Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety & Health
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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Position number (PCN):
500215

Job Open Date

11-15-2012

Review Date To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

11-29-2012

Job Close Date Jobs close at 5:00 PM Alaska time on the date listed.

Months per Year

9

Job Location

Anchorage_03 Chugiak_49 Eagle River_50 Girdwood_51 Palmer_23 Wasilla_54

Department Legend
  • W = Statewide
  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS
A-KPC Business & Industry

Assignment Information

Tenure-Track

Major Org Unit

University of Alaska Anchorage

Region

Anchorage/Matsu

Job Type

Faculty Employment Instruction

Internal Applicants Only? Click here for a definition of Internal Applicants

No

Salary Grade Salary Schedule

Salary based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Salary

Salary based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Bookmark to Job Posting

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HR Phone Number

University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

HR E-mail Address

University of Alaska Anchorage - uaa_akjobs@uaa.alaska.edu

Job Posting Information

Job Posting Summary

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking an experienced individual interested in teaching as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety & Health. This faculty position will instruct freshmen and sophomore level OSH courses in support of programs at KPC's Anchorage Extension Site (AES). The instructor will teach a 5-part workload with four parts teaching and one part university/community service, will advise students in course selection and degree requirements, manage curriculum and AAS degree program and coordinate with the OSH industries in the State of Alaska. This position may require travel and instruction of night classes. SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has four units located at four locations and is comprised of: -Kenai River Campus, Soldotna -Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer -Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward -Anchorage Extension Site, University Center, Anchorage This position will be located at AES at the University Center in mid-town Anchorage. The campus offers five 4-year degree programs, 14 associate degrees and five certificates. The college has 45 full-time faculty, 55 staff, 50+ student employees, and 100+ part-time faculty each semester. KPC enrolls more than 3,000 students/semester. First review of applications will be 11/29/12 but later applications may be accepted until the position is closed. We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in our community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. UAA is an AA/EO employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated good communication and teaching skills. The ability to effectively teach OSH courses at the freshman and sophomore levels. The ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse range of students. The ability to effectively communicate complicated technical content to non-engineering students. The ability to document operational, safety, and environmental procedures in an industrial setting. Demonstrated commitment to excellence and student success.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Required: Bachelors degree in OSH or a related field, and substantial experience teaching successfully and/or related work experience beyond the apprentice level in an area directly related to the faculty appointment. Preferred: Masters or doctorate degree in a field related to the OSH industry or professional certifications in related fields. Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting association.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Required: Substantial experience successfully teaching and/or related work experience beyond the apprentice level in an area directly related to the OSH field. Preferred: Three years post-secondary education teaching. Extensive industry training experience. Experience with national OSH accreditation standards such as ABET. Experience working with a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting. CSP or CIH preferred. Past record of working successfully in a field related to OSH with evidence of progressively responsible professional accomplishments. Experience with distance delivery methodologies and modalities. Experience advising or mentoring students in a culturally diverse environment. Experience with academic administration.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Demonstrated ability advising or mentoring students in a culturally diverse environment. Demonstrated distance delivery methodologies and modalities skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 1. Cover letter; 2. Detailed professional vita; please address all the required abilities as listed above; 3. Copies of college transcripts and/or certifications if applicable (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts if applicable); 4. The names, titles, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. 5. Any additional documents demonstrating knowledge, skills, & abilities. Finalists for this position will be asked to present a 15 minute classroom lecture pertaining to a OSH topic. Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. All of the above requirements must be submitted online before your application will be considered. You may call 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process. Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application or interview process should call Eileen Reemtsma at 907.262.0317 prior to the review date.

Special Conditions of Employment

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting association. industry or professional certifications in related disciplines.

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

Information

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at http://www.alaska.edu/benefits for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please see the following: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf Right to Work Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWEnglishversion.pdf Right to Work Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWSpanishversion.pdf

Job Duties

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Duty:
Primary duties include teaching day and evening freshman and sophomore level courses in OSH.
Advising students in OSH and related areas.

Community service related to university/college service, the OSH academic program and OSH field.

Developing and updating OSH curriculum including development of new delivery and teaching modalities including distance delivery.

Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.

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