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Assistant Professor - Epidemiology - School of Public Health

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The University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health is seeking highly qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor tenure track faculty position beginning July 1, 2018.

We seek an epidemiologist for research, education (undergraduate and graduate level) and service. We are most interested in building on our current areas of epidemiologic strength, including social epidemiology, infectious diseases, genetics/genomics, environmental health sciences, chronic/non- communicable diseases, nutrition, maternal-child health, lifecourse epidemiology, and the use of technology for disease monitoring and intervention. In addition, the School of Public Health seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional potential for an extramurally-funded research program and a commitment to teaching excellence.

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s leading research universities, with outstanding research and graduate level training in numerous disciplines. Our location on the UC Berkeley campus allows access to leading edge collaborators in key disciplines, including engineering, computer science, social sciences, public policy, journalism, international development, business, law, and beyond. As part of the UC system, we have access to unequaled capacity and networks. In particular, our close partnership with UCSF joins us with a world class medical campus. The Graduate Group in Epidemiology at Berkeley is affiliated with the Graduate Group in Biostatistics and enjoys collaborations with diverse other programs at Berkeley, as well as with colleagues at UCSF, Stanford, Kaiser-Permanente, and local and state health departments. The Graduate Group in Epidemiology has a longstanding reputation for excellence in diverse disciplines within epidemiology, including social determinants of health; infectious diseases; cancer, genetics and environmental influences on health; nutrition; maternal-child health; global health; and modern causal inference methods. Faculty have active research programs addressing these areas of epidemiology in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries. The doctoral training program has for many years been one of the top ranked PhD programs nationally in epidemiology, attracting outstanding students from around the world.

Founded in 1943, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health was the first school of public health west of the Mississippi. With over 75 years as one of the nation’s preeminent academic institutions in the field of public health, on a campus with a public mission, the Berkeley SPH is in a unique position to lead scholarly, social and health change and has a reputation for excellence in research, education, and community engagement. Our 12,000 Berkeley graduates are transformational health leaders across all health sectors, with a legacy of impact and innovation locally, nationally, and globally. The Bay Area is also at the forefront of innovations related to health delivery as well as racial, gender, sexuality and other forms of social equity and justice.

Basic qualifications:
Applicants must have PhD degree in epidemiology or related field in public health (ScD, DrPh, MD or equivalent degree) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications:
Candidates must have post-doctoral training and experience in epidemiology by the date of hire.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.

Applicants should submit:
1) Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated C.V.
2) Cover Letter-1 page cover letter
3) Statement of research-Up to 3 pages
3) Statement of teaching-Up to 3 pages
4) Reprints of three (3) publications
5) Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
6) 3 letters of reference

Please direct questions to Please reference job number JPF01461.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The department is also interested in individuals who may have had non‐traditional career paths or who may have ta ken time
off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - 1 page cover letter

  • Statement of Research - Up to 3 pages

  • Statement of Teaching - Up to 3 pages

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service

  • Publications - First of three reprints of publications

  • Publications - Second of three reprints of publications

  • Publications - Third of three reprints of publications

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required