Assistant Professor: Dissemination and Implementation Science

Job description

The School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Dissemination and Implementation Science (D&I) in public health with a focus on the Black, African American, AfroLatinx, African immigrant/refugee or African diaspora populations in the U.S. This new faculty member will join a vibrant faculty and school that offers degree programs for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The faculty member will teach, develop/maintain an independent program of research, and obtain extramural funding. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, thesis and dissertation supervision, and field practice supervision. The SPH is ranked in the top 25 in the nation. See our website for more information.

Qualifications: Possess a doctoral degree in Public Health, Human Development or an allied field such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Health Sciences or related fields. Possess expertise in at least one of the following areas: 1) dissemination and implementation science involving Black, African American, AfroLatinx, African immigrant/refugee or African diaspora populations in the U.S. (e.g., methods to promote the systematic uptake of proven strategies into routine practice to promote health and well-being); 2) research on structural racism; and/or, 3) community partnered research to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. Possess strong research potential as evidenced by an appropriate history of publication in top-tier refereed journals and receipt of independent funding.  Demonstrated ability or potential to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate (masters and doctoral) courses in Public Health. Commitment to community driven research within the diverse local San Diego or Southern California communities.  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.

This is part of a cluster hire builds on the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program by focusing on scholars who have an established commitment to teaching, research and/or service in and with the African-American community. See for more information. Candidates for this position must satisfy two or more of the adjusted eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria in order to be considered:

(a) is committed to engaging in service with African American populations,

(b) has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for African American students and faculty,

(c) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or mentoring African American students,

(d) has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of African American populations and communities into research,

(e) has experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to African Americans,

(f) has experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages African American communities,

(g) has interest in developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or

(h) has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

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.


To apply, please upload the following application materials to

  1. a current curriculum vitae,
  2. a cover letter (not exceeding 3 pages, single spaced) that summarizes: (a) the applicant’s pertinent experience relevant to the position; (b) a description of the applicant’s teaching (specify past courses and levels taught, and include a teaching philosophy); and (c) discusses how the applicant meets two of the adjusted BIE criteria (see; and,
  3. contact information for three referees (who will not be contacted without informing the candidate).

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and academic preparation. Application review will begin Monday March 1, 2021, 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 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: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 3/16/2021
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