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Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship

Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) invites applications for the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity. This tenure-track appointment begins as an endowed chair to be held by a distinguished junior faculty member for the first five years of their faculty appointment after which the position transitions into the standard ladder faculty appointment. During the five year period, the endowment will provide an annual research budget to support the Chair in launching a solutions-focused research career on the vanguard of health equity, health disparities and social justice. Candidates must have a commitment to innovative research that offers fresh perspectives for addressing health inequities and that connects to community need.

The appointment may be in any one or two of the FSPH's five departments, which are Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management. We encourage applications from candidates in all disciplines of public health as well as a wide range of related fields including the social, behavioral, and environmental sciences, statistics, public policy and psychology. Although the specific discipline and field of specialization are open, successful candidates need to have demonstrated experience conducting research into addressing disparities and improving health equity. Candidates may focus on reducing disparities by increasing equity across a wide range of dimensions including race and ethnicity; gender, gender identity and sexual orientation; immigration; religion, disability, linguistic group, and the corresponding forms of oppression (e.g., racism), stigma and discrimination.

Responsibilities include conducting innovative research; building a strong publications record; teaching courses and advising students; participating in the activities of the FSPH, the profession and the community; and, building a successful record of extramural research funding.

Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. To be eligible, candidates must have either already earned a doctorate (PhD, ScD, DrPH or equivalent) or have earned it by July 1, 2019. The successful candidate must have excellent research, teaching and service records for their career stage.

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main campus of UCLA. The UCLA community has a strong track record of and commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. UCLA has made equity and diversity guiding principles in its future development. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter that includes an overview of their research agenda, teaching interests and experience; (2) research statement; (3) curriculum vita, and (4) the names and contact information of references via UCLA Academic Recruit by January 31, 2019. Please visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04182 to apply, and contact Ashle Stewart at AStewart@ph.ucla.edu for more information.

Key Dates

Due January 31, 2019 - Application (cover letter, research statement, curriculum vita and the names and contact information of three references)
Due January 31, 2019 – Letters of reference

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.

 

 

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence of Biostatistics. Titles in the In-Residence series, which confer membership in the UCLA Academic Senate, are assigned to individuals who engage in research and teaching to the same extent as those holding corresponding titles in the regular Professor series at UCLA. Accordingly, we seek a candidate with a strong track record and/or evidence of outstanding potential for methodological research, teaching at the graduate level, and obtaining external funding. Given accompanying professional opportunities through the Nathanson Family Resilience Center in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, background and experience in interdisciplinary research involving military veterans and members of their families, including community-partnered research and analysis of health-services databases, would be highly desirable.

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, and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA Department of Biostatistics has a strong history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in statistics or biostatistics, should show evidence of excellence or outstanding potential in teaching and training of doctoral students, should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and should have a demonstrated commitment to applications in the health sciences. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of three individuals willing to provide a letter of reference, a statement of research interests including a summary of previous research work and its significance, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement addressing past and or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.

All applications should be submitted electronically using the UCLA Academic Recruit portal at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04205. Review of applications will begin in January 2019. The deadline for receiving applications and required documents is January 31, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Chair of the UCLA Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee at biostatsearch@ph.ucla.edu.

The UCLA Department of Biostatistics values equity, diversity, and inclusion and the ways that each contributes to scholarship, teaching, service and the overall intellectual life in the Department and the University. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. UCLA is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity 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 policy covering nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, please see https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction.

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on the Role of Occupational Segregation by Race/Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Older Adult Health

Department of Community Health Sciences

Post-doctoral fellow for a new project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. The main focus is on the higher rate of functional limitations by age among the native-born and immigrant Latino/Hispanic population.

The availability of the position is contingent on research grant funding. If funding is available as expected, this position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and be for one year. It is renewable for a second year contingent on excellent job performance and continued funding.

Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in demography, sociology or other social science field, public health, public policy, or statistics. All requirements for the degree must be completed before the position begins. Candidates must have strong statistical skills, hands-on experience with quantitative research, and excellent Stata and/or R programming skills and experience. Candidates must work well in a collaborative research environment and have good interpersonal skills. Excellent professional writing is also essential. Experience working with complex social survey data (e.g., HRS, PSID, NLSY, etc.) is strongly preferred.

This position can be held either at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, or at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers at both institutions and also have some time for his/her own research. Please apply either to Princeton or to UCLA, but NOT TO BOTH. Applicants will be considered for the position regardless of which institution they apply to.

To apply, applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing why they are interested in the position, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Submit all applications to Rachel Veerman, rveerman@ucla.edu

Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Mental Health Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time, state-funded tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Epidemiology (https://epi.ph.ucla.edu). The ideal candidate will have a strong, emerging record of an innovative and productive research program in mental health epidemiology, including mental health, substance use, and/or psychiatric disorders, and a history of successful external funding, consistent with career stage. The successful candidate should also have a strong track record and dedication to teaching foundational and advanced epidemiology courses (e.g., introductory epidemiology, population health, measurement, research methods, and/or study design), as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty area. 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 research and dedication to teaching and training the next generation of epidemiologists in areas such as, but not limited to, epidemiologic studies of mental health and substance use, randomized clinical trials for psychiatric disorders, psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, mental health comorbidities with infectious or other chronic diseases, and/or mental health-related studies using “big data” (e.g., omics, electronic health records, administrative databases, internet-based data).

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 Semel Institute, and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA community has a rich history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including partnerships with the VA. The Department also has strong research and training relations with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and national and international institutions.

Successful candidates must have (or be on track to conclude before July 1, 2019) a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent) in Epidemiology or related field, demonstrable expertise and interest in epidemiologic research, evidence of excellence in teaching and training of pre- and/or post-doctoral students, peer-reviewed publications, and a demonstrated commitment to public health. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 1, 2018 but the search remains open until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to episearch@ph.ucla.edu.

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.

Please submit your applications at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03945

 

Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Change and Health

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Environmental Change and Health.  This position would complement existing EHS expertise in air and water quality, ecosystem health, and climate change adaptation, and serve as a focal point for expanded teaching and research activities in this emerging environmental health area. The global environmental change faculty member would also complement the increasing emphasis on global health in the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH), including FSPH centers such as the World Policy Analysis Center, Center for Global Infectious Diseases, the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. With internationally recognized strengths in the physical and policy dimensions of global environmental change, UCLA also offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

We encourage applications in any area of global environmental change, including (1) climate change and health, (2) health effects associated with urbanization, (3) water and ecosystem health, (4) migration and environmental health, and (5) planetary health. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g., environmental health, environmental science and engineering, public health or other relevant field) and relevant experience, including excellence in scholarship and productivity, a record of extramural funding commensurate with experience, and/or personal experiences working with areas or communities affected by global environmental change.  Duties include both teaching and maintaining a vigorous research program. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. All applications must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit (https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04007) by November 15, 2018 to be guaranteed full consideration.

Faculty Position in Community-Based Injury and Violence Prevention

Department of Community Health Sciences

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) is conducting a search to fill an open-ranked tenure-track or tenured faculty position whose research and teaching focuses on preventing injuries and violence. The new faculty member will hold an appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). CHS is the department within the FSPH concerned with social and behavioral research applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. Our focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. Of particular interest is how social and cultural factors, social programs, the health care system, and social policies influence health beliefs and perceptions, health behaviors, and health status within populations. The department prides itself on its reputation of academic excellence and stellar research activities.

Candidates must be strongly committed to cutting-edge research, high-quality teaching, and public service on violence and injury prevention. Although the specific discipline and field of specialization are open, successful candidates need to have demonstrated experience conducting research into a range of policy and programmatic approaches for addressing causes and consequences of violence or injury, including but not limited to: homicide and intimate partner violence, gun-related violence and injury, neighborhood and community safety, suicide and community-based mental health interventions, and unintentional injuries in the US or globally.

Responsibilities include conducting innovative research, teaching courses and advising students, active involvement in the School, Department, and the applicant’s professional field, and continuing or building a successful record of extramural research funding.

Opportunities for collaboration at UCLA include the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity; Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health; Center for Public Health and Disasters; California Center for Population Research; community and local government partners; and other entities on campus such as the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Schools of Nursing, Public Affairs, and Law, and UC-wide partnerships.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent). We encourage applications from candidates in all disciplines of public health as well as a wide range of related fields including the social and behavioral sciences, health education/promotion, demography, and public policy. Candidates must have excellent research, teaching and service records for their career stage. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2018 in order to receive full consideration. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but the search remains open until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Professor James Macinko, Chair of the Search Committee, at jmacinko@ucla.edu.

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus. The UCLA community has a strong track record of and commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. UCLA has made equity and diversity guiding principles in its future development, and has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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 (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Please apply by October 15th: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03813

Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Public Health and Urban Planning 

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

The UCLA Departments of Environmental Health Sciences (at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health) and Urban Planning invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track joint faculty appointment in public health and urban planning. We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of the linkages between urban environments and health outcomes, and how policies and other interventions can improve these outcomes. Attractive candidates for this interdisciplinary position might study: health benefits of green infrastructure and the natural environment, including water and ecosystem infrastructure; or how urban design features and transportation systems affect environmental exposures and health; or the health effects of land use and housing patterns, including environment and health in low-income and/or minority communities.

We welcome applicants from a wide array of backgrounds, particularly those with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, who can bridge the disciplines of urban planning and public health, as well as those whose work includes both domestic and global perspectives. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the curricula in both departments.

The Department of Urban Planning hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and 148 Master’s and 38 PhD students in highly selective programs. The Department has a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 52 master’s students, and 16 PhD students in program in Environmental Health Sciences. The Department is dedicated to studying the links between health and the environment, and educating scientists and public health leaders who can design science-based policies to address current and future environmental health challenges. The two departments offer a concurrent master’s degree program in Environmental Health Sciences and Urban & Regional Planning.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers and a new undergraduate major in Public Affairs. The Fielding School of Public Health is home to five departments—Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management—and has 14 affiliated research centers.

UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The two Departments are committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship. We especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment; accordingly, a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must be included in the application materials.

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.

All applicants should hold a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate exceptional promise for scholarship and teaching. Applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by Thursday, November 1, 2018, to be guaranteed full consideration.

 

Operations and Administrative Manager

WORLD Policy Analysis Center

The WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) is the largest quantitative policy center capturing data on government action to advance social, economic, and environmental wellbeing for all United Nations (UN) member countries.  Under the leadership of Dr. Jody Heymann, WORLD is committed to making its broad, globally comparative findings publicly accessible to inform and encourage improvements in legal and policy frameworks worldwide, allow nations to learn from the approaches taken in other countries, facilitate studies of the feasibility and effectiveness of laws and policies in critical areas, and supports global and local civil society in their efforts to hold decision-makers accountable.

WORLD is currently looking to hire a Operations and Administrative Manager who will be responsible for daily operations management and administration of the Center; fiscal management and oversight, including extramural funds (contracts and grants, post-award), academic and staff human resources, student affairs, space and facilities planning. The incumbent works with the Center's Director to meet programmatic objectives, provide guidance on UC policies and procedures; participate in programmatic development and strategic planning; work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff, students and academics. Additional responsibilities include representing the WORLD Policy Analysis Center on campus and externally as needed and appropriate.

To learn more and apply, please visit http://apptrkr.com/1344524.