San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Public Health (SPH) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the field of aging, broadly defined, to begin in Fall 2020. Primary appointment may be within the Divisions of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management or Environmental Health. The successful candidate for this full-time, academic year, state-supported position will possess a doctoral degree in public health or other closely related field including those in the social sciences, psychology or medicine. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the areas of aging-related health disparities, community-based interventions, healthcare delivery, or epidemiologic research focused on exposures and/or outcomes in aging. However, we encourage applicants with expertise in all areas of aging and health research to apply. Applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The faculty member will support both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the SPH and is expected to teach courses and develop and maintain an independent program of externally funded research. Additional responsibilities include course development, thesis and dissertation supervision, and field practice supervision. Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation.
The SDSU SPH is ranked in the top 25 public health schools and programs in the nation and third in California. The SPH grants MPH degrees in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Epidemiology, Biometry, Health Policy and Management, and Environmental Health; dual MPH/MA degrees in Latin American Studies and Health Promotion, dual MPH/MSW degrees in Health Policy and Management and Social Work, and PhD degrees in Health Behavior, Epidemiology and Global Health, and supports the core curriculum of the CEPH accredited SPH and the undergraduate public health major. See our website https://publichealth.sdsu.edu/ for more information.
San Diego State University’s highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000 and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/66554. Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter summarizing pertinent expertise and experience in aging and public health, teaching, aging-related research interests, and efforts to address inclusion and promote diversity; 2) their curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information of three (3) references (who will not be contacted without informing the candidate). Application review will begin October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
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 requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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