Athens State University — Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Health and Safety Management

Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational Health and Safety Management

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
The College of Business (COB) at Athens State University invites applications and nominations for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Management with an emphasis on Occupational Health and Safety. The position reports directly to the Occupational Health and Safety Management Department Chair in the College of Business.

DUTIES: In addition to the duties listed below, faculty members must adhere to the general faculty guidelines as specified by Athens State University, and perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Business and the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Teaching a variety of upper-division occupational health and safety management courses in day, night, weekend, distance learning formats and also at various offsite locations;
  • Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment;
  • Working with a range of students to assist them in reaching goals and learning outcomes;
  • Professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s);
  • Office hours and advising students;
  • Serving on committees and accreditation efforts as needed;
  • Willingness to contribute to the University's mission in terms of undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities, etc.
  • Assuming any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel;
  • Involvement with activities in the business community; participating in teaching professional development courses to meet community needs; and developing and supervising internships for students in appropriate curriculum areas.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Minimum Required: Ph.D., ABD, or a master’s in an occupational health and safety management or closely-related field, with a commitment to obtaining a doctorate before becoming tenured required. The successful candidate has not only relevant subject matter expertise, but is able to demonstrate quality instructional and technical skill proficiency. Creativity, desire to learn and to teach, and interest in occupational health and safety curriculum development are crucial to this position.
    • Teaching competence to include 18 graduate semester hours in occupational health and safety management is preferred.
    • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a doctorate degree in the teaching areas mentioned.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with certifications related to occupational health and safety management (National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP)-Licensed Safety Professional, Certified Safety Manager, Certified Safety Director; Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)-Certified Safety Professional; OSHA-Environmental Health & Safety Certification, or other comparable nationally recognized safety credentials).
    • A strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly activity is expected.
    • Preference will be given to candidates who have related work experience along with experience in undergraduate teaching and scholarship.
    • The ability to teach graduate level courses and guide graduate level work is expected.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in occupational health and safety management.
    *Academic and/or professional experience in public health preferred.

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary bands: AS 165; AO 175
    To view salary schedules visit: https://www.athens.edu/human-resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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