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Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health (PN# 40816153)

Application Window

Open date: January 20, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 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

Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of California, Irvine is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position at the Professor rank. The department is interested in candidates with a strong research program in any area of environmental and occupational health, including but not limited to environmental or occupational epidemiology, environmental toxicology, exposure science, intervention science, climate change and health, and environmental health disparities. We especially encourage applicants with innovative new perspectives and transdisciplinary research approaches, creating opportunities for collaborative research and training within our department, with the other departments in our emerging School of Population and Public Health, with the other schools within the College of Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences), or with any of the various research centers at our campus. UC Irvine is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups; the applicant should describe how their current work demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or how they will contribute to it in the future. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program, participate in departmental teaching and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students, and provide professional service to the program, the university, and the community.

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, $600 million per year of extramural grant funding, and many highly ranked graduate programs and medical specialties, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration, and is consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health since October 2012, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, MS, 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

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, affordable housing within walking distance of campus for full-time faculty and eligible staff, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) []. The salary range for this position is $120,200-$218,500. “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.

Candidate Qualifications:
All applicants must have a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, DVM or MD) and a strong record of research accomplishments and peer-reviewed publications.

Application Procedure:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at and

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. 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 (Required)
  2. Cover Letter (Required)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (Required)
  4. Statement of Current and Future Research Plans (Required)
  5. Statement of Teaching (Required)
  6. Contact information to request 3-5 reference letters (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 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.

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)

All applicants must have a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, DVM or MD)

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.

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA