Health Sciences (505158)

  • California State University (CSU) Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25, 2021
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


Department: Health Sciences

Faculty Hire Number: 22-11

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:

For more information about the College of Health and Human Development, see:

About the Department:

For more information about the Department of Health Sciences, see:


As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

A doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related public health field is required. ABDs will be considered but must have completed the terminal degree before August 23, 2022. The successful candidate will have:

a) training in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics;

b) programming skills (experience with SPSS and SAS are particularly desirable);

c) experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level biostatistics, epidemiology, and/or research methods courses,

d) a record of peer reviewed publications commensurate with experience, and

e) a desire and potential to secure external funding to support the applicant's research agenda.

Evidence of effective teaching ability and of on-going research activity and potential to secure external funding is required for tenure. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population. This is an in-person position; however, experience with online teaching and/or instructional technology is desired. Collegiality and motivation are highly desirable characteristics of the successful candidate.

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


The successful candidate:
  • will teach and mentor a diverse student population in the public health program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, they will be capable of teaching biostatistics and/or applied epidemiologic methods, at both an introductory and advanced level. Other teaching areas may be determined by program need.
  • may be required to teach in person on weekdays, evenings, weekends and possibly online. The successful candidate will also participate in various committees, student advisement, review, development and assessment of the curriculum, and other program functions.
  • should conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activity.
  • will be expected to actively participate in his or her professional societies/associations and maintain currency in the field of epidemiology and/or biostatistics.
  • will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter that specifically addresses all of the following:
  • how you would make a unique contribution to the department;
  • your teaching experience and philosophy;
  • your plans for establishing an independent research program; and
  • your experience working with a diverse student population.

Submit all documents to the link in the section below. Additionally, applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of reference from professional associates. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, and licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Questions on the application process should be directed to Dr. Myriam Forster (

General Information:

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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 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.

CSUN 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 the Department of Health Sciences at (818) 677-4081.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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