The School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position (9-month state supported salary) at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Health (Toxicology). This position will be part of the Division of Environmental Health in the School of Public Health.
The SDSU SPH is ranked in the top 25 in the nation and is an accredited School of Public Health by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Division of Environmental Health offers an MPH in Environmental Health, an MS in Environmental Health Sciences, and supports the core curriculum of the SPH. The PhD in Public Health in Global Health and in Epidemiology in the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Public Health is offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). There are ample opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborative research with departments across SDSU such as Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Chemistry, Nursing, Social Work, Environmental Engineering as well as with Global Health, Public Health and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty at UCSD. There are also many opportunities to collaborate with industry partners in the vibrant San Diego pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
The Position: The selected individual will be a full-time faculty member supporting the MPH in Environmental Health, the MS in Environmental Health Sciences, and the PhD in Public Health, concentration Global Health and concentration Epidemiology programs. This individual will have the opportunity to enhance a curriculum in the area of toxicology. In this position, they will continue to build their research program and seek external funding. The faculty will teach required and elective graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of Toxicology and Public Health. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development and supervision of PhD dissertations and master’s theses. Applicants should have training in laboratory-based toxicology and this should be a research area of focus. Applicants will have a record of research in the area of toxicology, as well as possess robust teaching abilities.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
Qualifications: Candidates for this full-time, state-supported tenure-track position should possess a PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, biomedical sciences, environmental health sciences, or in a related discipline. To expand our growing program, we especially encourage individuals: with a laboratory-based program of research, especially those using in vitro models, including organotypic or organoid cultures, or microphysiological systems. In addition we encourage individuals with a background in pulmonary, dermal, or immunotoxicology and with practical experience and/or experience with the drug development process.
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy at least 3 of the 8 criteria from the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program at SDSU. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic / scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group; (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter which BIE criteria you meet. Candidates should have a strong scholarly record. Preference will be given to candidates conducting laboratory-based research. Candidates should have evidence of success in securing extramural funding or potential to secure extramural funding.
SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego, uniquely situated only 30 minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border on Kumeyaay land. Our community is fully committed to excellent teaching, meaningful research and service to our regional community and others we serve throughout the state, across the nation and internally.