Assistant Professor in Dissemination and Implementation Science, San Diego State University

Jan 23,2021 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

Location: San Diego, California
Deadline: Application review will begin Monday March 1st, and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks an Assistant Professor with expertise in Dissemination and Implementation Science (D&I) in public health with a focus on the Black, African American, AfroLatinx, African immigrant/refugee or African diaspora populations in the U.S. This new faculty member will join a vibrant faculty and school that offers degree programs for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The faculty member will teach, develop/maintain an independent program of research, and obtain extramural funding. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, thesis and dissertation supervision, and field practice supervision. The SPH is ranked in the top 25 in the nation. See our website for more information.


Possess a doctoral degree in Public Health, Human Development or an allied field such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Health Sciences or related fields. Possess expertise in at least one of the following areas: 1) dissemination and implementation science involving Black, African American, AfroLatinx, African immigrant/refugee or African diaspora populations in the U.S. (e.g., methods to promote the systematic uptake of proven strategies into routine practice to promote health and well-being); 2) research on structural racism; and/or, 3) community partnered research to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. Possess strong research potential as evidenced by an appropriate history of publication in top-tier refereed journals and receipt of independent funding. Demonstrated ability or potential to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate (masters and doctoral) courses in Public Health. Commitment to community driven research within the diverse local San Diego or Southern California communities.

The SPH 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. 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.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. The 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.

SDSU strives to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.


To apply, please upload the following application materials to

  1. a current curriculum vitae,
  2. a cover letter (not exceeding 3 pages, single spaced) that summarizes: (a) the applicant’s pertinent experience relevant to the position; (b) a description of the applicant’s teaching (specify past courses and levels taught, and include a teaching philosophy); and (c) discusses how the applicant meets two of the BIE criteria (see; and,
  3. three letters of recommendation.