Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Oct 27 2020 Job Description:
The Department of Public Health at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Science for Fall 2021. Primary responsibilities include teaching and research, as well as service to WKU, the community, and profession. Ability to teach in two or more of the following subject areas is required: Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Science. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and engaging students in community-based research in the field of occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, or environmental health. The successful applicant is expected to develop a community-based, collaborative research agenda that engages students within the field of EOHS, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in EOHS, and participate in department, college, university, and community service.
Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Environmental and Occupational Health Science, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health, or Environmental Science with a research emphasis in occupational safety and health, or a closely related field.
Candidates must be qualified to teach graduate courses in two or more of the following subject areas: Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Science.
Candidates must have prior experience conducting community-based environmental health or occupational safety and health research that will engage students in the EOHS field.
Candidates must have a well-articulated research agenda in the field of occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene or environmental health.
ABD candidates will be considered.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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