Tenure Track Position in Environmental Safety & Health

Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health

The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a tenure-track position commencing in August 2013. We are seeking a highly motivated professional in the field of OESH who is committed to scholarship and teaching excellence. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, academic advising, curriculum development, supervision of fieldwork internships, research/scholarship, and service. All faculty at UW-Whitewater may be required to teach online and hybrid courses, weekend and/or evening classes, and provide service to 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.

A research record in the area of environmental safety and health or the ability to develop and carry out a research agenda is required. This is a renewable nine-month appointment with summer school options available. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, although well qualified applicants at higher levels will be considered. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DSc, MD, or ABD with known defense date) in an environmental safety & health-related field, or a closely related area including but not limited to environmental health, industrial hygiene, engineering, physical sciences, or public health. Candidates with professional experience in OESH are preferred. Professional certifications are also desirable. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and to diverse learners. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Needs to be addressed by the position

Responsibilities: Primary teaching and scholarship in the areas of environmental safety & health. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach courses in the area of occupational epidemiology, occupational & environmental health, public and personal safety. The new faculty member is expected to work closely with other members of the department in the development of online course offerings for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Application: Applications received by January 11, 2013 are ensured review. Position will remain open until filled. Materials required for application include:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vita
• Non-official transcripts of graduate education
• Names, titles, addresses, telephones, and emails of three (3) professional references
• Statement of personal philosophy of environmental safety & health education.
• Additional materials may be required from final candidates.

Send electronic applications to: COEPS@uww.edu
Inquiries may be directed to:
Dr. Alvaro Taveira
Tel: (262) 472-5427

Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier, public, regional university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master's degree programs. The university offers high-quality, career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,000 residents the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu/) is ideally situated in the scenic Kettle Moraine area of Southeast Wisconsin, less than 2 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Milwaukee and Madison.

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 all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.

Visit the Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health web page at http://academics.uww.edu/safety/