Occupational Safety and Health (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position
Keene State College (KSC)
Location: Keene, New Hampshire
Internal Number: PF0651FY22
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 January 2023. The Collegeâs 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 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.The College is in the City of Keene (https://keenenh.gov/), a small, vibrant New England town in the southwestern corner of the state. The town boasts a first-rate theater venue, eclectic restaurants and shopping, and numerous outdoor activities. The College is located just an hour away from some major ski resorts in New Hampshire and Vermont, less than 2 hours to NH beaches, and two hours from Boston.Candidates for Assistant Professor must hold an earned doctorate in occupational safety or related field. ABD near completion will be considered but must be completed by August 1, 2024. All candidates must hold a masterâs degree in occupational safety and health or related field; current or able to obtain CSP or CIH within 3 years; and demonstrated high school, college, or industrial setting level teaching effectiveness in class, online, and/or lab including planning preparation, teaching, assessment, and continuous improvement.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 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. 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 Collegeâs 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 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; and must have a CSP or CIH or complete within 3 years 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, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates with on or more years 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.
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.