Open Rank Faculty Positions, Indiana University (USA)

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications to join the faculty of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. This is an open-rank search, and applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor) are welcome.  Individuals are sought who will contribute toward academic excellence in research and teaching in support of our mission to create knowledge and train the next generation to protect human health by improving the quality of environments where people live, work, and play.  Multiple positions are available.

Located on the flagship campus of the Indiana University system, SPH-B has over 200 faculty in five departments. Indiana University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts numerous resources available to SPH-B faculty, including support for grant-writing and teaching, biostatistical consulting, and laboratory facilities. These 10‐month appointments would ideally start on August 1, 2022, although an earlier or later hire date is possible. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Responsibilities: The applicant will contribute to the department’s vision for research, teaching, and service.  Areas of special interest include but are not limited to

  • climate change impacts on health,
  • environmental health microbiology ,
  • machine learning and other computational methods for quantifying environmental impacts on human health,
  • environmental health disparities,
  • built environment impacts on human health, and
  • environmental effects on the human microbiome.

Qualified applicants with demonstrated outstanding potential for research and teaching in any topic related to environmental and occupational health also will be considered.  It is expected that the applicant will have or be able to build a program of extramurally funded research while contributing to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.  The successful candidate also is expected to build effective collaborations with other faculty in the department, school, and university.

Qualifications:  Candidates must hold a doctoral degree by start of appointment, in environmental health, environmental engineering, environmental epidemiology, environmental science, or a closely related field. Candidates for tenured associate and full professor positions must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, and a positive team spirit.

 Resources:  The department has eleven tenured and tenure-track faculty members, along with four non-tenure earning faculty and staff members. It offers a bachelor’s degree (BSPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science degrees, and a doctoral degree in Environmental and Occupational Health. The Department received more than $5 million dollars in new external awards in 2020.

The Indiana University Department of Environmental and Occupational Health unites a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in environmental sciences and engineering, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, industrial hygiene, occupational health, anthropology, medicine, and environmental policy all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease by ensuring healthy environments.

 Application Procedure:  Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, 3) research statement 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of six references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Interested candidates should submit applications at  Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to or via postal mail at SPH-B Environmental and Occupational Health Search Committee, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Room 115A, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson,

Department Chair,, or Carrie Docherty, Executive Associate Dean,

School of Public Health-Bloomington:

Environmental and Occupational Health:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.