One tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is available for individuals with strong background in biostatistics and epidemiology.  Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for excellence in one or more research area relating to Health Data, Health Disparities/Health Equity, Chronic and Infectious Diseases, Community-engaged Research, Prevention Interventions, or similar areas of research.  Individuals are encouraged to describe all areas for which they have demonstrated expertise.  Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate (e.g., PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD, etc.) in Public Health or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2023). The candidate should have a demonstrated record of success in teaching and research commensurate with the qualifications for Assistant Professor at CSUSM. Experience in teaching, research, or other creative activities, and the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus are required. Candidate must have experience working with college-level students and practical experience in preparing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to teach and apply biostatistics and epidemiology toward one of our offered concentrations in health promotion and health education or global health.  Ability to collaborate with other faculty to develop, implement, and evaluate community-engaged research and service learning projects is highly preferable. Preference is given to applicants with demonstrated multicultural intelligence and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service.


Key tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Serves as classroom faculty and teaches graduate core and concentration courses, including those with a focus in biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • Works with faculty and staff to assist in the development of overall plans and strategies for the public health department.
  • Serves as chair or member of theses or graduate capstone project committees.
  • Collaborates with faculty in academic advisement, mentoring, and counseling of students and in the coordination of practicum and integrative learning experiences.
  • Facilitates faculty and student exchanges in public health research including grant applications for external funding.
  • Participates in communications with community partners/collaborators, community leaders, and scholars.
  • Serves on program, school, college and/or university committees at CSUSM.

About California State University San Marcos


Building on an innovative 30-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos, the University is just a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and an hour from the U.S.-Mexico border. CSUSM enrollment is over 16,000 and the university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

California State University San Marcos is located in northern San Diego County and offers beautiful beaches, an hour drive to the mountains and desert, a downtown nightlife, world-class shopping, and more all within a short trip from campus!

About Our Program

The Master of Public Health program at California State University San Marcos prepares students as practitioners of public health and as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations. Graduates are well-prepared to succeed in positions as public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector. Instructional faculty are leading teachers and researchers in the field of public health as well as local practitioners in specialized fields comprising each of the option areas. The program’s rich and diverse curriculum provides students with the concrete tools they need to operate competently in the field after they graduate.

The 42-unit MPH is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of every student. The program admits two times a year, Fall and Spring, keeping class sizes small and promoting greater personal attention. Hybrid format with courses that start every 8 weeks and are conducted two evenings a week.

The MPH Program is committed to the following specific goals for all students:

  • To train public health professionals in the core competencies of public health and in areas of concentration.
  • To engage students and faculty in public health research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the prevention, management and resolution of public health challenges.
  • To provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage in professional and community based services for public health leadership and workforce development.