

A background check is required for employment in this position.

 

Purdue is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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