The Department of Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences (SOHAS) at Keene State College invites applications for a new faculty position in the Safety and Occupational Health Program beginning August 2021. The College reserves the flexibility to appoint tenure-track or clinical rank dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Candidates for Assistant Professor must hold an earned doctorate in Occupational Safety or related field. ABD near completion will be considered but must be complete by August 1, 2021. All candidates must hold a Masterâs degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field, current CSP or CIH, demonstrated high school or college level teaching effectiveness in class, online, and/or lab, including planning preparation, teaching, assessment, and continuous improvement. The Collegeâs SOHAS program offers a B.S. in SOHAS and in 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. SOHAS faculty are committed to assessing and improving all programs, and are aiming for eventual ABET-ANSAC Program accreditation. 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. 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/ This appointment will serve the Collegeâs 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. Scholarly activity is required for tenure-track. Teaching load will vary depending on position type and typically includes three to four (4 credit courses) per academic semester. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the Collegeâs Integrative Studies Program http://www.keene.edu/isp/. 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 Collegeâs 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 Collegeâs goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the Collegeâs Strategic Plan.
Masterâs degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field; at least one year of high school or college level teaching in class, online and/or lab, including course planning, preparation, instruction, classroom management, teaching, assessment and continuous improvement; and must complete a CSP or CIH within 18 months of start date. Candidates for Assistant Professor must also hold an earned doctorate in Occupational Safety or related field and have 5 years plus 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 complete by August 1, 2022. Non-terminally degreed candidates must also have 10 years plus of professional applied experience (external to the classroom or laboratory) that demonstrates successful application of occupational safety and health principles.
Internal Number: PF0448FY20
About Keene State College (KSC)
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. We are 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.