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              Professor and Director

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 115909
              Title: Professor and Director
              Functional Title: Professor and Director
              Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured
              Applicant Search Category: Faculty
              University Authorized FTE: 1.000
              Unit: SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) at the University of
              Maryland, College Park, invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and
              Director, a 12-month appointment. This is a national search seeking an innovative leader who,
              alongside our Dean, Dr. Boris Lushniak, values our Institute’s mission to promote and protect
              the health and well-being of our region and world through excellence in environmental and
              occupational health research, scholarship, practice and education. MIAEH is one of the only
              Institutes on the UMD campus to offer academic degrees, including the Master of Public Health,
              Master of Science, and Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences.

              MIAEH’s eight diverse, full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty examine environmental
              health through a broad array of lenses, including environmental determinants of infectious
              disease, occupational health, molecular biology, climate change, environmental justice, food
              safety, policy, global health, and environmental epidemiology. Faculty are nationally and
              internationally recognized scholars who hold leadership positions in professional organizations
              and state commissions. The Institute has several professional track faculty and postdoctoral
              fellows, and ~25 graduate students, and contributes several courses for the Public Health
              Science B.S. degree program and its 1000 student majors. MIAEH supports several faculty
              laboratories, including a total of 4000 sq.ft. of clinical research and laboratory space, and hosts
              the campus’ Exposome Small Molecule Core Facility. The MIAEH faculty annual extramural
              research funding averaged ~$4 million/year over the last four years. MIAEH faculty are engaged
              with school/university research centers, such as the USDA-funded Center of Excellence,
              CONSERVE, Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, the Maryland Center for Health
              Equity, Maryland Population Research Center, Maryland Prevention Research Center, and
              Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. The Institute’s academic and laboratory
              facilities are housed in the School of Public Health.

              RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director provides strategic leadership to advance the research,
              teaching, service, and practice missions of the Institute and School. The Director will work
              closely with MIAEH faculty, students and staff, the Dean’s Office, and other campus leaders to:
              1) ensure excellence in academic programs, curriculum development, and general operations,
              2) lead the faculty in pursuing research grants and contracts, 3) facilitate faculty and student
              participation in interdisciplinary research programs and service activities, 4) expand MIAEH
              collaborations with academic, research, community, government and industry partners, 5)
              provide fiscal management and oversight of Institute operations, and 6) working with the SPH
              Director of Global Health Initiatives and Global Health Advisory Committee, be ready to provide
              management support for a future campus-wide Global Health B.S. degree program.
              Additionally, the Director serves as a member of the School’s senior leadership team, as unit
              head of one of six academic units, and represents the Institute to students, faculty,
              administrators, the profession, and the general public.

              APPLICATION: For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their
              interests, qualifications, and current research; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for
              three references. Applications will be held in confidence until finalists are
              invited to campus. References will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate.
              If you have any questions, please email Dr. Barbara Curbow, Chair of
              the Search Committee at bcurbow@umd.edu. Please indicate “MIAEH Institute Director
              Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in environmental or occupational
              health, environmental or occupational epidemiology, public health, or a related discipline, and
              should demonstrate a strong record of funded research and scholarship in an area relevant to
              the Institute’s mission. Candidates should be eligible for appointment as a tenured Full
              Professor. The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership and administrative
              experience, academic leadership preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate a
              commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; an ability to foster professional and community
              partnerships; a commitment to faculty, staff, and student mentoring and development; and
              excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT: The School of Public Health has six academic units: the
              Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; the Department of Behavioral and Community
              Health; the Department of Family Science; the Department of Health Services Administration;
              the Department of Kinesiology; and the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
              All faculty have tenure homes in a department; MIAEH faculty have their tenure home in the
              Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, but have all of their teaching, research, and
              service commitments and funding through the Institute. The academic units offer course work,
              practical experiences, and research opportunities leading to Bachelor of Science degrees, the
              Master of Public Health, a variety of other Masters degrees, and several Ph.D. degrees.
              The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is a Research Intensive and Land Grant
              University. UMCP is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500
              faculty, 27,000 undergraduates, and 10,000 graduate students. The University is located 6 miles
              from Washington D.C. and 30 miles from the State capital of Annapolis. The campus is within
              close proximity of the National Center for Health Statistics (~1 mile), the National Institutes of
              Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many other federal, state, and local health
              and human service agencies, as well as headquarters for numerous public health-related nongovernmental
              organizations. For further information on the Maryland Institute for Applied
              Environmental Health, please visit our website: http://www.sph.umd.edu/miaeh/.

              Posting Date: 08/16/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 11/10/2019
              Physical Demands
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Cover Letter
              2. Curriculum Vitae
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

              Posting Specific Questions

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