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Assistant Professor of Public Health Data Science and/or Health Information Technology

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The School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We seek candidates with exceptional promise for path breaking contributions in research and education in the areas of public health data science and/or health information technology.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research directly relevant to public health and/or health services, with potential for shaping the future of those fields. The specific methodological or applied areas of interest within public health data science and health information technology are not restricted. These may include (but are not restricted to) expertise in algorithms, big data analytics, clinical decision support, electronic health records, exposomics, genomics, health informatics, interoperability, machine learning, mHealth, networks, precision health and medicine, privacy, and related areas. We welcome applicants with training in public health and/or relevant fields such as biostatistics, business, computational biology, computer science, data science, economics, health services research, information sciences, or statistics. We seek candidates prepared to contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is one of the nation’s preeminent academic institutions in the field of public health, with PhD programs ranked among the top nationally in biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy, and infectious diseases. Health equity in our increasingly diverse communities is core to the school’s mission. The school is centrally located on one of the world’s premier research universities, facilitating collaboration with leaders in relevant disciplines such as computer science, economics, engineering, information, statistics, and a newly created Division of Data Sciences Our faculty also partner closely with UCSF, leading health systems, and the vibrant Bay Area tech and biotech sectors.

Minimum basic qualification: Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application and a Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required within one year of hire date.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and initial review will begin November 1, 2017; applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before this date. Applications will continue to be reviewed until December 1, 2017, when the application period closes. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

To apply, please go to the following link:
Applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one to three pieces of published or unpublished scholarship, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (through research, teaching, and/or service), and three letters of reference. Please direct questions and nominations to Julie Niedermayr at, referencing job number JPF01520.

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.

The school welcomes candidates who may have had non-traditional career paths or taken time off for family reasons. The university is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family. For more 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:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2 (Optional)

  • Publication #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required