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Assistant or Associate Professor

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To apply, candidates must submit the following materials: letter of interest addressing the required and preferred criteria detailed above, full curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research philosophy (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references (including address, telephone number, and email address). References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, application materials should be received by February 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.. Questions about the position can be directed to Judy Heiderscheidt, Search Committee Chair (judy.heiderscheidt@colostate.edu; 970-491-5767). Questions about the application process can be sent to Mr. Zach Herin (zachary.herin@colostate.edu; 970-491-0294).

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Posting Number 201800006F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) houses academic, research and clinical programs that address the promotion of human and animal health. The mission of the department is to deliver excellent education in environmental and radiological health to prepare students in contributing to society; to conduct state of the art research in human and animal health focusing on environmental exposures and clinical applications; and to promote excellence in outreach and service to the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and globally through information transfer, research, continuing education and technical assistance. ERHS is unique in its multifactorial approach to disease that involves chemical, physical, and biological factors. ERHS provides undergraduate and graduate programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 30
% Teaching 60
% Service 10
% Administration 0%
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/12/2018
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary

Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Health section.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
  • PhD in related field in environmental health, environmental engineering, public health, or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of a doctorate program (ABD) may be considered; degree must be earned by start date.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in relevant coursework such as environmental health management (law), water quality, food safety, waste management, occupational health, occupational safety, air quality, and environmental health laboratory (use of instruments to obtain and analyze pertinent environmental samples).
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or commitment to obtain certification within two years of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, candidates must submit the following materials: letter of interest addressing the required and preferred criteria detailed above, full curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research philosophy (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references (including address, telephone number, and email address). References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, application materials should be received by February 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.. Questions about the position can be directed to Judy Heiderscheidt, Search Committee Chair (judy.heiderscheidt@colostate.edu; 970-491-5767). Questions about the application process can be sent to Mr. Zach Herin (zachary.herin@colostate.edu; 970-491-0294).

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

•Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Dr. Judy Heiderscheidt, judy.heiderscheidt@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility
  • Courses (each at 10-15% effort) may include:

-ERHS 220 Environmental Health (3 credits, 50 students, taught fall and spring).
-ERHS 230 Environmental Health Field Methods (3 credits, 15 students, taught fall and spring).
-ERHS 320 Water Quality and Food Safety (3 cr, 25-30 students).
-ERHS 350 Industrial Hygiene and Air (3 cr, 25-30 students).
-ERHS 410 Environmental Health Waste Management (3 cr, 20-25 students).

-Additional required and/or elective classes to meet needs of undergraduate EH degree program.

Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility

Environmental Health is a broad discipline encompassing many aspects of the natural and built environment. By increasing the research effort (from current 15% to 30%), the position will help stabilize the successful EH-focused research programs in ERHS. Research and scholarly activity may include, but is not limited to, any of the following specialty areas: air quality, water quality, food safety, institutional sanitation, occupational health and safety, waste management, environmental policy and regulation, environmental planning, and public health. Potential for research collaborations exist with the Epidemiology, Toxicology, and Occupational and Environmental Health sections within the Department as well as One Health, Colorado School of Public Health, or a variety of programs within CVMBS, Natural Sciences, and Engineering.

Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Service/Outreach
Duty/Responsibility

Given the position’s emphasis on undergraduate teaching, additional service will include assisting the Undergraduate Program Director to manage that growing and evolving program with respect to accreditation by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC), and address issues impacting the undergraduate curriculum. Service on department, college, or university committees will likely involve committees such as scholarship and awards, Biomedical Sciences curriculum, and other education-focused committees. Other limited service may include manuscript and grant review and participation in professional organizations, relating to research interests and/or to teaching, instructional methods, and methods development.

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
Optional Documents