Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Health

University of California, Merced logoCompany:  University of California, Merced

Location:  Merced, CA

Date Posted:  July 5, 2019

Application Deadline:  October 1, 2019

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Health

About the Position

The Department of Public Health within the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Full Professor (tenured). Our ideal candidate for the position will be well positioned to support and expand the ‘Environmental Health Sciences’ program. Regarding specialties, we are conducting a broad search, but preferably the candidate will have an interest in exposure science and toxins. Relatedly, candidates able to teach graduate level courses in this area, are particularly well-suited to the future of our program. 

This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek an outstanding scholar who will participate in continuing to expand the multi-disciplinary training program for public health students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research initiatives including the pursuit of external funding; teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide meaningful service contributions to the growth of the Public Health program and to the greater campus and University of California. This is an academic year (9-month) assistant, associate, or full professor position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The position will require the ability to teach courses in exposure assessment and principles of toxicology. 

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in environmental health, toxicology, or a closely related field by the position start date. Additional qualifications include a strong record of publication; demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding; strong potential to create a successful research program relevant to the mission of the institution; and be able to teach at the graduate level, toxicology and exposure assessment courses.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than October 1, 2019, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to three writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of 3 references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.  For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).  Letters of reference should be received no later than October 1, 2019.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of three references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can serve our unique student body. Three quarters of our students are first-generation college students, over half are Latinx, and nearly 1 in 5 are Asian.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Irene Yen at

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at:

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (


In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in environmental health, toxicology, or a closely related field by the position start date. 

How to Apply

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