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Job Number: PF0329FY20
Posted: 10/24/2019
Type: Academic - Tenure Track
Classification: Occupational Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Keene,  NH    USA
Position Description: The Department of Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences (SOHAS) at Keene State College has two tenure-track faculty positions available in the Safety and Occupational Health Program. One position will begin Spring 2020 and the other will begin Fall 2020. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge and skills in occupational safety and health, construction safety, toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental health, risk management, ergonomics, loss control, and injury and illness prevention strategies are particularly desirable.

All candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field, such as, but not limited to, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, or Business Administration. Candidates for Assistant Professor must hold an earned doctorate in Occupational Safety or related field, such as, but not limited to, Public Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management, Leadership, or Organizational Development. Candidates who are near terminal degree completion will be considered, provided completion is by August 1, 2022.

The successful candidates 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. These appointments will serve the College’s Safety and Occupational Health majors with primary teaching responsibilities integrating the following areas: leadership and management of safety, health and environmental processes, risk management, adult education and training, hazardous material handling, safety, occupational and environmental legal aspects, fire sciences and disaster practices, injury and illness prevention and organization strategies for proactive health and safety improvement.

Teaching load typically includes three (4 credit courses) per academic semester. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach courses in the College’s Integrative Studies Program Additional responsibilities will include student advisement, curriculum development, laboratory management, department and committee service, with the inclusion of scholarly activity for tenure-track. Teaching venues include classroom, laboratory, and on-line, for both undergraduate and graduate SOHAS program degrees. For more information about our department and SOHAS program, please see:

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 commitment to well-being 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 an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities; candidates from diverse background are especially encouraged to apply. 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 Education focus and achieve the College’s goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College’s Strategic Plan.

Qualifications: All candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field, and have demonstrated high school or college level teaching effectiveness in class, online and/or lab, including planning, preparation, teaching, assessment and continuous improvement.

Assistant Professor candidates must also hold or be actively pursuing a 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. Candidates who are near terminal degree completion will be considered, provided completion is before August 1, 2022. Completed terminal degree such as PhD, ScD, EdD; 10 years of professional applied experience; current and germane board certifications such as CSP, CIH, or OHN, or licensure such as Professional Engineer (PE); grant writing experience; college teaching with ABET program; and germane volunteer work on a local, State or National level.

Organization Description: 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 SOHAS faculty are committed to assessing and improving all programs, and are aiming for eventual ABET-ANSAC Program accreditation.

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:, or

Closing Date: 1/24/2020
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Contact Location: 229 Main St

Keene   NH  03435
United States
Contact Location: 229 Main St
  Keene   NH  03435
  United States
Contact Phone: (603) 358-2943 
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