Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health Lecturer - 13622 (EXTENDED)


The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is seeking a highly motivated professional in the field of OESH for an academic staff position.

This is a full-time renewable nine-month appointment commencing in August 2018.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


We seek demonstrated commitment to diversity, both cultural and across learning styles. All instructional staff at UW-Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid courses, weekend classes, and/or evening classes. They may also be required to serve the university and local community in a variety of modalities, including leading Learning Communities, mentoring students, and providing development opportunities for colleagues, schools, and community groups. Instructional staff will be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.


Minimum Qualification:

Successful candidates will have a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in an environmental safety and health or closely related field, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Environmental and occupational law/policy
  • Risk management and loss control
  • Environmental health
  • Engineering
  • Physical sciences
  • Public health
  • Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Desired Qualification:

Candidates with professional experience in OESH are preferred. Professional certifications are also desirable (CSP, CHMM, REM, ARM, CIH, etc.).


Responsibilities include:
  1. Teaching undergraduate courses
  2. Curriculum development
  3. Academic advising
  4. Internship supervision
  5. Public and professional service
The new academic staff member is expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Environmental and occupational law/policy
  2. Risk management and loss control
  3. Occupational and environmental health
  4. Public and personal safety
  5. Alcohol and other drugs

Visit the Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health website at http://www.uww.edu/cobe/safety.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Applications received by January 26, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Alvaro Taveira
Professor/Dept Chair
(262) 472-5427

Kay Vant
Academic Department Associate


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Non-official transcripts of graduate education
  • Name, title, address, telephone, and email of three (3) professional references
  • Statement of personal philosophy on environmental safety and health education
  • Additional materials may be required from final candidates
This Job ID is 13622.

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