Assistant/Associate Professor in Salivary Bioscience - Public Health & Psychology and Social Behavi

Irvine, CA
Feb 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • College of Health Sciences - Public Health


    Open December 12th, 2016 through March 31st, 2017


    The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (PSB) and Program in Public Health (PH) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Salivary Bioscience. The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology, public health or a related field.

    The candidate's substantive interests and expertise should contribute broadly to aspects of psychology and population health that are the focus of each of the two recruiting units. Areas of specialization in PSB include affective science, developmental psychology, health psychology, and/or social or personality psychology and, the use of salivary biomarkers in the broad areas of population health, locally, nationally and globally. Areas of specialization in PH include epidemiology, environmental health, and sociocultural diversity and health.

    We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship emphasizes the use of salivary biomarkers to address theory-driven questions about issues such as the role of stress in mental and physical illness in diverse developmental, social, and environmental contexts; the health effects of discrimination, poverty, and exposure to violence; child abuse and maltreatment; health risk behavior; emotions and emotional disorders; interpersonal processes, including social support, conflict, and rejection; developmental psychopathology; traumatic experiences, including community-wide traumas such as mass violence and natural disasters; and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce mental and physical health risks. Research in substantive areas could also include infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease, such as cancer, diabetes, genomic epidemiology, exposure assessment, aging, infant mortality, pregnancy, child development, and social or health disparities. Candidates with substantial research experience using salivary biomarkers in a low-income country or community setting are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are also encouraged from candidates who can contribute to biomarker discovery and measurement.

    Applicants should have an outstanding record of research commensurate with rank, a record of extramural funding, and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring. Successful applicants will contribute to a broader, interdisciplinary initiative in salivary bioscience at UCI, and will collaborate with other faculty members and research scientists affiliated with a newly established UCI Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research ( Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please log onto UC Irvine's recruitment site located at:

    Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Research
    4. Statement of Teaching
    5. Three letters of recommendations uploaded electronically
    6. Statement of Contributions to Diversity This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and Inclusion

    Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

    ABOUT US: The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine offer BA and Ph.D. degrees. The department of Psychology and Social Behavior offers graduate specialization in developmental psychology, health psychology, social/personality psychology, and affective science. A graduate concentration in psychology and law is offered and a specialization in clinical and prevention sciences is in progress. More information about the department is available at The Program in Public Health at UC Irvine, established in 2003, is rapidly growing and offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in environmental health, epidemiology, sociocultural diversity and health, and a new emphasis in biostatistics. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available at

    Our faculty bring a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior and sensitivity to the relevance of our research to individual and social problems. The faculty also share a strong commitment to training students in theory, field and laboratory research methods, and advanced statistical techniques. The University of California, Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system and is ranked among the top 10 public Universities in North America. With approximately 30,000 students, over 1,100 faculty members, and highly ranked programs in many areas, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration.
    Job location Irvine, CA


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research
    • Statement of Teaching
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    3-5 letters of reference required


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