Assistant/Associate Professor, Occupational Safety and Health (Industrial Hygiene or Safety)

The Occupational Safety & Health program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will join our ABET-accredited BS programs and MS programs and is expected to begin in fall 2023 or earlier.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Safety, IH, and occupational health.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students as well as maintain records for ABET.
  • Conduct program assessments, conduct research, seek external grant funding, participate in university service, and serve in local/national organizations.



Ph.D. in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or closely related science or engineering field.


  • Certified Safety Professional (CPS) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene is preferred at the time of hiring but shall be required for tenure.
  • Research interests that complement the research of current faculty members.
  • Industrial experience and contacts with government agencies.

Required Attachments by Candidate

Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement

Notes to Applicant

Applications are only accepted online through the UHCL Job Opportunities website. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests. Reference letters will only be required from candidates invited for an on-campus interview. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. must be provided as a condition of employment. A background check and the successful pass of a criminal history record check is required prior to on-campus interviews. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled. UHCL reserves the right to extend the search or not fill the position.

The Occupational Safety and Health program offers undergraduate and master’s degrees with subplans in industrial hygiene, safety, as well as a fully online MS in Occupational Safety & Health (UHCL OSHE Program). Some courses are taught online.

Occupational Safety and Health Program

Occupational Safety and Health B.S. (Both ABET-Accredited, GSP recognized, and ASHM-IHMM Board Approved)

  • Safety Specialization
  • Industrial Hygiene Specialization

Occupational Safety and Health M.S. (Three GSP recognized and ASHM-IHMM Board Approved)

  • Industrial Hygiene Specialization
  • Safety Specialization
  • Occupational Safety and Health M.S. Online

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a culturally diverse university with an enrollment of around 9,000. The campus is 30 minutes from downtown Houston and Galveston Island, adjacent to NASA-Johnson Space Center, located near a large petrochemical complex and the Clear Lake recreational area. UHCL is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program and is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.

Job Posting: June 21, 2022

Job Posting – Apply Online

Search Chair: Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH, FAIHA (

The policy of the University of Houston-Clear Lake is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHCL prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.