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Assistant Professor in Public Health

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

Program:  Health Science

Rank:  Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title:  Assistant Professor in Public Health

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 21, 2024

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 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, 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 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latina/o student success.

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 to 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 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% 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.

About the Position:

The Health Science Department at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in public health at the Assistant Professor level. Area of focus within public health is open, but we are especially interested in applicants whose research, teaching, and service demonstrates expertise in health equity, health disparities, and/or epidemiology. Applicants’ work examining public health issues may do so from a population health, community health, institutional health, health administration, healthcare organization, and/or health management perspective. The Health Science BS program is one of the largest undergraduate degree programs at CSUCI and offers a curriculum designed to provide students a broad overview of health and healthcare, preparing them both for direct entrance into health-related careers or for graduate training in health professions. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working with interdisciplinary colleagues to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals with exemplary education, and with the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the department and university. We are a growing department and are developing new master’s programs including an MHA (with a Certificate in Gerontology option) and MPH, with anticipated start dates of Fall 2025 and 2027.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collaborative group of faculty engaged in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects across the university as well as with healthcare providers and community-based organizations in the region. Faculty in our department are expected to teach and/or develop introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in the curriculum (e.g., Public Health Administration), as well as electives in their area of expertise; mentor and advise students from diverse backgrounds and from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups; assist with curriculum design; maintain an active scholarly agenda; and contribute to the growth and expansion of the department and the university through meaningful service activities.

Our department values the unique contributions of every individual and strives to promote the success of students, faculty, and community stakeholders. We value diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives central to the mission of CSUCI and which promote community engagement, integrative approaches, and international and multicultural perspectives. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

An earned doctorate in public health, population health, or a closely related field with a specialization in public health or population health, including but not limited to, epidemiology, healthcare management, healthcare administration, health policy, health services, health economics, public administration with a public health focus, social work, community health, global health, or environmental health.  Applicants completing doctoral coursework and exams (ABD) will be considered but must have completed their degree by August 1, 2024.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in public health, population health, or a closely related field with a specialization in public health or population health, including but not limited to, epidemiology, healthcare management, healthcare administration, health policy, health services, health economics, public administration with a public health focus, social work, community health, global health, or environmental health. Applicants completing doctoral coursework and exams (ABD) will be considered but must have completed their degree by August 1, 2024.
  • Demonstrated potential to teach at the undergraduate level and engage a diverse population of students that are largely first-generation, Pell Grant-eligible, and Hispanic/Latino. CSUCI is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI), with an anticipated teaching load of 4 courses per semester (3-3 during the first 2 years of appointment).
  • Record of scholarly publication or progress towards publication in the area of public health with the potential to involve undergraduate students in mentored research.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong record of teaching as instructor of record, particularly in areas related to public health.
  • Record of scholarly publications in public health with emphasis on health equity, health disparities, and/or epidemiology.
  • A well-developed plan for pursuing externally funded research grants.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools.
  • Ability or potential to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse populations and intellectual interests.
  • Ability or potential to teach across the existing Health Science curriculum.
  • Ability to help grow and develop curricula in the areas of public health, population health, health equity, health disparities, and/or epidemiology.
  • Experience engaging with local communities through research and/or service (or ability to do so).
  • Record of scholarly publication in public health with emphasis on health equity, health disparities, and/or epidemiology.
  • Experience incorporating undergraduate students in research (or ability to do so).
Responsibilities:
  • Focus on excellence in teaching across the curriculum in Health Sciences.
  • Conduct scholarship and/or creative activities in public health, establishing a productive research portfolio that results in published work.
  • Provide service to the Health Science Program, University, profession, and broader community.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 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 underrepresented an/or marginalized students with a special focus on students with disabilities, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, or American Indian students, and
  • A teaching philosophy statement reflecting on approaches to meet the needs of the CSUCI student body. 
  • A research plan including approaches to pursue external funding.
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 Department Chair, Dr. Sonsoles de Lacalle, sonsoles.delacalle@csuci.edu.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Compensation: 

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 $6,700 - $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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