Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health -10724

Occupational & Environmental Safety and 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 2016 with a possibility of an earlier starting date.  We are seeking a highly motivated professional in the field of OESH who is committed to scholarship and teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, although well qualified applicants at higher levels will be considered.



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.



The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (i.e., 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 risk management, environmental health, engineering, physical sciences, or public health.  Candidates with professional experience in OESH are preferred.  Professional certifications are also desirable (e.g., CSP, CHMM, REM, etc.).  Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.



Primary teaching and scholarship in the areas of environmental safety & health.  The person selected for this position will be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: environmental and occupational law, occupational and environmental health, emergency preparedness, loss control, public and personal safety.  The new faculty member is expected to work closely with other members of the department in the development and delivery of online course offerings for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.



The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Occupational Safety, a Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Safety & Health, two post-baccalaureate certificates, and two undergraduate minor programs. The Department has a strong regional presence having supplied qualified safety professionals to a substantial number of prominent organizations across Wisconsin and the Midwest.  The OESH instructional staff is highly qualified and committed to the different areas covered by the OESH programs.  The instructional body is made up of professionals with advanced degrees in engineering and science, and with wide experience in industry, government and academia.



Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration.



UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. 



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. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.


TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Application: Applications received by October 31st, 2015 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.



Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to: Dr. Alvaro D. Taveira Tel: (262) 472-5427 email: 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 Courtney at 262-472-1072 or



Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


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