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Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology Instructor
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
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Date Posted 09/19/2019
Faculty-Agriculture-Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Posting Details
Posting Number: 0601602  
Classification Title: Faculty  
Working Title: Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology Instructor  
Position Status: Full-Time  
Position Type: Faculty  
Department: OSHA  
General Summary: Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology faculty are responsible for high quality learning experiences in each course and throughout the program in alignment with industry standards.

The nation's most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute's Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.  
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Safety and Health and five years safety experience or Associate's degree in Occupational Safety and Health Technology and ten years safety experience;
Teaching experience at the college level (work experience may be accepted in lieu of teaching experience);
Computer literacy;
Experience in teaching in a computer-based environment;
Ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds;
Excellent communication and presentation skills;
Knowledge of and experience with various delivery methods of distance education.  
Preferred Qualifications:  
Specific Position Duties: 1. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field;
2. Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college;
3. Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners;
4. Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.;
5. Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives;
6. By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn;
7. Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity;
8. Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities;
9. Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner;
10. Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means;
11. Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair;
12. Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the department chair;
13. Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community;
14. Maintains individual student advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements;
15. Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for department programs; and,
16. Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service;
17. Perform other duties as assigned.  
Work Hours: Varied according to schedule  
Special Instructions to Applicants:  
Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1  
Optional Applicant Documents: Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  
Quicklink for Posting: jobs.odessa.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52076
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