Overview

The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month fixed term assistant or associate professor position in the Environmental Health Sciences Program beginning August 2018. Responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate courses and laboratories related to environmental biology, microbiology, public/environmental health and other courses that support the Environmental Health Sciences curriculum; advise and mentor students in collaboration with the Advising Center; and participate in scholarly activities or provide service to the university, profession, and community. The Environmental Health Sciences program is a National Environmental Health Science & Protection Council (EHAC) accredited program. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in environmental biology, biology, public/environmental health, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three years collegiate teaching experience in environmental biology, microbiology, public/environmental health, or related area
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to student engagement and success

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in biology, public/environmental health, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience working in a microbiological laboratory. (An ideal applicant will have the knowledge and experience to manage environmental and safety issues in a microbiological laboratory, manage chemical and biological inventories, and address equipment maintenance and calibration needs.)
  • Evidence of service to the profession and/or community
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and research agenda

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials must be submitted online, and should include: 1) a letter of intent; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) list of three references (including contact information); and 5) unofficial transcripts. The submitted teaching philosophy (ca. 2 pages) should include a discussion on the applicant’s views on the pedagogical relationship between Environmental Health Sciences lecture and lab. Review of application materials will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Dr. Tracy Zontek at zontek@wcu.edu

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.