Skip to main content

Associate or Full-Rank Tenured Faculty Position in Cancer Epidemiology

Position overview

Position title: Cancer and Molecular Epidemiology Faculty Member
Salary range: The current base pay range is $92,500-$197,100 annually. Other components of pay are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 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

The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is undertaking a faculty search for a state-funded tenured Associate or Full Professor of Epidemiology ( and Co-Director of our Cancer Molecular Epidemiology Training Program. We seek an outstanding candidate with an active research portfolio and extensive cancer epidemiology training experience in cancer and molecular epidemiology Preference will be given to candidates who take both a population approach and a molecular genetic approach in cancer research and have a history of successful external funding, consistent with career stage. The successful candidate should have a strong track record and dedication to teaching courses in modern epidemiologic methods, as well as in their specialty areas and a strong track record in cancer epidemiology research training. Since its inception, the UCLA Department of Epidemiology has established itself as a leader in epidemiologic theory and methods, applied epidemiology, and public health. We are looking for a candidate with excellence in cancer research and dedication to training the next generation of cancer epidemiologists.

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing), several professional schools, the College of Letters and Science and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center which offers shared resources and multi-disciplinary collaborative opportunities with its members. The UCLA community as a whole has a strong history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The Department also has strong research and training relations with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as well as with national and international institutions.

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent) in Epidemiology or related field, a strong track record in cancer epidemiologic research, teaching and training of pre- and/or post-doctoral students, peer-reviewed publications, extramural funding and a demonstrated commitment to cancer molecular epidemiology and public health. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Early applications are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by December 1, 2023. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. The current base pay range is $92,500-$197,100 annually. Other components of pay are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. Informal inquiries may be submitted to

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent) in Epidemiology or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

3 required (contact information only)

Apply link:

Help contact:

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA