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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position (Open Rank), Public Health Nutrition

Application Window

Open date: February 9, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

We are building capacity in public health nutrition and seek a candidate with expertise in any area of this field. The applicant’s expertise could include but is not limited to identifying the social, cultural, economic, environmental, biological or institutional factors that contribute to the risk of under- or over-nutrition among diverse populations; designing or evaluating diet or nutrition-related behavioral interventions; designing or evaluating health programs/systems or nutrition-related health policies that aim to reduce health disparities and improve the overall health of populations.

Applicants interested in working with local, under-resourced communities in Orange County, CA to reduce health disparities are especially encouraged to apply.

The candidate selected for this position will join an interdisciplinary group of faculty in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention whose expertise range from cancer prevention to infectious disease epidemiology. Opportunities exist for collaborating with other Departments within the emerging School of Population and Public Health, as well as Schools within the College of Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences), the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and various research units on campus.

Candidate Qualifications:
Qualified candidates should have an established track record of procuring extramural funding in public health nutrition or aspect that encompasses a nutritional component, such as a behavioral intervention aimed at improving diet and exercise. In addition, applicants should have experience in teaching, mentoring students, and developing courses or programs related to their field of expertise within public health nutrition at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The position requires a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD or equivalent in nutrition or a closely related field) and a strong record of publications and other research accomplishments. Applicants with additional degrees or certifications, such as Registered Dietitian (RD) /Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, are particularly welcome to apply.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 37,000 students, 1,500 ladder-rank faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, and over $500 million per year of extramural grant funding, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. UC Irvine is building on excellence in its Program in Public Health to develop a School of Population and Public Health. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health since October 2012, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas including environmental health sciences, 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 Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and strongly supports UCI’s mission for equity and inclusiveness. We are committed to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research and building sustainable partnerships. All qualified applicants are encouraged 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 Process:
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) Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities - Statement addressing past and future planned contributions to inclusive excellence that will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence (For more information about the UCI Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, please visit
6) Contact information to request three reference letters

UCI is consistently ranked in the top 10 public universities by Forbes (#1), Money (#6), and U.S. News & World Report (#9). In addition, the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings placed UCI 1st for offering an inclusive, supportive learning environment. Compensation is competitive with the nation's finest universities and includes priority access to on-campus for-sale faculty housing. UC Irvine is located four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. The area offers a pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation. The UCI campus offers a unique housing environment for faculty, with well over a thousand homes within walking distance from campus; the best public schools in California are found in the City of Irvine; and world famous beaches and open space preserves are easily accessible.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD or equivalent in nutrition or a closely related field

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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, California