The Departments of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences at the University of California-Davis are recruiting for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Climate Adaptation Health.
Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) teaching graduate professional (MD and/or DVM) and/or MPVM/MPH, PhD and/or graduate academic course(s) in some of the following: epidemiology, epidemiologic study design, infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance, environmental health science, and modeling of human and/or animal diseases and their risks, and 2) mentoring and directing graduate students.
Research: The development of a creative, independent, and productive basic and/or applied research program in epidemiology related to climate adaptation is a requirement of the position, including publication of results in scientific journals.
Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.
PhD in epidemiology or closely related discipline, or a DVM or MD or equivalent with a Master’s degree in epidemiology or a closely related public health discipline, is required. Demonstrated experience, productivity, and creativity in research in the epidemiology of climate change and impacts on health are required. Desirable areas of research experience include risks to animal and human health, vulnerable populations, disease surveillance, disaster epidemiology, zoonotic infectious disease and environmental change, harmful algal blooms, water quality and quantity, and other climate-induced food and/or water concerns, quantitative methods, trans-disciplinary research, and global health research. Demonstrated experience working at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health is preferred. Demonstrated record of effective teaching is desired. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 30, 2017, position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) the names and addresses of three professional references; and 4) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity. Application materials may be submitted by using the University’s online submission program, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01735
The University of California, Davis and the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is the premier health resource for California’s animal populations. It is one of 28 veterinary schools in the United States which advance the health of animals through education, research and public service.