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Assistant Teaching Professor of Public Health

Recruitment Period

Open March 2nd, 2020 through Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position in Public Health. The Department’s mission is to promote and protect health in the San Joaquin Valley and the world through our research and the training of the next generation of public health leaders. We seek a colleague to coordinate and teach courses in Public Health, including core courses such as: Introduction to Public Health, Global and International Public Health, Health Communication, Health Promotion, and Research Methods. Candidates with teaching experience in any substantive public health area are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants that can offer a breadth of courses and demonstrate past teaching effectiveness.

The successful candidate should have a strong record of teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach public health coursework, particularly using student focused or student-centered approaches; show commitment to advancing professional or research activities (e.g., developing effective and innovative teaching methods for public health, research on pedagogy, learning assessment), and service related to the mission of the Department of Public Health and UC Merced; and demonstrate interest in working with students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, may mentor undergraduate students and graduate student instructors, and will also be responsible for coordinating undergraduate curriculum assessment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, professional activities, and service. The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to "Security of Employment," which is analogous to tenure.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field by the position start date. Preferred candidates will have at least one year of teaching experience and experience teaching large introductory courses.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than October 1, 2020, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching; 4) statement of research; 5) a contributions to diversity statement; 6) up to three writing samples; 7) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, peer or mentor observations, student course evaluations, sample class activities or assignment, and/or description of pedagogical training activities); and, 8) three letters of reference submitted online.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit

Applicants for the Assistant Teaching Professor position should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 1, 2020.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Susana Ramirez at

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at:

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

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Merced, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Syllabi, peer or mentor observations, student course evaluations, sample class activities or assignment, and/or description of pedagogical training activities

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2 (Optional)

  • Writing Sample #3 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required