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Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences - School of Public Health

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
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Faculty Position-Assistant Professor for Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health seeks a 9-month Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to join the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences. This is a unique opportunity to mainly contribute to innovative teaching for a dynamic department in a diverse academic environment. The Department includes 10 full-time faculty members and offers an MS in Industrial Hygiene and a PhD in Public Health, as well as an Occupational Medicine Clinic and accredited residency programs in both Occupational Medicine and Public Health-General Preventive Medicine. The faculty actively partner with numerous groups, including the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the West Virginia (WV) Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the WV Prevention Research Center, the WVU School of Medicine, WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, NIOSH Morgantown located next door on campus, WVU Safety and Health Extension, and the WV Bureau for Public Health.

Position Description:

We welcome applicants with teaching experience in environmental and occupational health who can provide courses critical to the needs of the Department and the School of Public Health. Specifically, applicants are expected to contribute to the Department's undergraduate, masters, doctoral and residency teaching offerings in the areas of occupational and environmental hazard assessment, environmental health, environmental practice, occupational safety and health, occupational injury prevention, and/or industrial hygiene. Interested individuals are encouraged to identify new and existing courses that the candidate is capable of teaching.

  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, or hold a terminal degree in a closely-related field prior to their appointment
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Full Contact Information for three or more references
  • Search committee review for evidence of degree awarded (scanned copy of college transcripts, diploma, etc.)
  • Strong writing, public speaking,and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English

Additional Information:

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant, Carnegie-designated R1 University, with 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full letters of recommendation will be required once finalists have been identified. General inquires can be directed to Dr. Travis L. Knuckles, Ph.D., DABT

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Why WVU?

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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