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Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Biostatistics

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: October 15th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 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

Applications are invited for an Open Rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Department of Biostatistics in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health (http://www.biostat.ucla.edu). We seek an excellent candidate with a strong track record or evidence of outstanding potential for biostatistical methodology research, obtaining external funding, teaching, and contributing to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We are looking for expertise in the broad areas of statistical data science, with applications to diverse areas including, but not limited to, electronic health records; impact of climate change on health; medical imaging; mHealth (mobile health); omics; personalized medicine; and public health.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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 PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related quantitative field, show evidence of excellence or outstanding potential in teaching and training of doctoral students, a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and 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, three letters of references, 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/JPF06950

The deadline for receiving applications and required documents is January 15, 2022. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Chair of the UCLA Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee at biostatsearch@ph.ucla.edu.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related quantitative field.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional - Submit one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Help contact: rmargaryan@ph.ucla.edu

Campus Information

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 nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

 

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Chair of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Department & Director of Southern California Education and Research Center (SCERC)

Application Window

Open date: August 27th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 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 (FSPH) is undertaking a search for Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS, http://ehs.ph.ucla.edu/) who will also serve as the director of the Southern California Education and Research Center (SCERC). The SCERC is partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The full-time equivalent faculty of the EHS Department are funded through FSPH and the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH, https://coeh.ph.ucla.edu/).

We seek an outstanding candidate who can provide exceptional leadership for the EHS and SCERC’s faculty, staff, and students. This candidate should be recognized internationally as a distinguished scholar in occupational and environmental health or a related discipline, have a strong track record of extramural funding, demonstrated excellence in research and management, and sufficient qualifications to be appointed at the level of a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor. The candidate’s expertise can be in any area of occupational and environmental health, broadly defined. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) occupational health and its intersection with climate change or health equity.

The EHS Department is one of five in FSPH and has always been a leader within the field. We seek candidates who will define the future of occupational and environmental health and will advance our joint commitments to academic excellence and equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI) for students, faculty, and staff.

The SCERC is one of 18 Centers in the United States whose mission is to protect and improve worker health through education, research, and service. Further information about the SCERC can be found at www.ph.ucla.edu/erc. The SCERC partners with the state-funded COEH at UCLA and UC Irvine. If there is a suitable candidate, leadership of the UCLA COEH is also a possibility.

UCLA is recognized as one of the leading universities in the United States. The campus is located in Westwood Village, one of the most beautiful urban areas of Los Angeles. The UCLA community has a strong history and commitment to inter- and multi- disciplinary research and collaboration. The FSPH is located on the main UCLA campus, with the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing) and the College of Letters and Sciences.

California is an ideal location in which to explore environmental and occupational health issues. California’s history of progressive environmental legislation has produced unique and substantial longitudinal databases relevant to both exposures and health outcomes. California also has some of the most progressive policies nationwide with respect to toxic substances and climate change. In addition, Los Angeles is home to people from more than 100 different nationalities, encouraging global research. As a result, faculty and students in EHS and SCERC are actively engaged in research that spans from local to global. Masters and doctoral training are offered in the EHS Department and SCERC.

The FSPH and EHS at UCLA support local and global initiatives in environmental justice, environmental protection, worker health and safety, adaptive and mitigative measures addressing climate change, and reducing health disparities. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. We also value the ability to engage effectively with such students, faculty and staff. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment are invited to apply.

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in environmental and occupational health or a closely related field. In addition to providing leadership for the EHS Department, SCERC, COEH and within the FSPH, duties include maintaining a vigorous research program and teaching, and have significant experience and scholarship.

All application materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit (https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06788). Full consideration applications should be complete by October 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. The earliest possible start date for this position is July 1, 2022. We expect that the appointment will be at the level of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Requests for information should be sent to the chair of the search committee:
Prof. Yifang Zhu at yifang@ucla.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in environmental and occupational health or a closely related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 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 EDI, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Statement of Leadership and Management Philosophy

Reference requirements

  • Contact information of four to six references are required. No letters of reference are needed when you apply.

Help contactyifang@ucla.edu

Campus Information

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.

 

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