Health Sciences (10703BR)

California State University - Fullerton, CA4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $71,000 a year

Mental Health and Substance Use

The Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in Mental Health/Substance Use. The Department (with over 1,500 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors) offers a B.S. in Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and global health), and a Master of Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health, and gerontological health). The Department offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, Center for Cancer Disparities Research, and the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center. Visit the Department of Public Health ( and University ( websites for additional information about our programs, offerings, and faculty.

The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching undergraduate and graduate public health courses, including but not limited to content on mental health and/or substance use; augmenting department curricular content in these areas; research, scholarly, and/or creative activities focusing on mental health and/or substance use; and service to the department and profession. These responsibilities generally include: advising students; participating in campus and system-wide committees; maintaining office hours; working collaboratively and productively with colleagues; and participating in academic functions. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, ongoing commitment to research, refereed publications, and substantial service to the department, college, university, broader profession, and community.

The Department of Public Health is committed and strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Required Qualifications

The appointee must have:
  • An earned doctorate in public health, or in a related field (e.g., psychology, medicine, nursing, sociology, anthropology, social work, neuroscience) with additional public health training or experience in the mental health field by time of appointment;
  • Commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated ability to teach courses in public health to students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students;
  • Focused ongoing scholarly and creative activity in mental health, substance use, and/or prevention and intervention research with the goal of addressing mental health or substance use disparities and/or improving mental health or substance use outcomes in clearly defined priority populations. Persons conducting research on either mental health or substance use in a public health context are encouraged to apply; and those whose research focuses on the intersections between mental health and substance use are particularly encouraged;
  • Demonstrated record of publications and presentations and potential for obtaining external grants and funding;
  • The ability to create and maintain research ties with diverse communities;
  • Potential for leadership activities in professional associations and communities;
  • The ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment with diverse faculty, staff, students, and community; and
  • The ability to actively contribute through service to both the university and the highly diverse surrounding community.
Preferred Qualifications
The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in mental health and/or substance use to help address issues such as access to care; stigma; addiction; incarceration; violence, suicidality; non-suicidal self-harm; psychological and behavioral disorders; links among mental health, substance use, and other noncommunicable and infectious diseases; and related prevention and intervention strategies. Demonstrated interest in teaching courses relevant to these topics, as well as in other public health areas, is also preferred. Professional certified health education specialist (CHES) certification is desired, but not required.

A background check (including a criminal record 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and may have opportunities to teach in the summer session for additional salary. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care, based on the availability of openings; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
August 2019

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10703BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

(1) A letter of intent addressing the Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience, service, and a brief overview of research agenda;
(2) A diversity statement (see instructions below);
(3) A curriculum vitae;
(4) Graduate transcripts;
(5) Student evaluations of teaching and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
(6) Representative samples of scholarship;
(7) Three letters of reference (see instructions below).

Your diversity statement should provide an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area.

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three references who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Jie Weiss, Search Committee Chair, at

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin November 26th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.