The School of Health Sciences invites applications for a nine-month fixed term or tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in the Environmental Health Sciences Program preferably to begin January 2019, however an August 2019 start will be considered upon request. This position reports to the Director, School of Health Sciences. Applicants with a doctoral degree can be considered for a tenure-track faculty line and are expected to participate in scholarly activities.
Responsibilities of the position include: teaching undergraduate courses and laboratories that support the Environmental Health Sciences curriculum; engage in productive scholarship (research) for the tenure-track line; advise and mentor students in collaboration with the Advising Center; provide meaningful service to the university, profession, and community.
The Environmental Health Sciences program is a National Environmental Health Science & Protection Council (EHAC) accredited program. The Environmental Health Sciences program is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students.
Candidates with a history of, or strong potential for, effective undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to service within the university and broader regional community, will be considered. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Integrated Health Sciences, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Recreational Therapy. The Master of Health Sciences graduate program offers concentrations in Emergency Medical Care, Health Education, and Health Management. Additional programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences include Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Social Work. A collaborative environment conducive to interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and service exists within the School and College of Health and Human Sciences.
Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university consisting of over 11,000 students with its main campus located in Cullowhee, NC. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-around temperatures. The Environmental Health Sciences program is housed in the new 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research and collaboration is extensive. In addition, the western North Carolina rural, aging and medically underserved location provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition. Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the vision and mission of the Environmental Health Sciences Program.
Develop and deliver courses within the Environmental Health Sciences Program.
Mentor and advise students in collaboration with the Advising Center with regard to academic progress and professional development.
Engage in scholarly activities and creative contributions within the profession based upon the Boyer Model of scholarship for the tenure track position
Provide service to the university, profession, and community.
Maintain currency in the academic discipline through continuing education, research, and/or participation in activities within the profession, including involvement within professional organizations at the state, district and national levels.
Work cooperatively and collegially with all faculty and staff in the Environmental Health Sciences Program, School of Health Sciences, and across the institution.
Carry out other assignments and duties as assigned by the Environmental Health Sciences Program Director, the Director of the School of Health Sciences, and Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Master's degree in environmental and/or occupational health or closely related degree from a regionally accredited university
One year prior experience teaching undergraduate students
Ability to teach introductory undergraduate courses in environmental health
Research or practice-based experience in environmental health
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
Earned doctorate in environmental and/or occupational health or closely related degree from a regionally accredited university (degree must be awarded by official hire date)
Experience teaching industrial hygiene or occupational health and safety
Evidence of scholarly activity and research agenda
Demonstrated commitment to student engagement and success
Demonstrated success with undergraduate mentoring
Evidence of service to the profession and/or community
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply on line. Hard-copy application materials will not be accepted. Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and names of three references. For questions or more information contact: Dr. Kim Hall, Chair Environmental Health Search Committee Department of Health Sciences Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723. firstname.lastname@example.org. Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.
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