Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences

The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). Applications from individuals with interests and expertise in all areas of environmental health sciences will be considered.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan is engaged in a broad range of research in environmental and occupational exposure science, toxicology, environmental/atmospheric chemistry, microbiology, epidemiology, and global health.

Areas of research interest include exposure science, broadly defined and applied to chemicals encountered in occupational or environmental settings; methodologies for characterizing risks to emerging chemical hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations; innovative technologies for assessing simultaneous exposures to multiple agents and consequent biological impacts; data science; and “omics” approaches relating chronic human diseases to endogenous and exogenous factors via analyses of biomarkers and mechanistic pathways.

Areas of teaching interest include lecture and/or laboratory courses in occupational health or any of the other research interest areas listed above.

We seek outstanding candidates who show promise of excellence, originality and productivity in research; dedication to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research and service.


Required Qualifications include a doctoral degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline; a strong commitment to teaching excellence and mentorship; the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications include a record of peer-reviewed publications; post-doctoral experience in an academic or other research setting; prior teaching experience; and evidence of, or the strong potential for, obtaining competitive research funding.


The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong, extramurally funded independent research program; collaborate with faculty colleagues; develop and teach graduate-level and possibly undergraduate-level courses; mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in research; and contribute to the diversity of scholarly activities within the department, school, and university.


The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is the home of a NIOSH-funded Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE), an NIEHS-funded Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Training Grant (ETEP), an NIEHS-funded Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), an NIH-funded Fogarty Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) hub, and an ABET-accredited Industrial Hygiene Program, in addition to numerous investigator-initiated research projects funded by governmental agencies, foundations, and private sector institutions. The Department offers Ph.D., MS, and MPH degree programs and participates in the school-wide undergraduate and online MPH degree programs.


Click “Apply Now” at http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/179230/asst_professor, and upload a single PDF file. Before beginning please have the following documents compiled in a single PDF file.

Due to file size limitations with the online system, please email your single PDF application file to ehs.faculty.search@umich.edu with jlolewis@umich.edu in the cc: line AFTER you complete the online application. Please note that confirmations of receipt will be emailed as soon your file has been processed.

 A complete application should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of current and future research plans
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment
  6. Contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.

Please direct application submission questions to EHS Executive Secretary Jennifer Lewis at jlolewis@umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Women, minority, and underrepresented candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. This search will be conducted in a manner consistent with the University of Michigan’s campus-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Planning Initiative. For more information, see https://diversity.umich.edu/about/