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Lecturer with Security of Employment

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $102,500-$218,500. This position may include membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. The salary range listed is for base compensation only and may be adjusted depending on qualifications and experience. The salary range does not include variable compensation and is subject to the individual department compensation plan.

Application Window

Open date: February 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 27, 2023 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.

Position description

UC Davis is seeking a Professor of Teaching at 50% time to contribute to the advancement of evidence-based health policy and to enrich the education of future healthcare providers and professionals in the area of health policy. The formal title of appointment will be Lecturer with Security of Employment (Associate Professor of Teaching) or Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (Professor of Teaching).

Professors of Teaching (LSOE series) in Public Health Sciences are members of the Academic Senate and are eligible for security of employment. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching and developing courses in health policy education and scholarship and related subjects. The Department of Public Health Sciences is committed to diversity and inclusion and seeks candidates who will contribute to a teaching context that supports a linguistically and culturally diverse student body. Secondary responsibilities will include professional and/or scholarly achievement, particularly in relation to curriculum and pedagogy, along with academic service and administration. The expected full-time teaching load is six podium courses across three academic quarters, with opportunities for release time for significant academic service and program leadership. At 50% time, the teaching load is three podium courses per academic year.

Teaching responsibilities for this position include teaching lower and upper-division courses in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Health Policy and Management, as well as development and delivery of cross-disciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and/or graduate courses to be developed in the associated departments. In addition, the candidate is expected to develop a lecture/seminar series on health policy for the SOM/SON community and to foster opportunities for experiential learning in health policy for undergraduate, graduate, professional students and residents/fellows. They will be expected to contribute to curriculum design and provide mentoring/support of faculty teaching Public Health Sciences courses, and to facilitate policy education opportunities for learners in collaboration with education leaders in the School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The ideal candidate will have experience in fostering inclusive, stimulating, and effective learning environments and demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice in higher education.

Faculty members in the Professor of Teaching series are expected to maintain a continuous and current command of their area(s) of expertise and to pursue an agenda of scholarly engagement. The ideal candidate will demonstrate scholarly engagement through peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and/or research reports that contribute to the campus’s teaching and learning mission. Preferred areas of expertise and research include (but are not limited to) public health education, epidemiology, public health legislation, and public health scholarly pedagogies and assessment practices. The successful candidate is expected to be a member of and close collaborator with the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research to contribute to policy-oriented investigation and the work of the Center and to ensure that health policy advancement is aligned and coordinated.

Finally, faculty in this position will provide broad intellectual leadership in the Public Health Sciences to work across disciplines to form and grow campus and community partnerships, and participate in service to the University on committees within the department, school, campus.

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The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate positions eligible for tenure or security of employment. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have an MD, PhD, EdD, DrPH or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field to health policy.

The demonstrated ability and commitment to work cooperatively and collegially in a highly diverse environment is required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Additional qualifications include demonstrated excellence in teaching Public Health Sciences courses at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level, with a record of education scholarship.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience developing cross-disciplinary and community partnerships and contributing to curriculum design and faculty development.

Application Requirements

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment.(Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Davis, Ca