Assistant Professor - California State University Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, CA

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017

Department: Environmental & Occupational Health
Faculty Hire Number: 18-29
Effective Date of Appointment: August 22, 2018
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

About the University:
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to traditionally underserved students and enrolls the largest number of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the College:
The College of Health and Human Development (HHD) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is committed to student success. We are proud of our diverse faculty and staff. We have 50 staff members and a faculty of over 350 full- and part-time academic professionals who provide and support education, advising and mentorship opportunities to over 7,600 students enrolled in courses on campus and online.

Through nine academic departments, we offer 11 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs as well as self-supporting programs through the Tseng College of Graduate, International and Midcareer Education and two credentials in partnership with the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Our academic disciplines share the common objective of improving the quality of human life throughout the lifespan. Our graduates manage services and also work directly with the community. Study programs are enriched through internships, service-learning experiences, multiple touchpoints for advising, and a campus environment that is inclusive and active. CSUN HHD attracts and engages students from around the corner and around the world. Learn more:

About the Department:
The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Department is devoted to understanding the relationship between human health and the environment. With well over 200 majors, we are the largest accredited EOH program in the nation. These numbers are essential for addressing the unfolding workforce crisis in environmental and occupational health. In terms of total numbers, we are also the most diverse accredited EOH program in the nation. In a profession that values our ability to communicate with the public, diversity matters. The program emphasizes the study of the chemical, physical and biological factors that affect human health and environmental quality. The curriculum provides the basic knowledge and training required for professional careers in the field of community environmental health and industrial hygiene. The curriculum is also excellent preparation for a career in medicine, dentistry, or optometry.

CSUN's Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Doctoral degree in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) or a closely related field is required from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by August 22, 2018. Candidate must demonstrate commitment and ability to effectively teach, mentor and work with a diverse student population. Professional experience and/or publications in an Environmental and Occupational Health discipline is desirable. Example areas include administration, air quality, food safety, industrial hygiene, microbiology, hazardous waste management, EOH program management, research design, risk analysis, toxicology, vector control, and water quality. REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist) or CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) credentials are desirable. Evidence of on-going research activity and potential to secure external funding to support research and publication is desired. Experience in student advisement is desirable. Experience with on-line teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable. Ability to develop and offer on-line courses or to utilize other instructional technologies is highly desirable.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Advise and teach a diverse population of undergraduate and/or graduate majors and students, establish an active research program, guide student research projects, and provide service to the university and professional organizations. Depending on individual expertise, teaching areas for example may include: administration, air quality, food safety, graduate research seminars, industrial hygiene, microbiology, hazardous waste and materials management, EOH program management, research design, risk analysis, toxicology, vector control, and water quality. The successful candidate should conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and possibly on-line.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin January 8, 2018. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on student success including a diversity statement, and a list of references with contact information. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at (818) 677-2101.