The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts' Department of Public Health is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) with expertise in biostatistics or public health statistics. Candidates with training in all areas of biostatistics are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who have a breadth of experience with large or administrative datasets. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek outstanding scholars who will participate in creating a multi-faculty training program for public health learners; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research initiatives including pursuit of external funding; teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and provide meaningful service contributions to the growth of the Public Health program.
In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.
Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 15, 2018, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) up to three writing samples; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
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 http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr.
Applicants for the Assistant Professor level 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 December 1, 2018.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The majority of students at UC Merced are members of under-represented minority groups and we encourage applications from candidates dedicated to working in a multicultural environment.
Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
For additional information, please contact Irene Yen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.
To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00680.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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.
List of References
Writing Sample #1
Writing Sample #2 (Optional)
Writing Sample #3 (Optional)
- 3 letters of reference required