Assistant Professor of Public Health

University of California Berkeley

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Job #JPF04076
  • Integrative Biology / College of Letters & Science - Biological Sciences / UC Berkeley
  • School of Public Health / School of Public Health / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf). The current base salary range for this position is $74,600 –$97,200. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window

Open date: August 24, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Oct 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 27, 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

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (IDV) of the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of California, Berkeley, seek an interdisciplinary scientist working on the ecological, epidemiological and/or evolutionary drivers of human-relevant zoonotic infectious disease.

We seek a colleague who develops and applies fundamental ecological and evolutionary approaches to meet the challenge of zoonotic diseases in human populations. Represented areas of interest include pathogen, zoonotic host, and vector ecology; phylogenomics and computational biology; environmental and global change impacts on emergence and transmission; and the evolutionary drivers of emergence and adaptation to the human population. Ideal candidates will have strong field, lab and/or computational components to their research. Candidates will be expected to have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and to contribute to instruction in core courses relevant to IB and SPH.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a thriving, externally funded research program to effectively train and mentor students and will be expected to contribute to instruction in core courses relevant to IB and SPH. Competitive candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding research productivity, potential to obtain external funding, a commitment to excellence in teaching and in mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs, and a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and belonging consistent with Berkeley’s principles of community.

UCB has exceptional strengths in many areas of biology and engineering, and our new colleague will have the opportunity to partner in research, teaching and leadership in both IB, SPH and the larger Berkeley community. We are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: [http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty].

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants with an exceptional research record in infectious disease, ecology, evolution, and/or epidemiology pertaining to zoonoses are encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications also include that applicants :

  • Demonstrate excellence, originality, and productivity in research record in any area of zoonoses
  • Demonstrate evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring, as well as public outreach
  • Demonstrate evidence of commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and belonging
  • Demonstrate success for/potential for success in securing external funding

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Objectives

  • Statement of Teaching Interests

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments

  • Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04076

Help contact: ib_ap_assist@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Berkeley, CA
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