Faculty Position in Occupational Health

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Job Type: FullTime
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About The American University in Cairo:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. AUC emphasizes a liberal arts education, with all undergraduate students studying a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University's Core Curriculum. Ranked as one of the top 30 best universities in the Arab region by U.S. News and World Report, AUC is proud to have programs in the arts and humanities; business, management, and accounting, social sciences and sciences and engineering that rank in the top ten in the region. Located in one of the most interesting and important cities in the world - at the nexus of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and the center of events of the Arab world - AUC's academic programs draw on the city of Cairo as an extension of the classroom, integrating it into the curriculum and allowing students to be actively engaged in the society and world around them. As a chartered and accredited university in the United States and Egypt, AUC creates opportunities for diverse students, serves as the fountainhead of arts and culture, and further advances a global exchange that brings the world to Egypt and Egypt to the world. Its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), EAPAA and ICAPA. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.

Job Description:

The Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (IGHHE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking applicants at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants at higher ranks may be considered if exceptional.  Graduates and applicants who have a research focus in one or more areas of Occupational Safety and Health, including, but not limited to industrial hygiene, human health risk assessment, or Kinesiology and biomechanics are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to develop a community based collaborative research agenda focused within the field of Public Health and Human Ecology and advise/engage undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will also actively participate in collaborative projects relevant to their area of expertise.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching, research, and service. As examples, the candidate should have the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: Industrial Monitoring and Risk Assessment, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Injury Prevention. The successful applicant is expected to develop a community based collaborative research agenda focused within the field of Public Health and Human Ecology and advise/engage undergraduate and graduate students, and professional collaborations. The candidate will also actively participate in community-based projects relevant to their area of specialization and advise/accompany students in their fieldwork.

The IGHHE, an interdisciplinary institute, is committed to establishing and growing expertise in the core Global Public Health tenets of biostatistics, epidemiology, and implementation science methods. It houses the MPH and PhD in Global Public Health) with concentrations in Environmental Health, Precision Health and Public Health Policy and Management, as well as the MS in Sustainable Development. There are many collaborative opportunities within the School of Sciences and Engineering, with its focus on interdisciplinary programs, the Center for Applied Research in Environmental Sustainability (CARES), and across AUC's participating schools and centers.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent program of innovative research in their area of interest, while cultivating collaborations with other investigators in the Institute and University. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to teach core graduate courses and mentor graduate students. Cairo, Egypt and MENA offer opportunities for Global Public Health research and collaboration, and the potential to make a difference. AUC, Egypt's Global University, offers many attractive benefits and incentives to its faculty and the Cairo area has much to offer in its family-friendly, affordable, and recreationally and culturally rich environment.


The successful applicant will hold PhD degree or equivalent. The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate a collaborative record with diverse disciplines within the biomedical and engineering disciplines and involve students in related fieldwork. Candidates with versatility in research interests, inclusive of non-communicable diseases, and translational research are encouraged to apply. 

Additional Information:

Screening of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The appointment will ideally start July 2021.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background.


URL: www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs/faculty-vacancies

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