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Assistant Adjunct Professor (10%)

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is 8,120 -11,060.

Application Window

Open date: March 28, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 11, 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

University of California, Davis

Assistant Adjunct Professor Department of Public Health Sciences

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 epidemiology and public health. This is a part-time adjunct appointment with negotiable teaching responsibilities.

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 research activities. Cancer epidemiology applied to our local and California state populations includes cancer registry and etiologic research. Some of this is done in collaboration with university researchers in oncology, toxicology, public health, and law, 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 epidemiology expertise and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of cancer epidemiology.
• Develop and teach courses in cancer epidemiology, and cancer control and prevention for MPH and PhD students.
• Establish a research agenda and obtain extramural funding to foster the development of an emphasis in focused areas of cancer epidemiology.
• 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.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or D.Ph. in public health, environmental health, epidemiology, economics, sociology, anthropology, or a related field, or an M.D. with an accompanying public health graduate degree.

The candidate must have experience developing and conducting cancer population-based research and a focus on studying cancer etiology and cancer control/prevention.

Research experience and a publication track record are required.

The successful candidate should have experience teaching at the university level.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with extramurally funded projects documented by publications is preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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

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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