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Lecturer in Public Health

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer in Public Health
Salary range: ​A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $66,259 - $86,453.
The posted UC academic salary scales ( will depend on how many quarters and classes one teaches. See the following table for the salary scale for this position:

Application Window

Open date: September 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 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, Sep 17, 2024 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 23/24 and 24/25.

The HWSPH has focal areas of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Climate & Environmental Health, Community Health Services and Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Equity and Justice, Global Health, Health Behavior, Health Policy, Public Mental Health, and Technology & Precision Health and offers teaching and student mentoring opportunities in our BS in Public Health, MPH, PhD in Public Health (administered jointly with SDSU), and MS and PhD in Biostatistics degree programs. Further, the School has a Preventive Medicine Residency program. The School has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center, Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Rady School of Management, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School is comprised of more than 125 primary faculty and academics, 25 secondary faculty, and 200 staff members and provides instruction and mentorship to 700 BSPH majors and 225 postgraduate students, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

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 regard 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must be in the process of obtaining or have obtained an advanced terminal degree in a program related to public health.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have a PhD, DrPh, other related doctoral degree, or other related terminal degree (e.g. MPH, RD) by the start date of appointment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with 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

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - 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.

    See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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