Assistant Professor in Residence - UC Davis/Violence Prevention Research Program

LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2019


JOB #: 13605

POSTED: January 29, 2019


The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), a unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence level. The focus of this position is on the design and execution of large-scale observational and experimental research on the individual and societal causes, consequences, and prevention of firearm violence and other forms of violence. The In Residence title at the University of California is an Academic Senate title assigned to academically qualified individuals who engage in teaching, research or other creative work, and University and public service to the same extent and at the same level of performance as those holding corresponding titles in the Professor series in the same department. Professor in Residence titles are for individuals supported by non-state funds.

As an Assistant Professor in Residence, this faculty member will be responsible for independent research, collaborative research, teaching, mentoring, and public and university service. This position may, at times, require the incumbent to work with, or be in areas where, hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position may include, but are not limited to, ergonomic stress involved in computer work. Field research conducted by VPRP investigators has required data collection under adverse conditions.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, public health, or the related social sciences. There must be an established record of independent and collaborative research on violence, including firearm violence. There must be recent peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated experience in the design via publication authorship, conduct, and reporting of large-scale observational and/or experimental studies. Some of this experience must be at the leadership level. Experience teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral level is required. Additional training during a formal post-doctoral fellowship is preferred. Thorough knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply advanced epidemiologic and biostatistical methods for observational and experimental research are expected. Strong written and verbal communication abilities are required. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively and collegiately in a diverse environment. Candidates must be able to pass a Department of Justice background check and work with highly sensitive data.


How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, statement of research (including links to or pdfs of publications), statement of teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, three letters of recommendation, and their curriculum vitae online at .

For first full consideration, applicants must be received by February 28, 2019. This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: . If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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For additional information:

Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, Professor and Search Committee Chair (

UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

2315 Stockton Blvd., PSSB 2100

Sacramento, CA 95817

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