The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) of Emory University is seeking to recruit multiple, open-rank tenure-track or clinical track faculty (assistant, associate, or full professor) with experience or interest in the important role that nursing scholars play in environmental health and climate change. We seek to identify candidates who can lead in the growing numbers of clinician researchers and scholars address the huge environmental and climatic factors influencing human health.
The incumbent(s) will join a vibrant community of interdisciplinary scholars working in the school on topics related to climatic and environmental hazards embedded within strong community engagement around these issues. Our climate and environmental health scientist collaborate with investigators in our Center for Nursing Data Science, our Lillian Carter Center for Social Responsibility and Global Health, and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory’s School of Medicine, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Our school of nursing is making a major commitment to increasing the numbers of nurse scientists and scholars who can make significant contributions to the health of individuals, families and communities particularly in light of our current threats to planetary health. The Deep South bears the shame of some of the poorest health outcomes in US, such as high infant and maternal mortality rates among African Americans. Low-income communities of color face environmental health threats from extreme heat and climate-related weather events and dangerous air pollution conditions. Inequities are compounded by a legacy of unjust and systemically racist policies. Thus, priority will be given to scholars who focus on the burden of environmental health disparities and engaging in community-based research with local organizations. We also recognize the significant role that that the healthcare industry plays contributing to environmental pollution and welcome applications from individuals who focus on strategies to improve the carbon footprint of the healthcare industry.
We expect that candidates will collaborate in the resources available in the school to enhance nursing’s visibility in this area. Some of the current centers that offer collaboration and support within the school of nursing include:
The ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree in nursing or a relevant discipline with a strong record of academic scholarship, a demonstrated capacity to publish and secure external funding, and either have prior experience or be interested in the application of environmental health to nursing-related domains. The incumbent should have ability to be an interdisciplinary team player while developing a distinctive area of research and scholarship. Multiple opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration exist across the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) and other divisions of Emory University. Cross-appointments within the other two WHSC schools (School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health) and/or any of the other Emory Schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, Law, Theology) will be encouraged.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply through the Emory Career website.
Applicants must include:
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.
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