Assistant and Associate Professor of Public Health- Salivary Bioscience

  • College of Health Sciences - Public Health


    Open May 10th, 2017 through September 29th, 2017


    The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health is recruiting two full-time, nine-month salaried, positions, one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor and one tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. We seek candidates engaged in the application or development of the use of salivary biomarkers in the broad areas of population health, ranging from community health to global health. Although not limited to the following areas, we are interested in candidates whose research is focused on chronic or infectious disease epidemiology, aging and neurologic disorders, exposure assessment, infant mortality, pregnancy, child development, and social or health disparities. Candidates with substantial research experience using salivary biomarkers in community settings focused on cancer prevention and control 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, evidence of the ability to obtain independent or collaborative 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 ( A doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in a public health-related field, research excellence, and university teaching experience are required.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

    Application Procedure:
    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.

    In the statement of research, we encourage candidates to describe how their scholarship aligns with the innovative cluster hiring program of Salivary Bioscience ( faculty), a newly created, cross-disciplinary group at UCI that uses non-invasive salivary biomarkers in their research.

    UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 29,000 students, 1,100 faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available on our web site at

    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.
    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)
    4 letters of reference required


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