Assistant Professor of Health Disparities/Health Equity - Tenure-Track
California State University, Fullerton
October 1, 2018
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Health Disparities/Health Equity Tenure-Track
The Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Health Disparities/Health Equity. The Department (with over 1,500 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors) offers a B.S. in Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and global health), and a Master of Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion/disease prevention, environmental and occupational health, and gerontological health). The Department offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, Center for Cancer Disparities Research, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center, and Health Promotion Research Institute. Visit the Department of Public Health (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/hesc) and University (http://www.fullerton.edu) websites for additional information about our programs, offerings and faculty.
Position The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching undergraduate and graduate public health courses in promoting health in diverse populations and health disparities/health equity and/or global health; research, scholarly, and/or creative activities; service to the department, college, university, and public health profession. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, on-going commitment to research, refereed publications, and substantial service to the department, college, university and the profession.
The Department of Public Health is committed and strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Required Qualifications The appointee must have:
An earned doctorate in public health or related field by time of appointment.
Commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated ability to teach courses related to health disparities/health equity to students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students.
Focused ongoing scholarly and creative activity in health promotion, disease prevention and/or intervention research with the goal of addressing or ameliorating health disparities and/or improving health of women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with lower socioeconomic status, immigrant populations, or sexual minorities. Persons conducting research on health justice or global health equity with implications to U.S. populations are encouraged to apply.
Demonstrated record of publications and presentations and potential for obtaining external grants and funding.
The ability to create and maintain research ties with diverse communities.
Potential for leadership activities in professional associations and the surrounding community.
The ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment with a culturally diverse faculty, staff, students, and community.
The ability to actively contribute through service to both the university and the highly diverse surrounding community.
Preferred Qualifications The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in promoting health in diverse populations, health disparities/health equity, and/or global heath. Professional certified health education specialist (CHES) is desired. Individuals interested and experienced in advancing the University’s strategic diversity and high impact practice goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
A background check (including a criminal record check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank & Salary This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience, and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and have opportunities to teach in the summer session for additional salary. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php.
Appointment Date August 2019
Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10495BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
(1) a letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience, service, and a brief overview of research agenda; (2) a diversity statement (see instructions below); (3) a curriculum vita; (4) graduate transcripts; (5) student evaluations of teaching and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) representative samples of scholarship; (7) three letters of reference (see instructions below).
Your diversity statement should provide an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area.
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Internal Number: 10495BR
About California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.