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Assistant Professor of Public Health Education and Promotion

Apply now Job no: 511544
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Classification:  Academic Year Faculty
Priority Screening Date:   September 1, 2022
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled
Appointment Date:  Spring 2023 / Fall 2023

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.

The Health, Human Services and Public Policy (HHSPP) Department is home to the Collaborative Health and Human Services (CHHS) Bachelor of Science degree program. CHHS is an interdisciplinary degree with concentrations in public administration, public health and/or social work. The Department offers five minor degree programs: Community Health Education, Environmental Health Policy, International Health Policy, Nonprofit Management, and Social Work. 

The mission of the HHSPP is to educate future health and human services professionals, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. We accomplish this through innovative pedagogy, interdisciplinary applied research, and engaged scholarship. Driven by a commitment to equity, social justice, and ethical practice, we work collaboratively with community-based organizations and public agencies to support students in becoming effective leaders of social change.

We welcome applicants who are committed to supporting student success and actively participating in engaged scholarship practices. We are seeking an outstanding teacher/mentor/scholar who is a creative thinker and who demonstrates a commitment to: departmental growth, interprofessional/interdisciplinary education, cultural humility, and serving a diverse student population.


  • Teaching undergraduate courses in the Collaborative Health and Human Services program
  • Employing innovative teaching and learning techniques that engage students in the use of technology, hands-on experience, and problem solving through in-person, hybrid, online and community-based learning experiences
  • Developing relationships with local and regional community leaders in the public and non-profit sectors for applied research projects
  • Developing and maintaining research, scholarly, and creative activities leading to the dissemination of knowledge
  • Participating in service to the department, college, university, and community, including curriculum assessment, strategic planning, and the development of new programs (e.g., the planned Masters of Public Health program)
  • Collaborating with department colleagues in the evolution of an interdisciplinary undergraduate health and human services curriculum


  • Doctoral degree in health education and promotion, public health, or related field from an accredited university by time of appointment
  • Evidence of (or potential for) effective teaching in health education, health promotion program planning, program evaluation, and/or research methods
  • Evidence of an applied research agenda and publication/presentation record 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor ethnically and culturally diverse students 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social equity/change


  • Bilingual (Spanish-English)
  • Experience developing and teaching online and hybrid courses
  • Experience working with historically excluded and/or low-income communities
  • Professional and leadership experience in the public health and/or nonprofit public health and/or healthcare sectors
  • Preferred areas of expertise include: health equity, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, research methods, intersection between public health and social services, or health and social policy
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) 
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g., grants, projects, training programs) with public administration and public health disciplines
  • Experience with community-based participatory research methods
  • Commitment to providing interprofessional educational opportunities


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  For more information, visit: CSU Benefits Summary.  Additionally, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

A completed application will consist of:

  1. Completed CSUMB Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.   We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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