Assistant or Associate Professor, Health Science (505746), Carson, California

Created 10/10/2021
Reference 469758
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Carson
Zip 90747

Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences

College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Health Sciences, College of Health, Human Services , and Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2022.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences has nearly 600 majors and is housed within the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing. This dynamic and rapidly growing program offers a B.S. degree in Health Science with concentrations in community health, healthcare management, and radiologic technology. A master's degree program is currently under development for implementation within the next few years.


The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to:

Strengthen students' intellectual capacities and abilities to develop and mobilize human and institutional resources and services to meet the health needs of diverse individuals and populations, as well as the communities in which they reside.

Educate students in developing and implementing evidence-based assessment and intervention models that improve the biopsychosocial health of diverse individuals and populations, as well as the communities in which they reside.

Prepare scholar-practitioners to engage in multidisciplinary scientific inquiry that advances the knowledge base of research and practice in the health disciplines.

Prepare graduates who will be leaders in their fields and professions to inform and influence professional dialogues on key health issues affecting diverse individuals and populations, as well as the communities in which they reside.

Prepare scholar-activists who -- with a global consciousness and ecosystemic perspective -- are committed to attaining health equity and collective well-being through the promotion of human development, universal human rights, and social justice.

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The Position

This is an academic year tenure-track/tenured position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Sciences beginning August 2022. Candidates are sought with a doctorate in public health, or a closely-related field, with a focus on community health.


Excellence in teaching, scholarly publications, service to the university and community, student advisement and recruitment, curriculum development, and other responsibilities consistent with the mission of the University and the requirements of the Division and College are expected. Teaching duties may consist of day, evening, weekend, and/or online classes in both the current undergraduate and planned graduate programs. Teaching areas include but are not limited to public health; research methods; community health assessment, program development, implementation, and evaluation; methods in health education; multicultural health, health disparities and social justice; social epidemiology; CHES preparation; grant writing; capstone seminar; and internship seminar. Conduct research, produce scholarly publications/research works and pursue external sources of funding in the field of community health. Contribute to departmental, collegiate and university-wide programs and initiatives via service opportunities.


Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Earned doctorate by start of appointment in public health with a focus on community health; or earned doctorate in related field and MPH in community health;
  • Excellent teaching track record and evidence of a strong commitment to student success as evidenced by one or more of the following:
  1. teaching in the curriculum
  2. developing curriculum
  3. developing course materials
  4. participating in program accreditation
  5. creating/adapting educational technology applications
  6. writing/securing/implementing education program grants
  7. developing pedagogical innovations and inquiries (as differentiated from the scholarship of teaching and learning)
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds;
  • Current or recent experience in community health practice and working with diverse populations;
  • Scholarly publications commensurate with experience;
  • Curriculum development experience;

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential;
  • Established relationships with community-based organizations and health agencies;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: grant writing, mentorship of students engaged in research, program development, student learning outcomes assessment, and/or program accreditation
  • Evidence of strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and racial justice.

Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than January 24, 2022.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

*Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

**This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Shannon Roback

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street, (Welch Hall A330)

Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Employer Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills

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