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Assistant Professor, Community Health (School of Nursing)

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 534394
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

San Francisco State University, Department/School of Nursing offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Community Health beginning August 7, 2024.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests may include but are not necessarily limited to: the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on health outcomes; global imperatives to dismantle structures of racism that inhibit health equity; social justice advocacy; and, population-focused, culturally responsive, practice-based and intervention-driven research focused on intersectionality and/or underserved and marginalized populations. Scholarship may also include health promotion, wellness, disease and injury prevention, informatics, and multi-modal methods of chronic disease management at the population level as well as use of the social ecological model with emphasis on upstream interventions as one of the theoretical underpinnings.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.

Required qualifications

• Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal academic degree in nursing or a related field (Ed.D., DNP).
• Candidates must be eligible for or have an active, unencumbered RN license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
• Candidates must have a strong background in public/community health work.
• Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching.
• Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring nursing students, particularly from minoritized and underserved communities. They must have a commitment to equity in teaching and the promotion of diversity.
• Candidates must have strong communication, writing, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be able to work and communicate effectively and collaboratively, and show evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality.
• Candidates must have an active record of and demonstrate excellence in scholarship related to their specialty area.
• Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to service or research activities that engage underrepresented communities within the discipline.
• Candidates must have experience or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural or interprofessional communication and collaboration.
• Candidates are preferred who have research interests that contribute to diversity and equity within the discipline and healthcare sphere.

About San Francisco State UniversitySF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective. Mission StatementSan Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more: About the School of NursingThe School of Nursing educates and empowers nurses to be agents of change to transform health care. We commit to co-create change by deconstructing, disrupting, and dismantling systems of oppression through the nursing profession. We have over 50 years of experience in nursing education and offer a wide range of nursing programs. We have programs that will assist the student to become a professional nurse with a BSN and programs that will assist experienced nurses to continue with specialized advanced practice. We currently have over 500 students advancing through our six programs.
Our faculty includes skilled clinicians and advanced practice registered nurses as well as outstanding scholars and educators. Faculty have designed rigorous curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with innovative classroom, clinical, simulation and community experiences to prepare our students to promote health and alleviate suffering for the global community of the 21st century. Responsibilities:The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in community health, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is$92,000 to $94,000 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $92,004 to $93,996 annually.($7,667 to $7,833 per month) Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California.Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work ( Professional development funds, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits. Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, upload the following materials: 1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.
4. Samples of published papers or other scholarly works.
5. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Elaine Musselman, Department Coordinator at CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( ).

Advertised: December 06, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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