Tenure Track Faculty - Occupational Health & Safety (506109)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health Public Safety

Job Description


COLLEGE: Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: Public Health

POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor in Occupational Health & Safety


The Department of Public Health at Sacramento State currently serves over 450 graduate, undergraduate and pre-major students. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Public Health, a minor in OHS and a Master of Public Health. The BS in Public Health offers a broad foundation in public health practice, along with specific preparation in one of three areas of concentration: Community Health Education, Healthcare Administration, and OHS. The BS in Public Health with OHS concentration is one of the very few four-year undergraduate degrees on West Coast in OHS and has been approved by Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP). The Department is also pursuing ABET accreditation for the OHS concentration. The Department offers a Minor in Occupational Health and Safety that is an opportunity for students from departments such as business and engineering to specialize in OHS. The new MPH program offers a concentration in Health Promotion, Policy and Leadership and is designed to connect students with regional partners and prepare future leaders in public health.


A tenure-track Assistant/Associate rank faculty for the Department of Public Health within an Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) concentration beginning August 2022. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service demonstrate awareness and skills needed to engage with a diverse student body. Preferred areas of interest include Emergency Management and Disaster Response, Environmental Health and Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Construction Safety, Industrial Ergonomics, Fire Safety Management and/or Artificial Intelligence.

    • Teach undergraduate courses in Occupational Health and Safety.
    • Engage in scholarly activities related to Occupational Health & Safety and Public Health.
    • Provide academic advising to undergraduate students in public health.
    • Supervise student internships.
    • Serve on and provide leadership to department, college and/or university committees.
    • Engage in community service.
    • Develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in the discipline, as needed.
    • Willingness to participate in off-campus, distance, and workforce development courses.
    • Utilize instructional technology in teaching, including hybrid and online course delivery.

    • Education: PhD or DrPH (Doctorate) in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Fire Safety, or strongly related fields in engineering or public health. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2022.
    • Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to effective andragogy and pedagogy in higher education
    • Capacity and willingness to utilize instructional technology in teaching.
    • Commitment to engage in scholarly activities that include both practice-based studies and academic research.
    • Commitment to engage in community or professional service.
    • Commitment to health equity, cultural safety, and community elevation in order to support an inclusive and just campus climate.
    • Ability to interact and work cooperatively, in a manner that promotes collaboration within the department, college, and across campus.

    • Two or more years of teaching in higher education
    • Work experience with diverse populations in occupational safety and health sectors (private employers, insurance, academic institution, non-governmental organization, local, state, or federal agency, etc.).
    • Professional Certifications such CIH, CSP, CHST or similar certifications issued by nationally accredited credentialing bodies.
    • Experience in program review and accreditation such as ABET
    • Practical knowledge of applicable safety and health related instruments and equipment
    • Ability to work cooperatively in diverse academic programs.
    • Demonstrated experience teaching both online and classroom settings.
    • Demonstrated college classroom and online curriculum development experience.
    • Willingness to teach and advise graduate students.


The Search Committee is holding an open informational Zoom session on November 16th at 9:00 am PT. During this session, members of the search committee will provide information about the position, discuss best practices for applying, and answer any questions you may have. All interested candidates are welcome. The session will be recorded and made available to those who are not able to attend. Please register for the event at: https://csus.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc--srz0rHtRD5oEv_9t0V2UpDqtfXUfG . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For those who cannot/could not attend and would like a recording of the session, please email publichealth@csus.edu .

Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Applications must include:
  • Cover letter that addresses the following (1 - 3 pages):
    • Related field work and experience
    • Teaching philosophy and evidence of effectiveness
    • Research agenda and scholarly works
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should detail how teaching, services and scholarship has supported the success of students from a variety of cultural groups reflecting the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, age, socio-economic backgrounds, and other underrepresented groups in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Sac State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned
  • Contact information for at least 3 recommenders

For questions and inquiries email the Department of Public Health (publichealth@csus.edu) or the Search Committee Chair (susan.perez@csus.edu)

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery.
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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