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Chair of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health Full Professor Tenured

Recruitment Period

Open October 24th, 2018 through Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine is seeking to hire tenured faculty member in Social Medicine, Population and Public Health at the rank of Full Professor for the position of Chair of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health Department in the Division of Clinical Sciences. We seek to hire a leader in the field of health disparities, community-based participatory research, population health, or other areas related to social sciences and social determinants of health. The UCR School of Medicine is a community-based medical school with a mission of serving the medically underserved region of Inland Southern California. UCR is the fastest growing campus in the University of California system and is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. UC Riverside seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence as UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse 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 successful candidate must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. The successful candidate should demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a stellar record of sustained extramural funding. The candidate’s research interest should focus on health disparities, community-based participatory research, population and public health, or areas related to social sciences and social determinants of health. The candidate should also have methodological experience with community partnered and mixed methods research. The successful candidate will also be expected to show a strong commitment to the education of medical students and residents. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of academic, and administrative leadership qualities. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation and program development for Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health in the School of Medicine. The candidate will be expected to engage in research and seek extramural funding, and will also play a prominent role in active engagement with the community. This position will also provide leadership and direction in meeting the mission of the School of Medicine. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Initial review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

Cejka Executive search has been exclusively retained by the University of California - Riverside School of Medicine to assist in the recruitment of the Chair of the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - Upload in PDF format

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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