Assistant Professor of Public Health

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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 1/5/2017

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Merced, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree



Open August 12th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017


The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant (tenure-track) level with expertise in Health Policy. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join a new Public Health Program and the newest University of California campus. We are particularly interested in adding a faculty member who conducts policy research on issues relevant to health conditions with high prevalence in the San Joaquin Valley (e.g., asthma/air quality, violence, obesity/physical activity, food security, diabetes, smoking, pesticide exposure). We seek scholars with the desire to develop an active research and teaching agenda that builds upon the existing strengths at UC Merced.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach key courses in Public Health at the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate is expected to work with faculty to develop research initiatives including pursuit of external funding, involve undergraduates/graduate students in research projects, and provide meaningful contributions to the growth of a program in Public Health.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field such as Public Health, Health Policy, Political Science, Sociology or Anthropology prior to the position start date.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than January 3, 2017, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to five writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than January 3, 2017.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Nancy J. Burke at

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.


Merced, CA


More information about this recruitment:




Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Contributions to Diversity Statement - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Letters of Reference

Writing Sample #1 (Optional)

Writing Sample #2 (Optional)

Writing Sample #3 (Optional)

Writing Sample #4 (Optional)

Writing Sample #5 (Optional)


3 letters of reference required