California State University, Los Angeles — Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Position:
Department of Public Health 

Assistant Professor 

Starting Date:
August, 2022 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in a public health-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/18/2022).
  2. Interest in teaching public health.
  3. Evidence of scholarship or research in public health or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Demonstrated teaching and/or research experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated research focus on the health and healthcare of diverse, urban populations.
  3. Documented experience with community engagement or service learning. 

Duties:
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. 

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good. 

Salary:
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University:
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service. 

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. 

The College:
The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services includes schools of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, Nursing, Social Work, Kinesiology and Nutrition, and departments of Public Health, Communication Disorders, and Child and Family Studies. The schools and departments offer a wide variety of specialized courses including courses in audiology, child development, community health, community leadership, criminal justice, criminalistics, environmental health, exercise and human performance, food science and technology, forensic mental health, nursing, nutritional science, parenting, physical education, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, social work and speech-language pathology. 

The Department:
Our Department offers an undergraduate degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health, and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Community Health. The two programs serve over 600 undergraduate majors and over 50 MPH students, making our Department one of the largest in the University. Our department has strong relationships with Los Angeles County communities and with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, one of the nation’s largest. The Department also fosters and values close relationships with the many community-based organizations that strengthen our teaching and host our student interns. The Department is committed to effectively training future public health professionals, impactful scholarship in support of health equity, and making ongoing and substantial contributions to the university’s commitment to “Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.” 

Required Documentation:
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

  1. A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  2. A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. A list of three professional references.
  5. A University Application for Employment Form (www.calstatela.edu/academic/position). 

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts. 

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application:
Review of applications for full consideration will begin October 15, 2021. 

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: bhoffma@calstatela.edu. Please type “Public Health Tenure- Track Application” in the subject line. 

Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Beth Hoffman, at: bhoffma@calstatela.edu. 

Note: 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. 

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. 

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status. 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER 

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship. 

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