Assistant Professor: Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

Job description

The School of Public Health (SPH), San Diego State University, seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to join the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. The Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science grants an MPH in Health Promotion (both in person and online) and a PhD in Health Behavior and supports the core curriculum of the CEPH accredited SPH and the undergraduate public health major.


Candidates for this full-time (9-month) State supported tenure-track position should possess a doctoral degree in Public Health, Behavioral Science or other closely related field. Expertise is sought in health disparities research, community-based interventions, and complementary areas. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience working with underrepresented and underserved populations. However, we encourage applicants in all areas of Health Promotion or Behavioral Science to apply. The selected individual will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, develop/maintain an independent program of research, and obtain external funding support. Additional responsibilities include course development, thesis and dissertation supervision, and field practice supervision.


The SDSU SPH is ranked in the top 25 public health schools and programs in the nation and third in California. The School of Public Health is a research-intensive environment which supports faculty to develop and sustain a teacher-scholar model. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. 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.


Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at and submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. 2-3 page letter describing pertinent health promotion/health behavior experience, teaching experience and philosophy, and research interests
  3. 1-2 page statement describing, where applicable, how the applicant's research, teaching and service addresses inclusion and promotes diversity
  4. Contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without informing the candidate)

Application review will begin October 1, 2019 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 requirement 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 




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Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
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