College of Health & Human Services


Department of Public Health

Associate or Full Professor (with Tenure)

Starting Date:

August, 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in a public health field or related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application. Candidates with a doctorate in a related discipline must possess a record of teaching and research in public health.
2) Evidence of experience teaching public health courses in one or more of the following areas:  community health, environmental health, health services/policy, or epidemiology/ biostatistics.
3) Evidence of scholarly publications and a sustained research program.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
2) Demonstrated research productivity on the health and healthcare of diverse, urban populations.
3) Documented experience with community engagement and/or service learning.
4) Evidence of service in professional organizations and associations.
5) Evidence of MCHES and CPH certification.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

The College:

The Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services includes schools of Nursing, Social Work, Kinesiology and Nutrition, and departments of Public Health, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, and Child and Family Studies. The schools and departments offers a wide variety of specialized courses including courses in  audiology, child, development, community health, community leadership, criminal justice, criminalistics, environmental health, exercise and human performance, food science and technology, forensic mental health, nursing, nutritional science, parenting, physical education, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, social work and speech-language pathology.

The Department:

The Department of Public Health has over 800 majors. It offers a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. As of Fall 2019, the department will offer two options; community health and health communication. The Department also offers an MPH in Urban Public Health.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit:
1) Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Application review will begin immediately. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2018.  Position will remain open until filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: wzelman@calstatela.edu, Please type “Department of Public Health Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the Search Committee Chair (Walter Zelman) at: wzelman@calstatela.edu or 323-343-4635.

Note: 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 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.