Assistant or Associate Professor in Climate Change and Health
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) seeks to hire a faculty member at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Clinician-Educator Track, in the field of climate change and health. Faculty in the Clinician-Educator track play a critical role in meeting the educational mission of YSPH. In addition, a clear and distinct scholarly contribution in education, public health practice and/or research is required. The successful candidate will serve as Director of Education and a member of the leadership team for the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, a vibrant new center that utilizes research, education, and public health practice to help safeguard the health of human populations from adverse impacts of climate change and human activities that cause climate change.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in environmental health, epidemiology, environmental policy, public health, or another relevant discipline by the start of the appointment, with a strong interest and/or record of accomplishment in teaching, as well as in public health practice, academic or evaluation activities, and/or research. The selected candidate, who must be an exemplary teacher, will direct the Climate Change and Health Concentration for MPH students, will serve as faculty in the Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, Law, and Public Health, will teach one additional course, and will direct the online Climate Change and Health Certificate Program for working professionals, which will be expanded into a global program. The successful candidate also will be expected to develop an independent public health practice and/or research program, mentor MPH and PhD students, and co-chair the school’s sustainability committee, which envisions a YSPH in which the integral relationship between sustainability and health is seamlessly incorporated into our teaching, research, practice, operations and culture.
The successful candidate will spend at least 50% of their time on teaching and training activities. Public health practice and research areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, health impacts of climate change, health co-benefits of climate change mitigation, and/or climate change adaptation for health. It is expected that social, environmental, and racial justice will be integral to the teaching, public health practice, and research of the successful candidate. Experience and expertise with community-based participatory research and university-community partnerships is desirable. Participation in team science is strongly encouraged.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and mentoring accomplishments and interests; statement of public health practice and/or research accomplishments and interests; statement of commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of public health; copies of up to three recent publications; and names and contact information for three references. In the teaching and mentoring statement, please include a description of the courses that you have taught or for which you have served as a teaching assistant, along with the class composition and size.
Yale School of Public Health is committed to social, environmental, and racial justice as core values.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minority scholars.