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Assistant Professor (Ladder/In-Residence) Climate Change and Planetary Health

Application Window

Open date: April 16th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 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 Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank faculty position in Climate Change and Planetary Health associated with our Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs.

The School has focal areas of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Climate and Environmental Health and offers teaching and student mentoring opportunities in our BSPH, MPH, PhD in Public Health (administered jointly with San Diego State University), and MS and PhD in Biostatistics degree programs. Further, the School has an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension and a Preventive Medicine Residency program. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, Tobacco Control, and Wireless and Population Health Systems and has extensive collaborations with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to both UCSD and the external community, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

Candidates must have a PhD, DrPH, or related doctoral degree by the time of appointment.

Competitive candidates must have current extramural funding or a strong promise of fundability and strong publications appropriate for the Assistant rank level. Competitive candidates must also have a demonstrated experience in teaching courses relevant to climate change and planetary health.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in climate change and planetary health; and must also have experience developing courses related to climate change and planetary health, including for example spatial epidemiology and advanced topics in GIS and remote sensing, introduction to urban health, environmental epidemiology methods or exposure assessment.

Candidates with experience in environmental justice or community-based research are preferred.

Candidates are required to show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity by submitting a Diversity Statement of past contributions and/or future plans of excellence in this area as part of their application for an academic appointment.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Series will be 50% Ladder Rank (Tenure-Track) / 50% In-Residence. Appointment requires candidates to be partially self-funded, e.g., with grants.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California 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, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Including research and teaching goals

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)