Join a vibrant campus community at West Chester University whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is seeking an assistant professor in Environmental Health with expertise and experience in environmental sustainability, energy systems, and climate change to join our EHAC-accredited Bachelor of Science (BS) Environmental Health program and CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The successful candidate will bring interdisciplinary approaches to environmental health research and education, addressing critical issues in the environment particularly in the sectors of energy, sustainability and climate change. This 9-month, tenure-track position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The position starts on August 26, 2019.
The candidate chosen for the position is expected to effectively fulfill teaching and advising, research, and service responsibilities.
Teaching: Teach face-to-face and distance education courses and supervise undergraduate Environmental Health internships and capstone experiences for graduate students. The normal teaching load at WCU is four classes in fall and spring semesters. The successful candidate should be qualified to teach our existing courses including General Environmental Health (graduate), Humans and the Environment (undergraduate) and Environmental Regulations (both undergraduate and graduate courses). Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop new courses such as:
Environmental sustainability, including life-cycle assessment, green chemistry, design for the environment and LEED certification.
Energy resources, including renewable/non-renewable energy, energy system economics and applications.
Climate change, including global policies and health impacts of climate change.
Advising: Advise graduate and undergraduate Environmental Health students pertaining to academic curricula and professional careers. Faculty must schedule 5 hours of advising/office-consultation time each week for students.
Research: Establish an active, research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to engage in externally funded scholarship activities that result in peer-reviewed presentations and publications.
Service: Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
For consideration, candidates should (1) have an earned doctoral degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biology or related sciences; ABD at time of application will be considered but applicants must complete all degree requirements prior to the employment start date; (2) have an undergraduate degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, other related engineering, biological or chemical sciences; and (3) have research or teaching-related experience in Environmental Health.
1) Demonstrated experience teaching the identified courses/similar courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
2) Experience teaching environmental health courses in distance education format.
An applicant must successfully complete the interview process, teaching demonstration, and research presentation to be considered as a finalist. Three professional reference letters are to be provided upon request.
Cover letter: outlining how you meet or exceed the minimum degree, scholarship, and teaching requirements in no more than two pages.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf suggested); official transcripts will be requested to those candidates invited for campus interview.
Reference letters will be requested for candidates invited for campus interview.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications are accepted through the online application system only. No fax, e-mail, or paper applications will be accepted. Please submit the above documents as separate files in pdf. Applications from those who do not have a doctorate (or ABD) in one of the required fields will not be processed.
Review of online applications will begin on March 1, 2019. The position is open until filled.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as finalists.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence (http://www.wcupa.edu/StrategicPlanning/). West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
Internal Number: 19-114
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) is a community of educators that develops graduates to succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good. WCU is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and offers 118 undergraduate majors, more than 50 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. The Academic Affairs Division is comprised of five colleges offering over 100 academic degree programs and houses the Office of Institutional Research, the Center for International programs, the offices of undergraduate admissions, enrollment management, financial aid, The Graduate School, and undergraduate student support services. Roughly 850 faculty serve more than 16,000 students, 2,300 of whom are graduate students.