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Assistant/Associate or Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences Environmental Sciences (Tenure Track)

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Southern California invites applications for a talented candidate at any level (tenure or tenure track; assistant, associate, or full professor) in the Environmental Health Division of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences to expand a productive research program on environmental determinants of human disease and become a future leader in a defined field of Environmental Health Sciences. This new position seeks to enhance and foster current and future research, with a proposed start date of Summer/Fall 2023.

Individuals with training and demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas of Environmental Health Sciences should apply:

Assessment of environmental exposures and their impacts on human health across the lifecourse; Characterization of the effects of environmental exposures using novel approaches, including but not limited to single or multi -omics; Environmental health disparities, including community-based participatory research; Intersection of environmental and social determinants of health;Computational toxicology with an emphasis on environmental health research; Characterization of environmental mixtures, biological responses, and their impact on health and disease;Translational science from bench to population, health impact assessment and policyEnvironmental intervention evaluations, as well as implementation and dissemination sciences

An advanced degree (PhD, ScD, or equivalent) in public health sciences (Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Molecular Epidemiology) or some facet of the physical sciences (molecular biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, physiology, toxicology, chemistry, atmospheric physics, or environmental engineering) is desired. Preferred candidates for the assistant professor’s position should have completed postdoctoral training or equivalent; all candidates should have a demonstrated publication record of accomplishments within the field of environmental health sciences commensurate with stage of career. Collegiality, resourcefulness, and motivation are highly desirable characteristics in the team science framework increasingly being pursued.

The successful faculty candidate is expected to bring or develop an externally-funded research program after an appropriate transitional period. Multi-year startup funding will be provided through institutional support and NIH research grants.

A demonstrative strength of the Keck School of Medicine is the existence of several research efforts oriented towards etiologic, intervention, population-based, and basic science research on understanding environmental impacts of multi-pollutant exposures to human health outcomes across the life course, with a special focus in early-life, childhood, and later-life impacts. The department has a world-renown research group in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics, with an active and well-funded program in environmental health effects research and a growing interest in novel approaches to disentangling multi-pollutant exposure contributions to environmental health impacts on multiple organ systems of interest.  The department has diverse expertise in environmental respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic and cancer epidemiology and in methodological research on environmental and genetic epidemiology. A dynamic group of investigators in the NIH-funded Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, MADRES Center for Environmental Health Disparities and the Southern California Children’s Environmental Health Research Translation Center offer opportunities for a wide range of research collaborations with other USC schools and across several Southern California institutions.

Apply here and upload curriculum vitae, research statement, and names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments. 

Apply here and for further inquiries contact:

EH Faculty Search Committee

c/o: Lida Chatzi,

Professor, Environmental Health Division

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC

2001 N Soto St #230G

Los Angeles CA  90089-9237


The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20098722 Posted Date: 09/14/2022

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