University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Faculty/Academic Positions

Chair of Social Medicine & Population Health (Tenured - Full Rank Faculty Position)

About the Position

The University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine seeks to hire a tenured faculty member in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health. We seek to hire a leader in the field of health disparities, community-based participatory research, population health, or other areas related to social sciences and social determinants of health. The UCR School of Medicine is a community-based medical school with a mission of serving the medically underserved region of Inland Southern California. UCR is the fastest growing campus in the University of California system and is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. UC Riverside seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence as UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


The successful candidate must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. The successful candidate should demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a stellar record of sustained extramural funding. Candidate’s research interest should focus on health disparities, community-based participatory research, population and public health, or areas related to social sciences and social determinants of health. The candidate should also have methodological experience with community partnered and mixed methods research. Successful candidates will be also expected to show a strong commitment to education of medical students and residents. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of academic, and administrative leadership qualities. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation and program development for Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health in the School of Medicine. The candidate will be expected to engage in research and seek grant-funding. This position will also provide leadership and direction in meeting the mission of the School of Medicine. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Initial review of applications will begin on November 18, 2017 and applicants will be considered until the positions are filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

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