Assistant Professor - Public Health Education - California State University-Northridge in Northridge California

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California State University-Northridge

Northridge, California 91330-8285

United States
(Position # 15-36)

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Detailed Job Description

Qualifications:   A Doctoral degree in public health, or a closely related field, with an emphasis in community health education or health promotion is required.  If the doctorate is not in public health then a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) is also required. It is highly desirable that the successful candidate will be able to teach theories of health behavior change, program planning, implementation and evaluation. Such additional areas might include: health disparities/cultural health, health policy, women’s health, nutrition, public health communications, substance use/misuse, or child/adolescent health.  Other teaching areas will be determined by program need. ABDs will be considered, but must have completed the terminal degree before August 19, 2015. Academic and research experience is strongly desired and evidence of effective teaching ability is required.  A Master level or Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES/CHES) certification; health education practice experience; and evidence of successful grant funding are desired.  Evidence of on-going research activity and potential to secure external funding to support research and publication is desirable.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population.  Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will teach and mentor a diverse student population in the public health education program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, including evenings, weekends and possibly online.  The successful candidate will also participate in various committees, student advisement, review, development of the curriculum planning, implementation, and outcomes assessment, accreditation, and other program functions. The successful candidate is expected to keep a scholarly agenda and make contributions to the field, participate actively in his or her professional associations and maintain currency in the field of public health. The successful candidate should conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activity. 

The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen discipline and the University’s significant commitments to general education, teacher preparation, as well as undergraduate and graduate education.


Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below or electronically via email.  If submitting letters of recommendation electronically, letters must be on official letterhead with signature electronically along with their application, however they need to be on letterhead with a signaturincludedhowever they need to be on letterhead with a signature.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Inquiries should be addressed to the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences at:

                 Anita Slechta, Professor

                 Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

                 California State University, Northridge

                 18111 Nordhoff Street

                 Northridge, CA 91330-8285           Phone: 818/677-4081Fax: 818/677-2045      


Applications should be addressed to:

                 Karen Sabbah

                 Department of Health Sciences

                 California State University, Northridge

                 18111 Nordhoff Street

                 Northridge, CA 91330-8285           Phone: 818/677-4081Fax: 818/677-2045      


General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

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.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.


The University:

Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN’s 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. 

Keyword Phrases

  • Public Health
  • Community Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Certified Health Education Specialist
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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