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Assistant Professor - Environmental and Occupational Health 23-35

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 6/02/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Environmental and Occupational Health 23-35

Department: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Faculty Hire Number: #23-35

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2023 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: $77,900 - $86,100 (Dependent upon qualifications)

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.

For more information about the University, visit:

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 6,500 students enrolled in courses on campus and online. This number includes over a hundred doctoral students as of the fall 2020 semester. Through nine academic departments, we offer 11 undergraduate and 12 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 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. We are the College of Life. For more information about the College of Health and Human Development, see:
About the Department:
The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Department is devoted to understanding the relationship between human health and the environment. With 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, and other health-related professional graduate programs. For more information about the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, see:
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Environmental and Occupational Health at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate, depending on individual expertise, can be asked to teach topics in environmental and occupational health, including EOH administration, air quality, food safety, industrial hygiene, environmental microbiology, hazardous waste and materials management, EOH program management, environmental sustainability, research methods and design, risk analysis, toxicology, vector control, housing, and water quality, and have research interests in an area related to EOH. In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.
Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

  • Doctoral degree in environmental and/or occupational health or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required. ABD candidates will be considered, but doctorate must be conferred before August 23, 2023.
  • Research experience in environmental and/or occupational health or a closely related field.
  • California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification or ability (by education and work experience) and willingness to obtain such certification.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience in OR understanding of using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience in OR understanding of creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Research/Lab experience OR understanding of working in research labs with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in OR understanding of adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • Evidence of an on-going research program

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement on achieving student success, and (4) the names of three referees who can address the candidate's teaching, research, and service qualifications to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, professional work samples, and work produced through student mentoring.

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

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.

As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

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 office of Environmental and Occupational Health at [Register to View] .

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