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Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - Occupational Safety and Health Department

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Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Summary: The Occupational Safety and Health Department within Grand Valley State University’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing invites applications for an Affiliate Faculty position; at GVSU, an Affiliate Faculty position is a full-time teaching position that is renewable every one to three years. This position will support the Occupational Safety and Health Management (OSHM) program with emphasis on internship development and student internship

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree in OSH or closely related discipline
  • At least five years of experience working in industry with responsibilities for occupational safety and health.
  • Certification as a Certified Safety Professional or equivalent of the ability to achieve certification within one year.
  • The ability to support OSHM internships through industry interaction and student supervision as well as development and supervision of laboratory activities.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • A Master’s degree
  • An ability to participate in and capitalize upon existing collaborations with our West Michigan industrial partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach courses in the OSHM major

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Providing instruction for courses in the OSHM major as well as course development.
  • Responsible for the OSHM internship program as well as the OSHM laboratory.
  • Development and supervision of laboratory activities
  • Support industrial collaborations and programs to meet the needs of industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Department/Division: Occupational Safety and Health / Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Campus: Grand Rapids

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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