Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety - Tenure-Track
California State University, Fullerton
July 15, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety Tenure-Track
The Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty position in Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety. The Department (with over 1,600 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors) offers a B.S. in Health Science (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and global health), and a Master of Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion/disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and gerontological health). CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community, and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The Department offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, Center for Cancer Disparities Research, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center, and Health Promotion Research Institute. Visit the Health Science (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/hesc) and CSUF (http://www.fullerton.edu) websites for additional information about our programs, offerings and faculty.
Position The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate health science courses in occupational health and safety, such as occupational/industrial hygiene, occupational safety, air pollution and health, hazardous materials, ergonomics, and/or occupational epidemiology. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; peer-reviewed publications; research and other relevant scholarly activities; student advising; and service to the department, college, university, and public health profession. The Department of Health Science is committed to providing an engaging learning environment for its diverse student body and seeks to hire a candidate with a professional track record that reflects commitment to diversity.
Required Qualifications The appointee must have:
An earned doctorate in occupational health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, occupational epidemiology, or related field by time of appointment.
Commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, and demonstrated ability to teach students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students.
Focused ongoing scholarly and creative activity in occupational health with a record of publications and presentations, and demonstrated potential for obtaining grants and external funding.
Potential for leadership activities in professional associations and the surrounding community.
The ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment with a culturally diverse faculty, staff, students, and community.
The ability to actively contribute through service to both the university and the highly diverse surrounding community.
A background check (including a criminal record check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Preferred Qualifications The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in occupational health/safety. Professional certifications such as CIH, CSP, CPE and/or REHS are strongly recommended for this position. Individuals interested and experienced in advancing the University's strategic diversity and high impact practice goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rank & Salary This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and may have opportunities to teach in the summer session for additional salary. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php.
Appointment Date August 2018
Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9712BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
(1) a letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience, service, and a brief overview of research agenda; (2) a diversity statement (see instructions below); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) graduate transcripts; (5) student evaluations of teaching and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) representative samples of scholarship; (7) three letters of reference (see instructions below).
Your diversity statement should provide an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF's diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area.
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and appr...oximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.