Assistant Professor in Residence, Violence Prevention Research Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine

10 Aug 2015 12:40 PM | Anonymous

Faculty Position in Violence Epidemiology

Assistant Professor in Residence

Violence Prevention Research Program, Department of Emergency Medicine

University of California, Davis School of Medicine


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 and consequences of violence, and on violence prevention.


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, and mentoring. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, or a related discipline. Additional training during a formal post-doctoral fellowship is desirable. There must be an established record of independent and collaborative research on violence or injury. There must be recent peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated experience in the design, conduct, and reporting of large-scale observational and/or experimental studies. Some of this experience must be at the leadership level. Specific experience in research on violence, and thorough knowledge and application of advanced epidemiologic and relevant biostatistical methods for observational and experimental research, are highly desirable.


The position is open to both clinicians and non-clinicians. Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal communication abilities. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.


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 conditions.


The University of California, Davis, is one of the nation’s leading research universities and 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 on the connections between violence, substance abuse, and mental illness.


VPRP helped develop the public health approach to violence in the 1980s, and we apply that approach to everything we do. Our mission is to develop and disseminate the research evidence on which informed policy and practice are based. VPRP’s director is Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH, Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and Professor of Emergency Medicine. Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, MPH, is Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and VPRP’s Associate Director. Our collaborating researchers include representatives from medicine, epidemiology, criminology, biostatistics, economics, and the law. Further information is at http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/vprp.


Applicants will need to register at the new UC Davis Recruit portal (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/) and navigate to position number JPF00672.


Required application materials for this position include a cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications and areas of interest; a CV; copies of three peer-reviewed publications (articles in press are acceptable, with documentation); and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who have agreed to write letters of reference. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by September 11, 2015. The position will remain open thereafter if not filled, through December 31, 2015.

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research

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