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Associate Dean for Research and Professor in Public Health

Recruitment Period

Open May 4th, 2020 through Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Associate Dean for Research and Professor in Public Health
The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, is seeking applicants for Associate Director for Research in the Program of Public Health, to become Associate Dean for Research as we transition to the planned School of Population and Public Health. The successful candidate will also be appointed to the faculty of the program/school, at the rank of full Professor with tenure.

Qualifications include an outstanding extramurally funded research program, and experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral students. Relevant leadership experience such as service as Chair or Director of a successful department or research unit, Principal Investigator of a program project/center grant, or equivalent experience is highly desirable. All applicants must have a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, or MD), as well as a strong record of research accomplishments and publications.

The associate dean will have the opportunity to shape and expand the School of Public Health through building and improving our research infrastructure, targeted recruitment of high impact faculty members, investments to support growth in extramural research grants, and articulating a vision that inspires philanthropic funding. The associate dean will demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, and strong support for transdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration in health research.

The planned School of Population and Public Health will be home to four Departments:
• Population Health and Disease Prevention (an existing department within the Program in
Public Health)
• Epidemiology and Biostatistics (an existing department moving from School of Medicine)
• Environmental and Occupational Health (a new department)
• Health, Society, and Behavior (a new department)

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

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 Current and Future Research Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Contact information to request three reference letters
  6. Statement of Contributions to Diversity - This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants will be evaluated on how they will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence [].

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, and was recently ranked among the top 40 schools and programs in public health in the country by U.S. News and World Report. 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


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required