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Assistant/Associate Professor in Salivary Bioscience

University of California, Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior Department, Program in Public Health

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Salivary Bioscience
Job Location: Irvine, CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: 3/31/2017

Job Description

Assist/Assoc Prof in Salivary Bioscience
University of California, Irvine

The Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (PSB) and Program in Public Health (PH) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Salivary Bioscience. The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology, public health or a related field.

The candidate's substantive interests and expertise should contribute broadly to aspects of psychology and population health that are the focus of each of the two recruiting units. Areas of specialization in PSB include affective science, developmental psychology, health psychology, and/or social or personality psychology and, the use of salivary biomarkers in the broad areas of population health, locally, nationally and globally. Areas of specialization in PH include epidemiology, environmental health, and sociocultural diversity and health.

We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship emphasizes the use of salivary biomarkers to address theory-driven questions about issues such as the role of stress in mental and physical illness in diverse developmental, social, and environmental contexts; the health effects of discrimination, poverty, and exposure to violence; child abuse and maltreatment; health risk behavior; emotions and emotional disorders; interpersonal processes, including social support, conflict, and rejection; developmental psychopathology; traumatic experiences, including community-wide traumas such as mass violence and natural disasters; and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce mental and physical health risks. Research in substantive areas could also include infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease, such as cancer, diabetes, genomic epidemiology, exposure assessment, aging, infant mortality, pregnancy, child development, and social or health disparities. Candidates with substantial research experience using salivary biomarkers in a low-income country or community setting are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are also encouraged from candidates who can contribute to biomarker discovery and measurement.

Job Requirements

Applicants should have an outstanding record of research commensurate with rank, a record of extramural funding, and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring.

Successful applicants will contribute to a broader, interdisciplinary initiative in salivary bioscience at UCI, and will collaborate with other faculty members and research scientists affiliated with a newly established UCI Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Three letters of recommendations uploaded electronically
  6. Statement of Contributions to Diversity This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and Inclusion.

Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and to teach and mentor a diverse student body.

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