Division of Prevention Science - Assistant or Associate Professor: Prevention Researcher
University of California, San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: JPF03732
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 a faculty member in the area of social and behavioral approaches to prevention science. The Division of Prevention Science is committed to advancing knowledge in prevention and has extensive expertise in social and behavioral research applied to prevention science and the development of effective prevention interventions across several disease domains. While much of the work in DPS has traditionally focused on HIV/AIDS, many investigators are doing important work in other fields including cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health, and substance abuse, and we are seeking to broaden the focus of the Division through this expansion of the faculty. We particularly encourage applicants whose prevention research seeks to improve health equity across populations experiencing or at risk of health disparities.
The Division includes 19 full-time faculty, most of whom are PhDs. There are 2 emeritus faculty, 3 academic specialists, 7 fellows, 8 visiting professors, and 38 nonacademic staff members. Projects include investigator-initiated research studies, training grants, and technical service/service grants. Funders include 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: 1) The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health; 2) The UCSF Prevention Research Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 3) three evaluation centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration; and 4) a newly-funded research coordinating center to reduce disparities in multiple chronic diseases, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Division is also home to the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and over 100 active sponsored research projects.
The ideal candidates will be eligible for appointment at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level will be considered. The successful candidate 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. In addition, the candidate is expected to provide service and mentoring within the Division and larger UCSF context. The successful candidate will be committed to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, with experience and service that has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence at UCSF.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our mission. 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 in social or behavioral science. Research expertise in the following areas is sought: psychology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, health services research, psychoneuroimmunology, medical sociology, implementation science, biomedical informatics, and statistics. Candidates must have at least two years of postdoctoral training or comparable experience in the area of social and behavioral science approaches to prevention and care. Populations and areas of special interest include racial and ethnic minority populations, sexual and gender minority populations, women, adolescents, people who use substances, people with justice system involvement and their families, optimizing health outcomes, biomedical approaches to prevention, implementation science, the impact of structural racism, anti-racist approaches to prevention research, misinformation, health communication, and politicization of disease prevention and health promotion. Candidates who focus on other populations and topics in the context of prevention are encouraged to apply.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.