Assistant/Associate Professor (Environmental Health Sciences)

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Environmental Health Sciences as part of the Division of Environmental Health in the GSPH. San Diego State University (SDSU) has embarked on an interdisciplinary Area of Excellence program, which is a water-focused initiative that brings together multiple disciplines across campus. As part of this effort, we seek a candidate in the area of water and human health who will contribute to this initiative and also to the GSPH. The GSPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health as a School of Public Health. The Division of Environmental Health offers an M.P.H. in Environmental Health, an M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences, and supports the core curriculum of the GSPH at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate level. In particular the new hire might also help support the undergraduate public health major and the Ph.D. in Public Health within the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Public Health, concentration Global Health, offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego.

The Position: Applicants for the position should demonstrate strong potential for conducting laboratory-based, high-quality extramurally-funded research in the area of water and human health, as well as possess robust teaching abilities. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence: “Blue Gold: Mitigating the Effects of Water Scarcity”, which includes three additional new faculty hires across campus in Geography, Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, in the areas of water resources, water/wastewater/water reuse treatment technology, and hydrogeochemistry.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


Candidates for this full time, state-supported tenure-track position should possess a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences, toxicology, environmental chemistry or environmental engineering (with a water and human health emphasis). Candidates should have a strong scholarly record. Preference will be given to candidates conducting laboratory-based research at the nexus of water and human health


Applications/Nominations: Apply via Interfolio. Application review will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 

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.

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.