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Assistant Adjunct Professor (Cancer health disparities, Community engagement, and Outreach)

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 27th, 2018
Last review date: Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the Adjunct Assistant Professor level with expertise in cancer health disparities and community engagement and outreach. This is an adjunct appointment, supported by grant funds, with negotiable teaching responsibilities. Successful applicants must have a Ph.D., Dr.P.H in public health, health policy, health services research, behavioral health or a related field; or an M.D with an accompanying public health graduate degree. The candidate must have experience developing and conducting interventions aimed at reducing the cancer burden in underserved and minority populations. Special preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research; experience with engaging diverse communities in cancer health disparities research; and a research interest in accelerating uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people through population-based approaches by developing and evaluating educational programs, conducting epidemiologic research, engaging in public service and developing policy and other translational outcomes. The Department covers a broad area of public health domains with a focus on health promotion and disease and injury prevention, occupational and environmental health, cancer, health care policy, aging, ethical issues, reproductive, women’s, children’s, rural, minority, immigrant and global health.

The position will be located within the Department of Public Health Sciences, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in establishing or established cancer health disparities activities; including collaborative research with community health clinics, state and federal agencies and local community based organizations. One example is a HPV vaccine environmental scan project which involves: conducting key informant interviews and administered online surveys with HPV vaccine stakeholders; conducting a literature review of CA state legislative activities related to the HPV vaccinations; reviewing data sources for HPV vaccination rates; and creating a formal evidence-based HPV vaccination research, outreach, and education agenda for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s catchment area. Interdisciplinary research is central to this position, as this work is conducted in collaboration with university researchers in medicine, public health, community engagement and outreach, and population health as well as community advocates and state-level leaders.

Among other responsibilities, the faculty member hired for this position will:
• Strengthen the Public Health Sciences Department’s cancer health disparities and community engagement, outreach expertise, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of cancer disparities research.
• Develop and teach courses in public health for MPH and PhD students.
• Help establish a research agenda and obtain extramural funding to foster the development of an emphasis in focused areas of cancer health disparities and community oncology research.
• Conceive, prepare and submit grant and contract proposals to support her/his research agenda;
• Participate in limited service activities including committee appointments, public or community service;
• Work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Candidates will also participate in professional activities at local, state, regional, and national levels including disseminating knowledge through peer-reviewed publications, participation in and presentation at interdisciplinary and scientific meetings, and professional academic outreach and engagement.

Research experience and a publication track record are required. Experience with extramurally funded projects documented by publications is preferred.

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 1, 2018; however, position will be open until filled, but no later than June 30, 2019. Please provide the following: Curriculum Vitae; Cover letter; Statement of Research; Statement of Teaching, names and contact information for at least three references to:

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson by email or by phone at 530-752-3627.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age:

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)