California State University, Chico — Two Assistant or Associate Level Professor Positions, Health Education / Public Health

Department of Health & Community Services
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

CSU, Chico and the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences seek candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are also proud of our HSI Designation. EO/M/F/Vet/Dis

The Position:  The Department of Health & Community Services is searching for two probationary Assistant and/or Associate Professors to start August, 2018.  California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success.  Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Health Education, Public Health or related field.  Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2018). Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching with experience and interest in interactive instructional technologies, and have potential for research and grant writing. Collegiality and the ability to collaborate within and across disciplines is highly valued.  The successful candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:  CHES (Certified Health Education Specialists) certification or MCHES (Master Certified Health Education Specialist) certification. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience creating and administrating community-based research and service projects with the assistance of students.

Responsibilities: These tenure-track/probationary positions carry the responsibility of teaching at least three of the following undergraduate courses: Personal Health, Foundations in Health Education, Human Sexuality, Chronic & Communicable Diseases, Multicultural Health, Public Health Administration, Environmental Health, Health Education Techniques, Drugs in Our Society, Research & Evaluation in Health, Epidemiology, and/or Health Education Planning: Theory & Practice. Additional responsibilities include scholarship and service to the department, university, and community.  Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department of Health and Community Services provides our students with a multi-disciplinary, competency and service-based curriculum to work effective in diverse communities, healthcare financing and delivery systems, and health organizations to meet emerging national and global health needs. There are currently 400 undergraduate majors enrolled in our options: Health Education and Health Services Administration. The department also offers minors in Health Promotion and Health Services Administration. For more information please see our website:

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:   All applicants must apply online at:

Complete online applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, complete set of transcripts. In addition,  three letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Dr. Holly Nevarez, Search Committee Chair
Department of Health & Community Services
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0505 ;(530) 898-4994

The University
California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, HSI designated, state-supported member of a 23-campus CSU system.  The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 16,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students.  We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community
With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.  It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities.  The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more:

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by accessing the following website:

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. For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

CSU, Chico is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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 as a condition of employment.