About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in
2002 as the newest campus in the California State University
system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed
into one of the premier public universities, not only in the
California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed,
U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public
Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020,
CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its
“Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th
“Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students
in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a
global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is
home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to
address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The
University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate
for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to
apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s
tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx,
9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated
to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek
to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people
from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment
where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience,
California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate
and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across
disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential
and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a
sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community
dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing
and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous
improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The mission of the Health Science Program at CSUCI is to prepare
future health professionals who are competent, compassionate,
creative, critical thinkers, to address health disparities in our
diverse communities. Our vision is to create a just and equitable
world of physically, mentally, and socially healthy people and
Our interdisciplinary degree program is designed to prepare
students for professional careers in private and public sectors
through rigorous training in health sciences. The curriculum
includes a set of core courses and several elective courses that
each student chooses from in consultation with an advisor.
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About the Position:
The Health Sciences Program at CSUCI invites applications for a
faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in
Minority Health and Health Disparities. Topics of research and
methodological approaches are open. However, we aim to hire a
dedicated teacher-scholar focused on broader issues related to
health and social inequalities with an emphasis on traditionally
disadvantaged or underserved populations in the US. Applicants’
profiles should complement the diverse strengths and disciplinary
backgrounds within the CSUCI Health Sciences Program emphasizing
excellence in teaching across the Health Sciences curriculum.
Applicants with research and/or teaching experience in epidemiology
are preferred, though this specialization is not a requirement.
Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
An earned doctorate or terminal degree in a health-related field
from an accredited university (or equivalent) is required.
Applicants completing doctoral coursework and exams (ABD) will be
considered, but they must have their degree by
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage with a diverse student population and evidence
of how they have successfully mentored minoritized students,
particularly Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and
Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Documented expertise in minority health and health disparities
through scholarship and/or practice.
- Strong record of research and teaching on minority health and
- Ability to teach broadly across the existing Health Sciences
- Record of scholarly publications and/or scholarship
- Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- Commitment to a teacher-scholar model, integrating research,
teaching, and service.
- Research or teaching experience in epidemiology (preferred but
- Research approach that integrates epidemiology into study of
minority health and health disparities (preferred but not
- Ability to develop a curriculum in epidemiology (preferred but
not required)."Ability to incorporate undergraduate students into
their research plans and trajectory."
- "Evidence of engagement with the local community as well as
other diverse communities through research and/or service."
- Excellence in teaching across the curriculum in Health
- Focus on excellence in teaching across the curriculum in Health
- Conduct scholarship and/or creative activities in minority
health and health disparities.
- Develop a productive research trajectory and publish
- Provide service to the Health Sciences Program, University,
profession, and broader community.
- Advise undergraduate Health Science students with diverse
backgrounds, experience, and educational/career goals, particularly
those from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, students with
disabilities and from underserved communities.
Screening of applications will begin September 18,
2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the
screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until
Applicants must submit the following
- Cover letter addressing graduate education and other experience
relevant to the position and research interests.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- An example of scholarly writing, such as a recent
- A sample syllabus and, if available, student ratings of
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students.
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be
requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application
web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
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.
The person holding this position may be 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
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion,
national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital
status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination
policy is set forth in CSU
Executive Order 1096.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs