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Health Disparities Senior Researcher in Environmental Health
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Company Information Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
Website: http://
Job Description

Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/professional institution, invites applications for the position of Health Disparities Senior Researcher in Environmental Health.  The University is located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The position will be at the assistant or associate professor level with opportunity to progress to full professor. The successful candidate reports to the Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research.

Dillard University seeks to identify an exceptional individual with a significant scientific research background to work closely with Dillard University’s Health Disparities Endowed Chair.  This is a research-centric position focused on excellence and providing intellectual leadership for faculty and students by establishing, maintaining and strengthening a nationally recognized research program specializing in health disparities from an environmental health perspective.  Some classroom instruction opportunity is also available.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity in its capacity for outreach to academic, community and industry audiences and allows for employing of environmental health based approaches to research and development of effective evidence-based models for eliminating health disparities. The successful candidate shall participate in sharing of ideas and enhancing communication and collaboration along with scientists from other disciplines.

Dillard University will aggressively pursue and accelerate its research agenda to enhance its status as a major liberal arts and research-oriented university which continues to strengthen its teaching through STEM programs and actively advancing its research record in Social Sciences, Psychology, Nursing, Environmental Health, Liberal Arts, Business, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences and International Programs.

Qualifications Candidates for appointment as Senior Researcher in Environmental Health and related sciences and must reflect the highest ideals of academic excellence and scholarly or creative achievement. Procedures for recruitment must be consistent with the Universitys Affirmative Action Plan, stipulations of the endowment, and other administrative procedures established in the various academic units. Involvement of the faculty, students, and others, as appropriate, is essential in the review and recommendation of candidates for appointment as the endowed chair.

General Criteria for Appointment: Applicants must possess a doctorate, preferably a Ph.D., Dr.PH, M.D. or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated success in research of national standing in the areas of environmental health and health disparities. The following general criteria will be used in the review and recommendation of the candidate for appointment as Senior Researcher in Environmental Health:

1. Earned doctorate degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or another Science fields is preferred.
2. Evidence of professional achievement at the national and/or international level to enhance the statue of the program and of the University’s faculty and students
3. Outstanding record of productive research, publication, creativity, and/or scholarly achievement appropriate to the discipline and fields of specialization
4. Proven track record and ability to collaborate with other faculty, staff and students to successfully accomplish high quality research
5. Evidence of a continuing record of exemplary academic and professional citizenship appropriate to the discipline or profession
6. Proof of research, grantsmanship, and teaching experience. Evidence of NIH independently funded research or other major funding.

The successful candidate will conduct research applying theoretical and professional working knowledge for desired outcomes to include, but not limited to, project planning and management, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting and modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management, preparing and designing reports, and communication and instruction. Successful candidate must also possess significant comfort with informing literature demonstrated through a successful history of publication and must present a record sufficiently consistent in quantity and quality to warrant the expectation of continued performance and contributions at an outstanding level.

Salary and Start Date: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. Starting date is Fall Semester 2014. Position remains open until filled, with application review beginning immediately.

This is a non-tenure track, grant funded position.
How to Apply Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, contact information of three (3) professional references, and official transcripts (upon request) to Dr. Warren A. Jones electronically to or send hard copy to:

Dillard University
Office of Human Resources
ATTN: Dr. Warren A. Jones
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 816-4187 (fax)

Dillard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources.

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