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Assistant or Associate Professor: Prevention Researcher

Application Window

Open date: March 9, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Sep 9, 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

Division of Prevention Science, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Faculty Search-Assistant or Associate Professor: Prevention Researcher

The Division of Prevention Science (DPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is recruiting faculty members at the levels of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Division of Prevention Science is committed to advancing knowledge in prevention sciences and public health. We have extensive expertise in social and behavioral research applied to prevention science and the development of effective health prevention interventions.

The Division is globally known for our national and international research in HIV/AIDS, but recently we are gaining expertise on various areas and methodologies: chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health, and substance abuse, digital and geospatial data, social media, and community-based research.

The Division includes 19 full-time faculty, most of whom are PhDs, two emeritus faculty, three academic specialists, seven fellows, eight visiting professors, and 38 nonacademic staff members. Our research projects include investigator-initiated research studies, mentoring grants, and technical service/service grants. Our funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, California HIV/AIDS Research Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources & Services Administration, the City and State Departments of Public Health, private foundations, and multiple subcontracts.

The Division is home to three federally funded research centers that provide valuable infrastructure support: The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, The UCSF Prevention Research Center, and the Research Coordinating Center to Reduce Disparities in Multiple Chronic Diseases. We also house the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and over 100 active sponsored research projects.

We are seeking scholars across levels, from Assistant to Full Professors, with expertise on health equity and strong record of working with diverse racialized and minoritized communities such as African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islanders and their intersections with gender and sexual minority status.

The ideal candidates will be eligible for appointment at the Assistant Professor, but we will consider candidates qualified for appointment at the Associate Professor levels.

They will have a strong track record in innovative research and will show promise in establishing interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond UCSF.
The primary responsibilities include recruiting extramural funding for research, implementation of research projects, and impactful dissemination of research findings. The candidate is expected to actively participate in Divisional services activities, including mentoring and anti-racism culture. They must be committed to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a social or behavioral science discipline, or M.D., Dr.P.H., Pharm.D. or terminal degree with at least two years of postdoctoral training. Research expertise in the following areas: public health, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, communication, psychology, health services research, medical sociology, implementation science, and informatics.
Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $115,100-$181,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA