Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Teaching - Position Number 40288604
Open February 3, 2023 through Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Program in Public Health (PPH), in anticipation of becoming a School of Population and Public Health, would like to announce the search for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Teaching in Epidemiology & Biostatistics. The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (DEB) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is one of four departments that rests in the emerging School of Population and Public Health in the new College of Health Sciences.
The teaching responsibilities of this position include teaching 6-7 (quarter/trimester) courses per year, for major and non-majors (possibly including both undergraduate and graduate Epidemiology & Biostatistics courses), significant curriculum development, support and assessment of best-practices for Epidemiology & Biostatistics education across the department. In addition, there may be opportunities to serve on doctoral, committees; supervise students in directed and independent study; and/or contribute in various ways to the department's growth by participating in service activities. This position falls under the Lecturer with Security of Employment series at the University of California. In addition to excellent teaching and service, the position requires scholarly contributions in discipline and/or pedagogy.
The PPH at UCI is unique amongst the ten campuses within the University of California, having been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), serving a 68% diverse public health undergraduate student population. UCI's PPH has a larger and more diverse undergraduate program than almost any other program in the country, with an explicit focus on addressing health equity in research, teaching, and service at its core. The field of public health remains a critical area of inquiry regarding how to achieve optimum health and wellness across all populations, which requires training a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UCI was one of the first UC campuses to offer accredited undergraduate degrees in public health, a legacy that has grown to be a point of pride for the campus with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 undergraduate students, over 250 MPH/MS students, and over 90 doctoral students. The UCI-accredited MPH program has successfully trained approximately 70 students annually for 12 years to support a diverse and experienced public health workforce. In addition to transitioning to the School of Population & Public Health, the program is in the process of becoming a CEPH accredited school of public health.
Applicants must hold a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, and will be expected to establish a vigorous teaching program, preferably in the area of Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics.
Essential qualifications include:
- PhD or DrPH, or equivalent degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or closely relevant discipline.
- Excellent pedagogical, writing, and editing skills. Scholarly contributions in discipline and/or pedagogy is required.
- Relevant teaching and research experience including peer-reviewed publications of creative work and a passion for public health education that motivates high-quality educational experiences in laboratory, lecture and field settings.
- Postdoctoral experience and a proven teaching record at the university level are highly desirable.
- Experience in teaching critical thinking (including but not limited to epidemiology, biostatistics and study design) is preferred but not required.
- Grant writing in support of innovative instructional initiatives and modernization of education facilities id preferred.
To apply, please log into UC Irvine's recruitment site:
Applicants should complete an online application and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching - see our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement: https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/teachstatement/
- Statement of Current and/or Future Research Plans
- Statement of Contributions to Inclusive Excellence: Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Guidance can be found here: https://ap.uci.edu/faculty/guidance/ieactivities/
- Authorization to Release Information form - A reference check will be completed only if your are made a tentative offer to a position within the Professor series or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign and upload the form:
- Contact information to request 3-5 reference letters (contact information only)
Institutional Reference Check:
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. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate and full) prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information form for consideration.
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. https://bpb-us-e2.wpmucdn.com/sites.uci.edu/dist/1/1819/files/2022/08/prof-AY.pdf. The salary range for this position is $70,900 to $188,400.
"Off scale salaries" and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
For more information: https://publichealth.uci.edu/.
Ph.D. or Dr.PH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or closely relevant discipline. Excellent pedagogical, writing, and editing skills. Relevant teaching and research experience includes peer-reviewed publications of creative work and a passion for public health education that motivates high-quality educational experiences in laboratory, lecture and field settings.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/files/2020/07/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 required (contact information only)
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.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.