2013 GRO FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP HANDBOOK
The 2013 GRO Fellowship and Internship Handbook is now available! To read and download this handbook, click on the down arrow next to "Getting to Know the EPA Fellowship Program in the left column. Click on the 2013 GRO Handbook link to read or right click then "Save as" to save a copy to your computer.
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Program
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Program
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Hunter College School of Urban Public Health (UPH) invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS). UPH offers an MS degree program in Industrial Hygiene, accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and an MPH degree program in EOHS, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Located at the Silberman Campus of Hunter College in East Harlem, the School is a consortial partner in the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (SPH). The CUNY SPH is a CEPH-accredited collaborative school, that offers a range of innovative bachelor's, masters and doctoral degree programs, with a focus on urban health. The consortium includes the public health programs at Brooklyn, Hunter and Lehman Colleges and the Graduate School and University Center. The Graduate Center offers a DPH degree program in Environmental and Occupational Health, in which EOHS faculty participate.
We are seeking a dynamic individual with a 21st century vision of environmental and occupational health science scholarship, pedagogy and practice. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in research, program management, and/or teaching in environmental health, environmental science, industrial hygiene, disaster management and preparedness or a related field and an interest in playing a leadership role establishing an active research program and/or leading the academic programs, as well as teaching. This 9 month, tax levy-funded tenure-track appointment (with opportunities for an additional three month appointment for research and/or administrative responsibilities) will be made the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (commensurate with experience) at Hunter College within the EOHS program. This faculty member will have the opportunity to be appointed to the Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center and will also be a faculty member of the CUNY SPH.
- Enriching the EOHS MS and MPH academic programs
- Teaching graduate courses in EOHS and helping to develop new curricula and courses
- Establishing an active EOHS research program
- Providing support to the EOH Doctor of Public Health program
Successful candidates must possess:
- A doctorate in environmental health, environmental science, toxicology, industrial hygiene, occupational or environmental medicine, public health, urban planning, geographic science or a closely related field
- Teaching experience and a passion for teaching
- A demonstrated record of scholarship
- The ability to both lead and cooperate with others for the good of the institution
It is also desired that candidates have:
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: disaster preparedness, urban environment, air pollution health effects, climate change or sustainability and health
- Research experience in environmental health or disaster preparedness
- A successful grant portfolio and peer-reviewed publications
- Managerial or administrative experience in research, academic and/or practice settings
- Previous academic experience at the graduate level
- Research, programmatic and/or teaching experience in environmental health
Candidates with appropriate administrative and leadership experience and fit may be considered for the directorship of the EOHS MS and MPH programs.
Salary is commensurate with rank, education, accomplishments and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications can be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html
and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Candidates should provide a CV and cover letter that includes a statement of scholarship interests.
Open until filled with review of applications to begin on October 30, 2013.
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University of Texas at Arlington Congratulates GRO Fellowship Recipient
The University of Texas at Arlington recently highlighted junior, John Gurak, who was recommended for funding for the US EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowship. He will receive a total of $50,000 to aid with tuition, classroom and lab expenses, along with a stipend. Included in the fellowship is an internship for the summer of 2014 at an EPA laboratory.
Gurak’s research in Dr. Frank Foss’s lab at UT, Arlington combines chemistry with environmental sustainability. Dr. Foss’s lab can create catalysts, used in the process of making heterocycles that phase out the production or use of hazardous substances. Heterocycles are useful in pharmaceutical development and the making of light-emitting diodes. This type of research supports a newer field in the scientific community called "green chemistry".
The GRO Fellowships Program aligns with EPA’s national research program, Sustainable and Healthy Communities. In this program, tools are developed that look to improve human health and the environment, providing methods for a sustainable future.
For more information about the GRO Fellowship Program visit: http://epa.gov/ncer/fellow/
For more information about student opportunities visit: http://www.epa.gov/careers/internships/
To read the full article visit: http://phys.org/wire-news/139156744/ut-arlington-undergrad-recognized-for-green-chemistry.html
Are you a student planning to attend the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference?
Several student travel awards are available through a partnership between the Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative (GOMURC), the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. In order to be eligible, students must submit an abstract to present their research at the conference and be attending a GOMURC member university.
To learn more, click here
. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2013!
Accredited Online Schools & Colleges
Online colleges around the nation want to obtain an accredited status for many important reasons. A college’s academic reputation has a great deal to do with its accreditation status. Accreditation also ensures that graduates’ credits will transfer to other colleges, as well as be accepted by potential employers. All in all, accreditation signifies a school’s credibility, academic repute and the quality of instructors. Some schools are not accredited because they are too new or do not want to be accredited. However, it is in your best interest to either choose an accredited school that will be recognized or closely investigate schools that are not accredited. Find out why they haven’t reached accreditation, if they are pursuing it and if credits will transfer.
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Discovering Silica Cycling
By Joanna Carey
I am standing, engrossed in quiet, on a wooden bridge in Northern Massachusetts, with a perfect view of the Ipswich River. I can see it meander once before it eventually opens up to form a babbling riffle. This river is alive, performing complicated metabolic processes as the water moves downstream.
Thanks to my EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Research Fellowship, I went to this bridge (among others) weekly for a year, sampling the river for nutrients. While filtering my water samples here, people walking by would often ask, ‘how is the river doing?’
The 2012 STAR FELLOW PORTFOLIO HAS ARRIVED!
Since accepting the position as the Director for the National Center for Environmental
Research, I have had the opportunity to be a part of EPA’s initiatives and commitment in supporting
the growth of our emerging environmental workforce—and I am pleased to welcome
our 2012 EPA STAR Fellowship awardees to this esteemed group.
Each year, students from across the country compete for STAR Fellowships. These awards not
only represent the academic fortitude of each student in their dedication to expanding their
technical careers, but also the continued excellence of their institutions for nurturing and
encouraging the minds of our Nation’s rising scientists and environmental experts.
This portfolio highlights each award, which was based not only on the fundamental scientific
merit of the individual research but also on the potential contribution to EPA’s research programs
and, ultimately, to addressing the Nation’s environmental challenges.
This year’s Portfolio is organized according to EPA’s relevant research areas, including Air,
Climate and Energy; Chemical Safety for Sustainability; Emerging Environmental Approaches
and Challenges; Human Health Risk Assessment; Safe and Healthy Communities; and Safe and
Sustainable Water Resources.
The research within these areas is both diverse and impactful, with topics such as tribal-related
research, indoor air pollution, impacts of climate change, drinking water contamination,
impacts of sustainable landscape design, exploration of non-conventional wastewater treatment
systems, and many more.
Both the full PDF version
508 MS Word version
can be found under the 'Getting to Know the
EPA Fellowship Program' in the left column.
Sign up for U.S. EPA News Releases and Email Alerts
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In addition to those above, News Releases from all 10 EPA Regions (each Region having more than 15 topics), the Office of Research and Development (ORD) (more than 15 topics and subtopics), National Center for Computational Toxicology, National Health and Environmental Effects Research (NHEERL) , Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, and more than 20 Blogs and Discussion forums.
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NCEA-RTP is now recruiting soon-to-be or recent college graduates (within 5 years of graduation) for post-graduate ORISE fellows. Please distribute this email to your university contacts or to any new graduates you
might know with an environmental science background who are looking for a position. The announcement can be found at the following link: