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Associate or Full Professor and Chair of Health Sciences, Tenured, Fall 2024

Chapman University
Orange, CA

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Associate or Full Professor and Chair of Health Sciences, Tenured, Fall 2024

Orange, CA
Open Date:
Sep 14, 2023
Chapman University invites applications for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Science in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, located in Orange, CA, to commence Fall 2024. 

The University seeks an experienced and innovative leader with the vision to advance the Department’s research and educational agenda in the areas of health equity, health disparities, public health and climate change, public health and aging, and/or emerging areas in public health while sustaining a culture of rigorous, personalized undergraduate education in health science and hiring new research-active faculty to reinforce the vision.  The program curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate education and professions in the health sciences (medical, physician assistant, nursing, dentistry), allied health professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy), and public health. The department features state-of-the-art virtual human anatomy and human performance laboratories.  The Chair would have significant opportunities to advance the public health curriculum and research program of the department.  


Chapman University is in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. Chapman offers traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, with the health science program among the most popular.  The university has achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Chapman faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, service, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, with myriad opportunities for collaborations with a growing number of medical, technological, and public health professionals in the Southern California region. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College is available at  The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



  • Interface with Crean College leadership, Office of Research, Office of the Provost, and other college, university, and community partners to promote the department, its programs, and faculty.  
  • Assume department chair responsibilities in accordance with college and university guidelines. 
  • Recruit, mentor, and evaluate full-time multidisciplinary faculty.
  • Teach in area of expertise with teaching load negotiated. 
  • Strengthen research productivity of the Department by mentoring and supporting faculty in obtaining extramural funding and by hiring research-active faculty.
  • Maintain a robust research agenda.
  • Provide strategic leadership to Department faculty and staff for management of curriculum and assessment.
  • Oversee the Department budget and advocate for Department needs through the enhancement process.

Minimum Requirements  

  • Terminal academic doctorate (PhD, DrPH, or equivalent). 
  • Robust, established research agenda, publication record, and extramural funding in at least one of the following areas: health disparities, health equity, health policy, disease prevention, public health and aging, public health and climate change, emerging issues in public health.   
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level. 
  • Evidence of academic or professional leadership. 
  • Evidence of mentoring faculty. 
  • Evidence of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in teaching, research, and /or service.  
Strong candidates will demonstrate excellence in developing interdisciplinary research and curriculum collaborations, as well as articulate a strong, collaborative vision for the department as it advances research expertise in public health and as it hires more faculty in this area. 

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit the following:   

1) Letter of Application  

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Diversity Statement 

4) Reprints of Publications or Other examples of scholarly work

5) Other materials that support your application  

*Please upload all completed documents in the "Required Documents" section of this online application.


Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Glynn, at and cc Search Coordinators San White, and Erika Orejola, and use "HSCI Tenured Department Chair Fall 2024" as the email subject line.  


Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Office of Human Resources, DeMille Hall - 140, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866





Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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