Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Health Sciences


University of Arizona


Tucson, AZ


The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applicants for two tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate professor positions in the Department of Community, Environment, and Policy. We are seeking investigators who have expertise in environmental health research – particularly in: environmental epidemiology, exposure science, One Health, climate-sensitive diseases, human toxicology, environmental justice, occupational health, industrial hygiene, environmental microbiology, built environment, health equity, arid environments, and exposomics and other OMICs approaches. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated potential to lead and/or contribute to interdisciplinary environmental health research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental health sciences and advance community impact by providing mentorship and contributing extramural and intramural service.

The Department is at the nexus of environmental science and health research – two research areas at the center of the UArizona strategic plan. There are several new campus-wide environmental research initiatives to reshape and integrate research across disciplines. This provides an unparalleled opportunity for an environmental health scholar at one of the leading universities in the US for environmental science research. UArizona has three centers with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), including the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (P30), the Superfund Research Program (P42), and the Center for Indigenous and Environmental Health Research (P50). The Department also houses the Environmental, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center (ESRAC). To learn more about the Community, Environment, and Policy Department (CEP), please visit our website at:

The UA is a world class institution working at the center of the most complex environmental research ever considered on Earth or in space. UA scientists will simulate real-life environments in the new Health Sciences Innovation Building. This state-of-the-art instructional space will offer real-life simulations for medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health teams and will serve as the vanguard for interprofessional health education in the United States. UA scientists also led the OSIRIS-REx NASA mission to obtain the first ever sample from an asteroid and currently study the interactions between natural and man-made environments in the Biosphere 2.

The UA is a land grant university and Hispanic serving institution situated in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border with among the largest proportion of Latinos and Native Americans in the US. The environment and diverse populations present unique environmental health research questions. There are exciting opportunities to collaborate with departments and centers across campus including those focused on basic and applied research in toxicology, engineering, environmental science, population and ethnic studies, and life sciences. MEZCOPH is a growing and dynamic college whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities in the Southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research, and service.

Applications for this position must be submitted through, The University of Arizona’s online application system. Review will begin April 3. A complete listing of position duties and qualifications is available online at: (Job req676). For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Paloma Beamer, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee,

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.