The College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track faculty member in Environmental Health Justice and Policy with expertise in Indigenous populations in the U.S. or globally. Applications from qualified individuals for all faculty ranks will be considered, including consideration of tenure at initial appointment for senior candidates. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following or related fields by the date of appointment: health policy, global health policy, American Indian or Indigenous studies, epidemiology, population health, public health, community health, social or behavioral sciences.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build academic-community partnerships in Indigenous communities and to work with the Lehigh Institute for Indigenous Studies (IIS) and the Lehigh Institute for Health Policy and Politics (IHPP). The IIS partners and collaborates with Indigenous peoples, nations, communities, and organizations to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of Indigenous peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere through quality community-based participatory research. IIS faculty and staff are currently engaged in health research and education programs in reservation, rural, and urban Indian communities all across the United States.
At the core of the COH is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting social justice and health equity. The mission of the COH, the newest of 5 colleges at Lehigh University, is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of domestic and global populations and communities with data-driven and community-focused research and education in three primary areas: population & community health, precision health, and health innovation & technology. The COH offers undergraduate majors in Population Health, as well as Community and Global Health, and graduate degrees including a Masters in Public Health, and an MS and PhD in Population Health. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the COH include an innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and integrated career and professional development. The COH is host to three research institutes: The Institute for Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Health Policy and Politics, and the Children’s Environmental Precision Health Institute.
The COH will be located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility slated to open in January 2022. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s research innovation in STEM. The primary goals followed by the architects as they designed the building were to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building.
Review of Applications
The review of applications deadline is January 24, 2022. The anticipated start date is as soon as August 2022. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.
Assistant professor applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Assistant professor applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20269.
Associate or Full professor applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted for finalists only. Applications for the associate or full professor position must be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20268.
For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the COH website and the Path to Prominence website.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.