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Cluster Hire for Community Translational Health (Associate or Full Professor)

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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 interests/qualifications:

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 health interventions
• Area 3: Evaluating the health consequences of public policies directed toward areas other than health (e.g. housing, jobs, water, parks and recreation)

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 Senior applicants should apply through 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 references.

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.


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

  • Cover Letter - Letter of interest

  • Statement of Research - Sample of research work

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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
  • 5-7 references required (contact information only)