San Diego State University

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - Cancer and Cancer Disparities, Environmental Health, Obesity / Physical Activity / Nutrition Science

San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to hire nine tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor rank with expertise in the areas of Cancer and Cancer Disparities, Obesity, Physical Activity or Nutrition Science, and Environmental Health to begin fall 2022. These positions are part of a cluster of 11 faculty being hired at SDSU and SDSU Imperial Valley and are at the core of the SDSU FUERTE (Faculty Unified towards Excellence in Research and Transformational Engagement) program which is funded by the National Institutes of Health FIRST program (NIH Award Number: U54CA267789). The SDSU Imperial Valley tenure and tenure-track faculty hires will hold joint appointment status with SDSU Imperial Valley, the School of Public Health, and the College of Health and Human Services. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree.

SDSU seeks to recruit a diverse cohort of colleagues from a broad range of disciplines and academic and research backgrounds in the area of cancer and cancer disparities, environmental health, obesity / physical activity / nutrition science research. SDSU FUERTE is committed to elevating the health and wellbeing of Latinx and other underrepresented communities through support of a diverse research workforce. A commitment to working with diverse groups (e.g., Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQI, etc.) through research, teaching, mentoring, and service is required.

Assistant Professor Positions:

Candidates must have a research and funding record of accomplishment that demonstrates their potential ability to establish a clear program of research and high potential for success in securing extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health. A history of experience with extramural funding from federal agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD, HRSA, CDC, USDA, etc.) is preferred. Ideally, candidates would have experience conducting research in interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary environments. SDSU and the FUERTE program will provide structured faculty development to assist faculty in achieving success as independent researchers.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic - Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. To this spirit, candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in a separate diversity statement in the application of how they meet at least two (2) of these criteria.

Candidates should submit: cover letter, diversity statement (i.e., commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. For the Cancer and Cancer Disparities and Obesity / Physical Activity / Nutrition Sciences positions, candidates should indicate in their application cover letter the department or school at SDSU that they believe is best suited for their academic training and expertise.

Please use the following links to view the full job announcements:

Cancer and Cancer Disparities

Environmental Health

Obesity / Physical Activity / Nutrition Sciences

Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin December 15, 2021. For additional inquiries or questions, please contact Dr. Mark B. Reed ( or Dr. María Luisa Zúñiga (

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Last updated: 2021-12-13