Occupational Safety and Health (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position - PF0734FY23
- Keene State College
- Keene, New Hampshire
- Competitive Salary
- Posted Date
- Feb 5, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
- Employment Level
- Tenured/Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Keene State College
Occupational Safety and Health (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position
KSC Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences
Summary of Position
The Department of Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences (SOHAS) at Keene State College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the SOHAS Program beginning August 2023.
The College’s SOHAS program offers a B.S. in SOHAS and Construction Safety Sciences and a fully on-line M.S. in SOHAS. Each SOHAS degree program is recognized as a Quality Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (https://www.bcsp.org/gsp/qaps) and students can apply for the Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) designation at the end of their respective program.
The successful candidate will deliver effective and engaging courses to support student understanding, application, assessment, and improvement of safety, occupational health and environmental health management components and systems. All candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in teaching modalities including classroom, laboratory, and on-line for undergraduate courses. Tenure-track applicants may be assigned to teach online graduate SOHAS courses. For more information about our department and SOHAS program, please see: https://www.keene.edu/academics/programs/safe/. Tenure-track professors are also expected to engage students in research as part of their scholarship at the College.
This appointment will serve the College’s Safety and Occupational Health majors with primary teaching responsibilities integrating the following areas: manufacturing, construction, risk management, general industries, and worker training. Additional responsibilities will include student advisement, curriculum development, laboratory management, and department and College service. Faculty provide service to the College through sponsorship of and participation in committees, clubs, and activities. Scholarly activity is required for tenure-track. Teaching load typically includes three 4-credit undergraduate and graduate courses per academic semester with additional teaching opportunities during the summer session. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the College’s Integrative Studies Program
(http://www.keene.edu/isp/), depending on SOHAS course loads.
Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience, they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens.
At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity, and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship, and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills, and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers, and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
Additional Job Information
- Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae or long form resume that highlights previous teaching experience
- Three (3) letters of recommendation*
*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application, you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation if your application advances.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
Candidates for Assistant Professor must hold an earned doctorate in Occupational Safety or related field and have a minimum of 2 years of professional applied experience (external to the classroom or laboratory) that demonstrates successful application of occupational safety and health principles. ABD near completion will be considered but must be completed by August 1, 2024. All candidates must hold a master’s degree in occupational safety and health or related field; have a minimum of 1 year of high school, college level, or workplace teaching in a classroom setting, online and/or lab, including course planning, preparation, instruction, classroom management, teaching assessment, and continuous improvement; and have a CSP or CIH or obtain within 3 years of hire. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in the construction industry.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Board certification such as CE, CPE, CHMM, CIE, PE, and ARM. Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.
An earned doctorate is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. The rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $73,750. A candidate who is ABD near completion will be hired at the Instructor level. The rank minimum for an Instructor is $65,660. Salary is based on the prevailing Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement and is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package. Salary information above reflects Academic Year 2023-2024 rank minimums.
Quick Link to Posting
The SOHAS program (https://www.keene.edu/academics/programs/safe/) is one of the largest majors at the College with more than 300 students currently enrolled at the BS and MS levels. Students and faculty are engaged in the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Student and Granite State Chapters. The faculty also have liaisons with state (NH, MA, CT) Career and Technical Education Centers, providing training and outreach for potential students. The SOHAS Department has an active relationship with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and more than 100 companies, and sponsors two job fairs a year with more than 45 companies at each fair. Many students obtain paid internships and full-time jobs at the fairs.
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. Located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City, the region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.
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