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Requisition # 73747

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, August 2nd, 2019
College:College of Public Health
Department:Occupational & Environmental Health



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:


Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

The University of Iowa, College of Public Health

The University of Iowa, College of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

The Department offers a rich environment for collaborative research. Eighteen professors direct or participate in an array of extramurally-funded research and outreach programs, including:

  • A NIEHS-funded environmental health sciences core center

  • A NIEHS-funded superfund research program

  • A NIEHS-funded nanotoxicology research program

  • A NIOSH-funded agricultural health center

  • A NIOSH-funded education and research center

  • A NIOSH-funded total worker health center

  • A CDC-funded injury prevention research center

  • NIH, CDC, and other investigator-initiated research projects

The Position

Applications will be considered at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.

Responsibilities of the position include research and teaching in toxicology and environmental health. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will transition over time to a leadership role in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology.

Examples of potential areas of scholarship for this faculty position include:

  • Cellular/molecular/developmental toxicology with assessment of adverse outcome pathways

  • Chemical risk assessment using in silico, in vitro and/or in vivo models

  • Omics approaches, such as epigenomic or metabolomics, to the study of environmental contaminants

Laboratory space will be provided in the newly renovated Human Toxicology and Exposomics Laboratory located close to the College of Public Health Building.

College of Public Health

The College of Public Health was founded in 1999 as the major component of the Public Health Initiative, sponsored by The University of Iowa and the State of Iowa. The college is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in public health scholarship, teaching, and community service. Housed in a beautiful new facility overlooking the Iowa River, the college offers a rich environment interdisciplinary research, and is home to an array of graduate programs (MPH, MHA, MS, PhD) and new undergraduate degree programs in public health (BA, BS).


Iowa City is a vibrant Midwestern university town with an intellectual and cultural atmosphere, diverse international community, a dynamic downtown full of shops and restaurants. Iowa City is a UNESCO City of Literature and is adjacent to campus, has a great public education system, friendly people, affordable homes, easy commutes, and many other assets that make it one of the highest ranked cities in the country:

  • No. 4 Top 100 Places to Live (Livability, 2019)

  • Iowa City #3 of Top 20 Best US Cities for College Grads (Business Insider 2019)

  • No. 1 Best Small Metro to live after College Graduation (American Institute for Economic Research, 2017)

  • No. 5 Best College Towns in America (Business Insider 2017)

Education Requirement:

Applicants must hold a PhD or other doctorate in a relevant science or engineering field.

Required Qualifications:

For consideration at the Assistant Professor level, applicants must have publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals; show the ability to develop an externally funded research program, and future scholarship; and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.

For consideration at the Associate and full Professor level, applicants must have a commensurate record of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally funded, research program including current transferrable extramural research funding; and a commensurate record of teaching experience as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching.


Desirable Qualifications:

 Additional expertise in pulmonary toxicology or exposomics is desirable.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Statement of Research Interests
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Reference letters will be collected at a later date.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Hans-Joachim Lehmler - hans-joachim-lehmler@uiowa.edu
Cpub-Occup & Environ Health
Institute for Rural and Environmental Health
2420 Old Farmstead Road
221 IREH
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: 319-335-4310
Department URL: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/oeh/

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