California State University, San Bernardino — Environmental Health Science – Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Environmental Health Science – Assistant Professor Tenure Track
California State University, San Bernardino

The Department of Health Science & Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020.

Candidates should have general expertise in Public Health and specific expertise in Environmental Health Science/Occupational Health. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in Environmental and Occupational Health as well as core Public Health. The Environmental Health Science Program (EHS) is one of the two California programs accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) and the California Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Specialist Registration Committee. The EHS is the appropriate choice for students to become Registered Environmental Health Specialists in California.

The Department serves over 1,000 students majoring in 4 undergraduate programs (environmental health science, health care management, nutrition and food sciences, public health education) and 2 graduate programs (Master in Public Health, Master of Science in Health Service Administration). The newly hired faculty member would join a well-established department of 13 full-time and over 20 adjunct faculty members.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Typical Activities
Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in environmental health science, occupational health, industrial hygiene, core public health, as well as courses in health and human ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduate students and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research projects and theses. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, to develop an externally funded research program involving student participation, and to participate in service activities.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Environmental Health, Occupational Health, or a related field is required by time of appointment. The ideal candidate should be qualified to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Certified Industrial Hygienist. A history of grant writing and grant funded research and/or demonstration projects is desirable.
Supplemental Information
To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Please note that all recommendation letters, when requested, should be sent directly to

Formal review of applications will begin October 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Health Science & Human Ecology, can be found at

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino 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. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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