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Assistant Professor of Health Disparities / Health Psychology

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Assistant Professor of Health Disparities / Health Psychology

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Health Psychology or closely related field in Health Disparities.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to Health Disparities / Health Psychology. 
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and mentoring at the college level. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active program of research in the area of Health Disparities / Health Psychology. 
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Research emphasis in chronic disease (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, etc.) prevention, intervention, and/or basic science with the aim of improving the health status of racial and ethnic minority, low-income, and other underserved populations. 
  • Research expertise in utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to improve health outcomes from a biopsychosocial perspective (i.e., examining how biological, psychological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors contribute to physical health and illness).
  • Ability to establish and maintain research ties to underserved communities. 
  • Experience in or potential for generating external grant funding. 
  • Excellence in teaching, mentoring, student-centered research, and diversity issues in higher education and research.  
  • Ability to involve undergraduate and graduate students in faculty-directed research and/or mentor undergraduate and graduate students in independent research. 
  • Experience in or demonstrated potential for service to the department, university, community, and profession.



Teach undergraduate and master’s level graduate courses in Health Disparities / Health Psychology.  May teach and develop other courses within the candidate’s area of specialization.  Establish an independent research program, maintain an active research lab, and engage in research, scholarly and creative activities in the area of Health Disparities / Health Psychology leading to publication.  Supervise students in research activities including undergraduate projects and Master’s theses.  Participate in significant service to the department, college, university, and community. 


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 



Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (at least one page, single-spaced).
    [In this statement, please include your training, experience, and success in communicating effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse communities.
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Two additional separate statements addressing: 1) Teaching philosophy and skills, including teaching portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries); 2) Research interests and skills and a statement of current and future research plans.
  • A maximum of three reprints and/or preprints of published manuscripts with a detailed description of personal contributions to each publication.
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.


All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Health Disparities Search Committee

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Psychology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA  90840-0901


Please address all other inquiries to:

Sheri Hale

(562) 985-5003 or Email:



Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 9, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer