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Posted: Thursday, July 11th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor of Health Sciences (Bioethics/Health Humanities)
DEADLINE: Friday, November 1st, 2019
LOCATION: California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA, United States
CONTACT: Arnab Mukherjea
TELEPHONE: 15108854770
The link to the position can be found at:

This tenure-track position requires specialized training and/or experience in the fields of bioethics or health humanities. We have a strong preference for candidates whose research in bioethics and/or health humanities focuses on climate change, and issues of human health and the environment. In particular, we seek candidates whose work explores the implications of environmental determinants and how it influences or complicates underlying values and assumptions in
health-related fields. While the focus of this work can be clinical or rooted in population health, candidates should be knowledgeable in both areas. Candidates who explore the implications of these changes on marginalized communities and the implications for issues of health equity are particularly sought.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach one or more core courses such as Bioethics, Health Humanities, or Health Law as well as teach and design elective courses. The successful candidate will
also be expected to lead efforts in the Department in the development of additional courses and programs both within the Department and in collaboration with other departments that focus on the
implications of human-driven changes to the environment and/or climate change on human health. In addition, the successful candidate should be familiar with and willing to teach courses using problem-based learning methodology. Applicants should note that teaching assignments at Cal State East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have
advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

The Department of Health Sciences seeks candidates who are aligned with its mission of building knowledge and skills necessary to practice in both population health and clinical settings. Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate no later than the effective date of the
appointment. The Committee will also consider candidates with degrees in medicine (e.g., MD or DO) or doctorates in law (e.g., JD) who have training and experience in bioethics and humanities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate either successful teaching experience at the university level or promise in this area. The undergraduate major in Health Sciences employs a new curriculum based on problem-based learning; the Department seeks innovative and enthusiastic candidates to help build on this pedagogical foundation. It also prefers candidates with experience in course design, curriculum
development, blended learning, case-based instruction, and an ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.

Applicants who demonstrate a record of scholarly activity and an interest in environmental issues, climate change, or the Anthropocene and their impacts on human health from the perspective of their
field (e.g., bioethics, health humanities, or related fields of health law) are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate potential to secure extramurally funded research and must propose a strong research

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, and community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants
must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity.

This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in
accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program
supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Review of completed applications will start on October 1, 2019 and will
continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications noted in the position announcement and a current curriculum vitae via Interfolio (see
“Apply”). Applicants must also provide a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how s/he would engage with a diverse student population with regard to teaching, research, mentoring, and
advising. Each applicant should also provide representative evaluations of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 recent publications that reflect his/her research agenda and substantive expertise. Three letters of
recommendation from a supervisor/colleague in an academic or professional setting, dissertation or thesis committee member, and/or research collaborator are also required for a full application packet.
Any questions about the application process may be directed to:

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform
and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, California State University, East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status,
marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning
environment for its diverse student body.

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