The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), a unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine, is seeking to fill two faculty positions 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. We are increasingly interested in rigorous evaluations of individual- and community-level violence prevention initiatives.
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 intended to be used 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. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, a relevant social science, or another related discipline. Additional training during a formal post-doctoral fellowship or substantial prior research experience in the field is expected and highly desirable. There must be an established record of independent and collaborative research on violence, including firearm violence. There must be three recent peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated experience in the design, conduct, and reporting of large-scale observational, experimental, individual and/or community level violence prevention studies. Some of this experience must be at the leadership level. Thorough knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply advanced knowledge of study designs and analytic 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 collegially in a diverse environment. Candidates must be able to pass a Department of Justice background check and work with highly sensitive data.
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 stressors involved in computer work. Field research conducted by VPRP investigators has required data collection under adverse and hazardous 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.
The University of California, Davis, is one of the nation's leading research universities and also has commitments to excellence in teaching and public service. VPRP is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development focused on the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. We place a particular focus on firearm violence and host UCFC, the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, established by the state of California and the nation's first publicly-supported center for research on firearm violence. Our mission is to develop and disseminate the research evidence on which informed policy and practice are based. VPRP and UCFC are directed by Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and Professor of Emergency Medicine. Our collaborating researchers include representatives from medicine, epidemiology, criminology, sociology, psychology, biostatistics, economics, computer sciences, and the law.
For full consideration, applications should be received by April 16, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Applicants should upload their letter of interest (outlining the applicant's qualifications and areas of interest in research and teaching), curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity, copies of three peer-reviewed publications (articles in press are acceptable, with documentation), and list of contact information for 3-5 references online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF03986.
UC Davis commits to 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: [http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct]. 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine 2315 Stockton Blvd., PSSB 2100 Sacramento, CA 95817
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