Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Sciences

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Program:  Health Science

Rank:  Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title:  Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Science | Health Science position with an emphasis on Minority Health

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 17, 2023
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University: 

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 12th among “Top Public Universities in the West” in the current edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 5,470 undergraduate and 170 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Hispanic/Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success. Also, in 2022, CI became the first college to earn the Seal of Excelencia recertification.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Hispanic/Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement: 

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program:

The mission of the Health Science Program at CSUCI is to prepare future health professionals who are competent, compassionate, creative, critical thinkers, to address health disparities in our diverse communities. Our vision is to create a just and equitable world of physically, mentally, and socially healthy people and communities.

Our interdisciplinary degree program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in private and public sectors through rigorous training in health sciences. The curriculum includes a set of core courses and several elective courses that each student chooses from in consultation with an advisor.

Visit our Testimonials page for videos and written testimonials from current students and alumni.

About the Position:

The Health Science Program at CSUCI invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Minority Health. Topics of research and methodological approaches are open, though we are particularly interested in research that explores health disparities as they pertain to racialized communities and the intersectionality with sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, ability, etc. Applicants’ profiles should complement rather than duplicate the diverse strengths and disciplinary backgrounds within the CSUCI Health Science Program, emphasizing excellence in teaching across the Health Science curriculum. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

An earned doctorate or terminal degree in a related field from an accredited university (or equivalent) is required.  Applicants completing doctoral coursework and exams (ABD) will be considered, but they must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to effectively engaging with a diverse student population of traditionally minoritized students, particularly Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, and Indigenous/Native American students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate level.
  • Record of scholarly publications or progress/promise toward publishing in the area of minority health, appropriate to the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.
  • Commitment to the teacher-scholar model at a university where the normal teaching expectation is 4 courses per semester (3 courses per semester for the first 2 years).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong record of teaching as principal instructor, particularly in areas related to Minority Health.
  • Ability to teach broadly across the existing Health Sciences curriculum.
  • Ability to help grow and develop curricula in the area of Minority Health.
  • Experience engaging with local communities through research and/or service (or ability to do so).
  • Record of scholarly publication(s) in the area of Minority Health.
  • Experience incorporating undergraduate students into research (or ability to do so).
  • Focus on excellence in teaching across the curriculum in Health Sciences.
  • Conduct scholarship and/or creative activities in minority health.
  • Develop a productive research trajectory and publish scholarly/creative work.
  • Provide service to the Health Science Program, University, profession, and broader community.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin on January 18, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter addressing graduate education and other experience relevant to the position and research interests
  • CV
  • Names and email addresses of three professional references. No need to submit letters of recommendation at this time; letters may be requested at a later date.
  • Example of scholarly writing, such as a recent publication or manuscript
  • A sample syllabus and, if available, student ratings of teaching
  • Transcripts for all earned post-secondary degrees. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts will be required at the time of appointment.
  • A mentorship statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, or American Indian students (though applicants are also encouraged to include additional experience with other traditionally minoritized groups, including LGBTQ students), and
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students at a teaching-intensive university, with a special focus on Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, or American Indian students (though applicants are also encouraged to include additional plans for other traditionally minoritized groups, including LGBTQ students).
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Billy Wagner-Huang: william.wagner@csuci.edu

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


The California State University maintains a systemwide Salary Schedule for Assistant Professor (Academic Year) faculty. The anticipated, equity-minded starting salary for this position is $6,800 - $7,500 (monthly). The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records 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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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