Faculty Position, Open Rank, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.


The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences (DEPHS), https://med2.uc.edu/eh is seeking exceptional candidates to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology (EGMT). Academic rank, tenure, and start-up package will be commensurate with credentials and experience.


The candidate’s research program should focus on mechanisms of toxicity or mode of action of environmental toxicant exposures.  Research should use applicable cellular, animal models, and/or new approach methodologies (NAMs) to target genetic, epigenetic, immunological, signal transduction and/or other pathways, with potential to be clinically relevant. The candidate is expected to lead an active research program while acquiring and maintaining extramural funding. Preference will be given to those investigating the role(s) of environmental toxicants relevant to the mission of the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Research areas complementary or synergistic with ongoing research in the EGMT will be considered a strength.

Essential Functions

  • Duties will include responsibilities for leading a research laboratory and teaching activities for our students, residents, and fellows.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent training
  • Extensive knowledge of research in toxicology or a related field of life sciences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leader or the strong potential to become a leader in the field of environmental and/or molecular toxicology

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Senior and intermediate level applicants: show an established track record of continuous extramural funding and excellence in independent and collaborative hypothesis-driven research, teaching/mentoring, and service in their specialty area
  • Junior level applicants: show evidence of strong independent hypothesis-driven and collaborative research that has the promise to lead to extramural federal funding
  • Preference will be given to experienced candidates who have a track record of funding from NIEHS

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment can start at any time. Please submit complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching, and the names of three references.

Additional Information About The Department

The DEPHS offers graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees in EGMT as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a concentration in Environmental Health. The appointee will be expected to participate in graduate and post-doctoral training, and provide service to the Department and the UC COM. New faculty will find an outstanding environment for conducting both independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research within the DEPHS and via interactions with other DEPHS divisions, including Epidemiology, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, MPH, and Occupational Medicine, and with faculty in the UC COM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and Cincinnati Veteran’s Hospital Medical Center (VAMC). The appointee will have the opportunity to become a member of the NIH/NCATS funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center (UCCC). These Centers and other strong research programs offer a supportive environment for conducting state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research in toxicology.

About UC COM and Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 33 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report ranks UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges and the College of Medicine ranks No. 35 for Medical School for Research. The 2022 Nature index of Biological Sciences for the University of Cincinnati ranks in the top 100 Institutes worldwide. The UC COM with CCHMC is a rapidly growing and vibrant center for biomedical research, with over $314 million annually in extramural research support. The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences conducts world-renowned research in environmental and public health, occupational safety and health, and molecular toxicology and genetics and is consistently ranked among the top departments among its peers. More information can be found at https://med2.uc.edu/eh.


The Cincinnati area provides excellent opportunities to Cincinnati is a vibrant city with a sprawling metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports (baseball, football, soccer), outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities. In 2021, Cincinnati was ranked as the best place to live in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Cincinnati ranks 19th on the Top 25 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work by bizjournals.com, ranks as the 4th best U.S. city for recreation by Wallethub.com, and rates as 5th among the best park systems in U.S. cities by The Trust for Public Land.enjoy arts, sports and outdoor recreation as well as outstanding school systems in family friendly communities.



Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95187


Faculty Position, Open Rank, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Date:  May 8, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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