Assistant Professor of Public Health (Tenure Track)

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description: 

The Public Health Program at Santa Clara University (SCU), a Jesuit, Catholic university, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position. We seek a colleague with research and teaching interests in evidence-based health policy, program design/evaluation, and quantitative methods courses.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research, and be able to establish an active research program involving undergraduate students. 

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, SCU is a private, Catholic Jesuit liberal arts university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. It is an AA/EOE employer. Faculty are teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research. We assess candidates based on scholarly and teaching potential; contribution to University, College, and Department priorities; and potential to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure. This position is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. A full-time teaching load is 7 courses per year on a quarter system, with a 1-course reduction for research (typically 2/2/2). Administrative assignments may entail a further reduction in teaching load. Housing assistance is available. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding. 

Basic Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Public Health (Ph.D. or DrPH) or a closely related field, prior undergraduate teaching experience, record of active research. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

    Community-involved research addressing structural/racial determinants of health and racial health equity Inclusive pedagogy geared toward undergraduate education External (funding) support for research activities (or the potential)

Responsibilities: In addition to research and teaching, responsibilities include: participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Required Documents: 

    Current CV Personal statement(s) covering teaching philosophy experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities Statement describing research interests, including how they could be implemented at an undergraduate institution and foster intradepartmental/interdepartmental connections Teaching evaluations for at least one course Sample syllabi for at least once course Two examples of scholarly work Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) Contact information for three references

Additional Information: 

Public Health Search Committee
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Inquiries or letters of reference may be sent by email to

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Applications must be received by 10/01/2020.