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Assistant or Associate Professor - Health Sciences | Health Sciences position with an emphasis in Mi

California State University Channel Islands
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

Diversity Statement:

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 thrive.

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 international perspectives.

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 communities.

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.

Visit our Testimonials page for videos and written testimonials from current students and alumni.

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 8/17/2022.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 health disparities.
  • Ability to teach broadly across the existing Health Sciences curriculum.
  • Record of scholarly publications and/or scholarship progress.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to a teacher-scholar model, integrating research, teaching, and service.
  • Research or teaching experience in epidemiology (preferred but not required).
  • Research approach that integrates epidemiology into study of minority health and health disparities (preferred but not required).
  • 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 Sciences.
  • Focus on excellence in teaching across the curriculum in Health Sciences.
  • Conduct scholarship and/or creative activities in minority health and health disparities.
  • Develop a productive research trajectory and publish scholarly/creative work.
  • 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.

Application Deadline:

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 filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter addressing graduate education and other experience relevant to the position and research interests.
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • An example of scholarly writing, such as a recent publication.
  • A sample syllabus and, if available, student ratings of teaching.
  • Transcripts
  • 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 certificates.

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.

General Information:

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 position.

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 at

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