Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management (STEMM)

Department of Operations and Management


Assistant Professor in Risk Control, Tenure Track, with a full time nine-month academic year appointment, beginning in August of 2019.


Minimum requirements:

  • Relevant safety/risk control experience in a business, industrial and/or government setting
  • ABD with a degree in safety/risk control, or a closely related field by August 19, 2019

A Ph.D. or a related terminal degree is required at the time of tenure application.

Preferred requirements:

  • Doctorate degree or a juris doctorate (JD)
  • A degree in engineering, industrial/engineering technology, construction, or natural/physical sciences
  • Five (5) years of industrial safety/risk control-based experience
  • A safety-related professional certification (i.e., CSP, CIH, ARM, PE, CPE)

The University of Wisconsin-Stout emphasizes teaching competency, therefore, a teaching performance presentation will be included as part of the on-campus interview process.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the general areas of risk control (i.e., safety, health, and environmental protection) as well as construction safety both on-campus and via distance learning strategies (typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester), including evening assignments. Other responsibilities of the position include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, conducting research, interacting with faculty, staff and industry partners fostering cultural diversity and global awareness, service to the university and operations and management profession, and engagement in course and program assessment of student learning. Program director and/or minor-related administrative support opportunities may exist.


The Operations and Management Department is housed within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management, serves graduate majors: Training and Human Resource Development, Operations Supply Management, Construction, Risk Control, and Healthcare Administration and related undergraduate majors. The department’s full-time and part-time faculty/staff currently offer in excess of 50 courses and 100 different sections.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and a successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on January 13, 2019. Applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to:

  • Dr. Brian Finder, Committee Chair
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
  • Email:
  • Phone: 715-232-1422

Assistance with the online application process may be directed to:

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