Founding Dean, School of Population Health

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  • College of Health Sciences - Public Health


    Open date: July 13th, 2018

    Next review date: September 14th, 2018
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: October 16th, 2018
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    The Founding Dean will find an extraordinary opportunity to bring the School of Population Health to national prominence. The dean must be operationally astute, highly knowledgeable about opportunities in population health research, and familiar with recent advances and challenges in all disciplines of public health research and practice. The dean will have the opportunity to shape and expand the School through targeted recruitment of high impact faculty members, investments to support growth in extramural research grants, and articulating a vision that inspires philanthropic funding. The dean will demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for integrative health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.
    The Founding Dean for the future School of Population Health will report to Dr. Alan Goldin, Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, and to Dr. Enrique Lavernia, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. UC Irvine abides by the principle of shared governance between the administration and the academic senate.

    Qualified candidates will possess a relevant terminal degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, DPH) and be eligible for appointment as a full professor. The chosen candidate will demonstrate a record of scholarly activity with national and/or international recognition and leadership in academia and/or public service.

    The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of interest that highlights the applicant's personal vision for the opportunity and relevant leadership experience, (3) a detailed diversity statement describing past activities that promote diversity and inclusion and plans to make future contributions, and (4) three to five professional references, including telephone numbers and email addresses.

    UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in its faculty, student and staff populations, as well as in its teaching, research and public service endeavors. Please visit for more information about UCI's commitment to inclusive excellence.

    For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by September 14, 2018 through the Academic Personnel Systems for the University of California, Irvine

    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.
    Job location Irvine, CA


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    Posted: 9/13/2018
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