The Loyola University Chicago Public Health Program seeks a dynamic, innovative individual to serve as the Director of Environmental Health. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Stritch School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. Reporting to the Chair of the Department and the Director of the Public Health Program, the Director of Environmental Health will have direct supervision of curriculum development that focuses on water quality and its impact on public health, and will teach associated graduate level courses. The Director will also participate in inter-disciplinary research in Environmental/Public Health and mentor students in the MPH and other graduate programs. Interested candidates must hold a doctorate or medical degree and possess strong academic training and field experience in water quality/management and its relationship to public health outcomes.
Currently, the Public Health Program at Loyola University Chicago offers three separate “tracks” or concentrations: 1) Epidemiology; 2) Health Policy & Law; and 3) Health Management. A track in Environmental Health is being added based on existing strengths among the three campuses of Loyola University Chicago and as a result of plans to establish a university-wide Institute of Public Health. This Institute is being developed in the Health Sciences Division of the University with the goal of incorporating existing strengths throughout the university to establish programs that address public health needs, create unique mission-focused educational and research activities, and prepare graduates for productive careers.
The position will be available beginning May 1, 2012; applications will be reviewed beginning in late February. Interested candidates should send a current CV, letter of interest and a list of at least three professional references to:
Holly Kramer, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Public Health Program
Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60559
Loyola University Chicago is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.