University of Utah Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00965 - DFPM-Div of Occup&Environ Hlth

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When filled


Occupational Injury Prevention (Open Track)

This exciting open-track position is with a growing, nationally recognized Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP) program and includes responsibilities in areas of research, teaching, and administration with significant innovative potential. In addition to classroom and/or distance-based teaching, student guidance and research, this may also involve up to 25% administration and service activities for successful applicant at a more senior-level appointment.

Job Summary:

Serve as a core faculty member in theOIPprogram in theNIOSH-supported Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah; theRMCOEHis an internationally recognized leader in occupational injury and illness research and training. Develop/maintain an independently funded research program. Other tasks include: teach up to 2OIPgraduate courses per year; recruit, mentor and guide assigned students in the Master of Science in Occupational Health (MSOH) and Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) degree programs.

Technical Responsibilities:

Develop and conduct a funded research program in anOIP-related field of expertise. Provide guidance forOIPstudents on planning and conducting research projects, and guide them on how to analyze, evaluate, and reportOIPdata to a wide range of shareholders and interested groups. Collaborate with or otherwise assist otherOIPand occupational health faculty (Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Medicine, and Safety) with technical assistance or expert advice on studies and/or research projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Position requires provision of curricular guidance toOIPstudents as their Research Committee Chair, supervise student research, and coordinate with a Technical Writer to assure timely and accurate completion of project manuscripts/theses or dissertations as applicable.

An advanced rank requires supervision and mentoring of junior faculty, interfacing with faculty in other University of Utah departments and programs, and assuming more administrative responsibilities as needed.


A Ph.D. in Occupational and/or Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, Occupational Injury Epidemiology, or a related field is required. For advanced rank, five or more years of experience inOIPis required. In addition, a history of external research funding is desirable.

Link to the online application:

Additional information on the position may be obtained by contacting:

Matt Thiese, PhD,MPH

Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

University of Utah, School of Medicine

391 Chipeta Way, Suite C

Salt Lake City, UT 84108

The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of thePAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities, and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with the completed application. The online application is available at:

Please contact Matthew Thiese at or 801-587-3322 with any questions regarding this posting.

University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates


Open Date 04/20/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01998F

Type Faculty