California State University, Chico — Assistant Professor of Public Health Position

Assistant Professor of Public Health Position
Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students.
The Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
We now proudly hold HSI designation.

The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Initial Review Date: 11/8/2019; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants must provide current cover letter, CV, transcripts and student evaluations of teaching. All applicants must apply online at: Additionally, three letters of professional references must be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair.

Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Qualification Details:

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Public Health or related area such as Health Education. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2020. Candidates must have the skills and ability to teach service learning based courses. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to 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 can demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching with experience and interest in interactive instructional technologies.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching Health Promotion Techniques and/or Planning Public Health Programs. This tenure-track position also carries the responsibility of teaching at least two of the following undergraduate courses based on their areas of expertise: Introduction to Public Health Practice and Research; International Health; Environmental Health; Women’s Health; Research & Evaluation in Health; Health in the Later Years; and/or Social Gerontology. 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.

The Department: The Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration 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: Public Health and Health Services Administration. The department also offers minors in Health Promotion and Health Services Administration. For more information please see our website:

The University: CSU Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university enrolls over 17,000 students annually; 43% are White, 33% are Latinx, 5% are Asian, 3% are African American, 0.5% are Native American and 5% identify as multi ethnic.

The ideal candidate will share Chico State’s demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, as well as research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Lindsay Briggs, Search Committee Chair
Department of Public Health and Health Services Administration
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0505
(530) 898-4816

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.

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

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

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.

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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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

All positions are contingent on funding.