CLUSTER HIRE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH
(Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)
University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a
faculty cluster hire for up to 5 tenured or tenure-track faculty
appointments. The goal of the cluster hire is to significantly increase
UCR’s capacity to conduct high quality interdisciplinary population health
research. It is a multi-position cluster hire that encompasses the College
of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), the College of Natural and
Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School
of Public Policy (SPP). Successful candidates will be housed within the
department or departments that fit their research specialization with the
option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate.
Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to,
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Medicine, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and Sociology.
Successful applicants will join existing faculty to build teams that cut
across departments to create collaborations that can address what would
otherwise be intractable health-related problems. As such, applicants
should show strong interest in or demonstrated capacity to work across
traditional disciplines. We are seeking applications at both junior and
senior levels and plan a mix of these levels when recruitment is complete.
We are particularly interested in applicants with the following
*Biostatistician* (Ph.D. Statistics/Biostatistics): Analysis of
non-randomized designs, program evaluation, clinical trials, longitudinal
data analysis, survival analysis, evaluation of biomedical impact.
*Physician Researcher* (M.D. with dual degree in public health [M.P.H.] or
social sciences [M.A. or Ph.D.]): Community translational health
interventions and evaluation.
*Population Health Measurement/Estimation* (Ph.D. in
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology): Psychometrics;
item response theory; covariance structure models.
*Population Health, Intervention and Policy Evaluation – Two Positions from
Three Areas *(prefer Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Economics, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology).
· *Area 1: *Research investigating social, psychological,
political, economic and cultural factors in the diffusion of health
relevant knowledge and technology through populations.
· *Area 2:* Conceiving, implementing and/or evaluating community
· *Area 3:* Evaluating the health consequences of public policies
directed toward areas other than health (e.g. housing, jobs, water, parks
Applicants should have an established record of outstanding research
accomplishment; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a desire to work
across disciplines; promise with regard to attracting extramural funds; and
a commitment to an ongoing and cutting-edge research program. These
appointments will commence on or after June 30, 2016.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, and a sample of
research work. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position
should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00511.
Senior applicants should apply through
https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00510. Candidates applying for the
Assistant Professor position will need to provide 3-4 letters of reference;
individuals applying for positions above the Assistant level will be
required to provide names and contact details for 5-7 confidential
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2016 and will continue until
the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and
supporting material should be received January 15, 2016.
Applicants for this cluster hire will be a part of larger University-wide
expansion as UCR is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will
add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected
through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will
hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research
infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical
mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly
cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of
America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications
from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the
research university for the next generation. For more details visit
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred
qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of
California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations,
occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.