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Kinesiology & Public Health Tenure Track Faculty - Public Health - California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Position: Kinesiology & Public Health Tenure Track Faculty - Public Health
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Posted: August 28, 2018

Job Description / Duties

DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA is accepting applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure track position for Assistant Professor of Public Health, beginning September 12, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required: Doctorate in Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Medical Anthropology or closely related field. Preferred: University teaching experience and Certified Health Education Specialist or CHES/MCHES eligible. Research, publication, and external funding history within one of the following fields: health disparities, immigrant health, acculturation and health literacy, global health, obesity/diabetes prevention, and/or environmental and policy change. Further department information can be found at or contact Bob Clark, Search Committee Chair, Log on to WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG for application details and to complete an online faculty application; submit to Requisition #104973. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered. EEO.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Community Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Medical Anthropology, or closely related field. Ability to teach the following courses: undergraduate-level global health, multicultural health, and research methods in public health settings. Must also be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: undergraduate-level behavioral epidemiology; stress, health, and chronic illness; injury prevention, general education health education; or women's health. Ability to supervise undergraduate student research, demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and to involving undergraduate students in research, and develop and maintain scholarly activities leading to publication or other external validation.

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Employer Profile

Currently, the department has eleven tenure-track and tenured professors, three full-time lecturers, and 25 part-time lecturers. The department serves approximately 500 majors. In addition to our standing B.S. in Kinesiology program, we launch the new BS in Public Health program enrolling the first cohort of students in the Fall of 2018. The desired candidate will teach within the BS in Public Health program and help to further develop and grow the program. The department's website is

Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 19,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Situated on 1,321 acres, 155 of which make up the campus core, Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.

Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.