Environmental Health and Safety Assistant/Associate Professor

California State University, Fresno logoCompany:  California State University, Fresno

Location:  Fresno, CA

Date Posted:  November 7, 2017

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Environmental Health and Safety Assistant/Associate Professor

About the Position

California State University, Fresno
College of Health and Human Services
Department of Public Health
Vacancy # 13368

Environmental Health and Safety
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

The Department of Public Health at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Health and Safety at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank with a fall 2018 start date. The successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in Public Health and possibly some graduate courses in the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program. Teaching responsibilities will focus on the Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety option with emphasis in 1) Environmental Health -Water Safety, 2) Vector Control, Food Protection, Solid/Liquid Waste Management, Housing and Institutions, and Hazardous Materials Management and Under Ground Tanks. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. Other duties will include, but not be limited to: advising undergraduate students, graduate project and thesis advisement, participating in program development, and actively engaging in research and committee service at all levels of university governance. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in an online learning environment and encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction.

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to promote, preserve, and restore health. This is accomplished by educating undergraduate and graduate students to be effective leaders and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels. The Department of Public Health offers curricula based on principles of public health practices leading to a Bachelor of Science degree at the undergraduate level and a Master of Public Health Degree. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Master of Public Health (MPH) are designed to prepare students for careers with official and voluntary health agencies at the federal, state, or local levels of government as well as the private sector. The options are designed to provide basic education for careers in environmental health, industrial hygiene, community health, public health, occupational health and the allied health professions.


Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D. or DrPH) in Environmental/Occupational Health or related field is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates with doctorates in a related field are required to have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental/Occupational Health and a strong science background. Candidates nearing completion of a doctorate program (ABD) may be considered; however, for continued employment in a tenure-track position the doctorate must be completed by 8/16/2018. Qualifying degrees must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires a substantially higher level of experience and accomplishment in teaching and scholarly productivity than that required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Required Experience: The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years public health experience. Professional certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in California is required within 2 years of appointment to a tenure track position. To determine your eligibility or to see what the requirements are for the certification please visit:

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Preferred Qualifications: An active participation or leadership role in the profession of environmental health field and water quality/safety or relevant professional organizations is highly desirable. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. Candidates with a history of attracting external funding are preferred. Collaboration with related agencies is highly desirable.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2018 or until the position is filled. Submit online application at and attach the following materials: 1) cover letter addressing qualifications and experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names/contact information for three references. The following will be required of candidates invited to an on-campus visit and must be received within three weeks of the invitation: official transcripts and three current letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to: Dr. Jaymin Kwon, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Public Health; 2345 East San Ramon Avenue M/S MH30, Fresno, CA 93740-8031; Phone: 559.278.4014, Fax: 559.278.4179; E-mail:

Other: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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