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Postdoctoral Fellowship at FSU

Climate change is exacerbating existing health problems and disparities.  Older adults, young children, people with disabilities, poor households, communities of color, and people working in specific occupations may face disproportionate risks. Public health departments are at the front lines of responding and adapting to climate change.  Unfortunately, there is limited evidence evaluating the efficacy of interventions such as public education campaigns, early warning systems, or personal protective measures.  

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with county health departments and at-risk populations to carry out and evaluate climate change interventions.  The resulting work will be developed into  a climate change adaptation plan for the health sector.  The work will evaluate both the process of developing the plan and the project’s outcomes such as improvements to public health.   A PhD is required.  Preference will be given to applicants whose work focuses on Evaluation and/or Epidemiology.  The fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of investigators trained in Geography, Public Health, Urban Planning, and the Atmospheric Sciences.  

The position begins ~January 2017. The position term is for one year but is renewable for up to four years, contingent on satisfactory progress.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.  Consideration of applications will begin on November 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:  The position will be co-supervised by Profs. Tisha Holmes and Christopher Uejio.  For more information about their research activities please visit .  

Assistant Professor in Health & Behavioral Sciences – University of Colorado in Denver

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The Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016. The area of expertise is open to health, broadly defined, and we particularly encourage applications from individuals who conduct research and teach in the areas of environmental health, health policy, biomarkers, decision-making, and health economics. The program is especially interested in individuals who fit with the Department’s interdisciplinary focus on the application of social, behavioral, and natural science theory and methods to social and biological aspects of population health in national and/or global contexts. The successful candidate will join a faculty active in research, grant-writing, and teaching in a program with a graduate (Ph.D.) degree and undergraduate major in public health (B.A./B.S.). The position is a 9-month appointment with a 4-course per academic year teaching expectation in the department’s Ph.D. and undergraduate programs.

Additional details about the department can be found at

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at, refer to job posting F02860.

University of Minnesota – Tenure Track Faculty Search in Geography, Environment & Society and Sociology

The Department of Geography, Environment & Society and the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota invite applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position specializing in Health & Population, to begin fall semester 2016 (August 29, 2016). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor.
This position will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Sociology and Geography, Environment & Society, with the tenure home decided by the chosen candidate in consultation with the chairs of the two departments. The percentage of work effort devoted to each unit will be determined in consultation with the candidate, but is expected to be approximately 50% in each unit.

Ph.D. in Sociology, Geography, or a related field is required. Advanced ABD’s may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor, with the understanding that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of appointment. Applicants will be evaluated based on research excellence in the area of Health & Population. Expertise in GIScience, spatial demography, population-environment dynamics, law, or inequality desired. We welcome candidates whose dossiers demonstrate interdisciplinary scholarly distinction and who demonstrate potential for collaboration with other units on campus, such as the Minnesota Population Center and the School of Public Health. Secondary foci on Latin America, and/or Africa are preferred, though U.S. or other regional expertise will also be considered.

We welcome applicants versed in diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. Candidates will be evaluated according to:

a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly

b) relevance of their scholarly research to the tenure home department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry,

c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and

d) strength of recommendations.


About the Job
Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, university, and profession. Salary is competitive. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Sociology are available at: and in the Department of
Geography, Environment & Society at:
The Workload Principles & Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at:

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach 1) a cover letter and 2) a curriculum vitae. Once this step is complete, please add additional materials by accessing the “My Activities” page and uploading: 3) samples of written work; and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness or a commitment to teaching. All application materials must be uploaded by October 1, 2015.
In addition to the material submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange for THREE letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the email below.

The letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to or mailed directly to:
Professor Warren, Population & Health Assistant Professor Search,
University of Minnesota
267 19th Avenue South, Room 909,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
fax (612) 626-0155

Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact us via e-mail at or phone Sociology’s main office at 612-624-4300.

Medical Geographer Job (Chronic Disease): US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Apply Quick:  Position Closes June 9, 2014


SALARY RANGE: $86,355.00 to $112,261.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, May 29, 2014 to Monday, June 09, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0150-13

Job Description:

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As a Geographer (Research) you will:

·Conduct research on public health geospatial methods.

·Maintain current knowledge of geographic science as it relates to geographic information system, chronic diseases, public health surveillance, and epidemiology.

·Disseminate information on application of geospatial analytic technique through publication of scientific manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature and presentations at conferences, workshops and seminars.

·Assist in the development and operation of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) geospatial (including GIS) activity.

·Provide advice and consultation to agency, State, and contract personnel of a scientific or technical nature, pertaining to geospatial applications for which there are no established guidelines, criteria, or specification relating to public health activity.

·Perform other duties as assigned.

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Basic Qualification Requirement of Geography (Research), GS-0150-13

Must have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study in geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.


Have a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Minimum Requirement:

In addition to the Basic Qalification Requirement applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience conducting analysis of geographical data related to public health issues.