Director of the Environmental Health Program (Undergraduate)

Old Dominion University LogoCompany:  Old Dominion University

Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Date Posted: June 27, 2017

Application Deadline:  September 4, 2017

Employment Type: Full time

Director of the Environmental Health Program (Undergraduate)

About the Position

The School of Community and Environmental Health in the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia invites applications for a Director of the Environmental Health Program (Undergraduate). The Appointment is a 10-month Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position available August 1, 2018. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and highly competitive with peer institutions.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (currently at 48 students) as well as an M.S. in Community Health (currently at 25 students). All Environmental Health degrees are fully accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council or the Council on Education for Public Health. Faculty teach and conduct research in a variety of areas, such as Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Health. Information regarding our Department is available online at  Candidates are expected to teach, conduct research, participate in community and university service, market and build undergraduate enrollment for the Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health, as well as coordinate all undergraduate student advising and internship assignments for undergraduate students in the program.  Teaching requirements may include undergraduate and graduate level environmental health, occupational safety, and industrial hygiene topics.

ODU is one of only 101 Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive public institutions in the country.  ODU is an ethnically and culturally diverse urban campus of 21,000 students located in the Hampton Roads area, which is home to one of the world’s largest military complexes, a burgeoning technology industry, and one of the nation’s busiest ports.  Nearby recreational activities include the Eastern Shore, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and nearby beaches in Virginia Beach and North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Hampton Roads is three – four hours from the Washington DC area.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


A terminal degree is required. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a relevant scientific discipline and must have experience in environmental and/or occupational health. A track record of research and scholarly activity or the potential to develop an active research program in environmental and occupational health is required.  In addition, the applicant must have the ability to interface within the larger public health community and its associated disciplines.  Demonstration of experience teaching subjects in environmental and/or occupational health is also required for appointment.

Preferable experiences: (1) Student advising and administration of educational programs are also strongly preferred. (2) experience as a program director or administrator or accreditation (3) experience coordinating practicum/internship placements and/or field experience; (4) ability to work well in a collegial environment with a variety of stakeholders; (5) Prior professional certifications in environmental health, industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety and health as well as field work and/or laboratory experience within those professions is strongly preferred. (6) Teaching experience in distance formats is desirable.

How to Apply 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and contact information three references from academic and professional sources.  Applications submitted by email are preferred. Application materials should be sent to:

Dr. James Blando, Chair of the Search Committee at

Review of applications will begin September 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.