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Lecturer in Public Health

Application Window

Open date: August 29, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 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: Tuesday, Aug 29, 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 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 has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) for Academic years Winter 22/23 and 23/24.

Courses in which lecturers may be needed include BS undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to:

FMPH 40 - Introduction to Public Health
FMPH 101 - Epidemiology
FMPH 110 - Health Behavior and Chronic Diseases
FMPH 120 - Health Policies for Healthy Lifestyles
FMPH 130 - Environmental and Occupational Health
FMPH 193,194 - Public Health Capstone sequence
FMPH 196a,b,c - Honors Program sequence

FMPH 401 - Introduction to Epidemiology
FMPH 402 - Introduction to Health Behavior
FMPH 403 - Public Health Research Methods
FMPH 404 - Environmental Health
FMPH 405 - Health Policy and Management
FMPH 406 - Scientific Writing
FMPH 410 - Health Behavior Interventions
FMPH 411 - Measurement and Program Evaluation
FMPH 412 - Scale Development for Behavioral Health Measurement
FMPH 413 - Ethics in Public Health Research/Practice
FMPH 415 - Advanced Epidemiological Methods
FMPH 416 - Environmental Epidemiology
FMPH 417 - Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
FMPH 418 - Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
FMPH 467 - Cancer: Cause and Prevention

The full description of the Public Health degree programs and courses offered by the School of Public Health can be found in the online course catalog: Undergrad; Grad

Appointees must comply with School and University instructions, deadlines, and policies regarding course scheduling, and are expected to be flexible with regards to the scheduling of their classes to accommodate the limited space availability for classrooms during standard business hours. Classes may be in person, online, or mixed. Appointments may be part or full time, for 1, 2, or 3 classes per quarter and 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration in an academic year. In the application, please specify the courses or academic area(s) in which you are qualified to teach. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports that commitment.

A link to the full description of the series is provided for your review:
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer Series - see :

Salary is based on the University of California pay scales.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Two to three years experience in public health or related field. Candidates must demonstrate a strong knowledge relevant to the course.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Candidates must have a PhD, DrPh, other related doctoral degree, or other related terminal degree (eg. MPH, RD) by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with prior research or practice experience relevant to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach and/or prior college level teaching experience are preferred, experience can be as a teaching assistant.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

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

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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