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Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Teaching assignments will include a variety of courses supporting the Occupational Safety major. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly and creative activities, service to the program, department, college and university, and maintain relationships with external stakeholders including professional organizations, companies and societies that support the program.
The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100 full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in seven departments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEP accredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and national levels with accreditations by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the Oklahoma Educational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO's College of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment of nearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduate students. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/ceps.
Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.
Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety, or a closely related field and higher education teaching experience. Candidates with significant professional experience, certifications (CSP, CHMM, PE, CIH, CET as examples) and expertise in the field of occupational safety, and working toward completion of a doctorate will be considered for the Instructor rank.
Candidate should be able to demonstrate commitment to working in an environment devoted to transformative learning, professional development, scholarly inquiry and excellence in andragogy. Candidate should also have a teaching/ learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the University of Central Oklahoma, the College of Education and Professional Studies, and the department of Adult Education and Safety Sciences. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong line of scholarly productivity and inquiry. Instructional assignments may include Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Occupational Risk Management, Industrial Noise Control, Advanced Safety Management, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety, Transportation Safety Management, Training, Basic Measurements, and other courses/ topics as assigned.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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