Health Education (21/22 SSE 01)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Position: Assistant / Associate / Professor of Public Health

Type: Tenure-Track / Tenured
Academic Year: 2021/2022
Available: August 2021

Location: Department of Kinesiology
School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Contacts: Tonya Nixon
Administrative Support Coordinator, Kinesiology Department | (661) 654-2187

Deadline: Review of applications begins February 1, 2021. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Description: We seek motivated, capable individuals interested in playing a leadership role in developing and growing CSUB's new multidisciplinary public health B.S. degree, which will be offered starting in Fall 2021. The successful applicant(s) will also be a part of the leadership team on a four-year, multi-million-dollar grant that will launch the new degree in public health and provide programming and support for incoming students interested in health-related careers. In addition, s/he will be expected to develop and teach a variety of courses in public health and to establish a successful research program that involves undergraduates and impacts the local community.

CSUB uses a weighted teaching unit (WTU) to measure teaching effort and the standard teaching load is 12 WTUs (approximately 3-4 courses) per semester. The successful applicant will initially be assigned 6 WTUs of teaching per semester with the remainder of his/her time devoted to the duties described above. Although in future program growth may result in a stand-alone department and/or additional programs, initially the successful applicant(s) should have the potential to contribute to an existing department. This position will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Social Sciences and Education. Teaching assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following existing courses-Epidemiology, Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Health, and Worksite Health Promotion. In addition, the candidate would have the opportunity to teach in our online Master of Science degree. (Candidates might also consider a second position in public health, posted separately, which will be in the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering. Please apply for only one of the two positions.)

Minimal Qualifications: 1). Doctoral degree in public health - Ph.D. or D.P.H. - or a closely related field. A.B.D.'s will be considered if the expected degree completion date is August 2021. Candidates with a degree in a related field may be considered if they have a master's degree in public health. 2). Experience in teaching courses in areas of expertise. 3). Evidence of potential to conduct independent research in area of expertise. 4). Leadership skills and the ability/desire to work multi-disciplinarily in envisioning and realizing the potential and future of the new program in public health. 5). Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications: 1). Experience with curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation. 2). Experience with grant writing and/or program/grant management. 3). Experience with student success and support initiatives. 4). Community-based public health experience.

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Application: Applications should be sent electronically to the contact listed above. The application packet must include 1). A cover letter detailing the candidate's qualifications and experience relative to this position description. Candidates should indicate for which of the two positions they wish to be considered. 2). A curriculum vitae including names and contact information for at least three references. 3). A statement describing teaching philosophy including how the candidate would foster an inclusive classroom. 4). A statement describing scholarship accomplishments and goals. 5). A statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant has and/or will promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service at CSUB.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Bakersfield, California 93311 United States View Map