University of California Los Angeles — Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Health Intervention

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Health Intervention
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08016

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) is one of the nation's leading schools of Public Health. We are conducting a search to fill an Assistant Professor position whose research and teaching focuses on the development of community-driven interventions to improve the health of communities. This is for a tenure-track, full time, 9-month appointment.

The new faculty member will hold an appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). CHS, one of five departments within FSPH, is primarily concerned with the social and behavioral sciences as applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. The department's focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. The faculty is multidisciplinary and includes those whose primary training is in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, nutrition, demography, economics, and health promotion and education.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for trained public health professionals to develop community-driven interventions by engaging populations living in marginalized and minoritized communities. Community-driven health interventions focus on multisectoral strategies to make changes (e.g., social, political, economic, and environmental) to improve the health of a community. Candidates must be strongly committed to cutting-edge externally-funded research, high-quality teaching, and public service. Although the specific health field and specialization is open, successful candidates will apply community-based evidence, strategy, theory, and creativity to promote behaviors, policies, and practices that advance the physical, mental, and/or social health and well-being of marginalized and minoritized communities.

We are particularly interested in those who work in collaboration with community partners, including those who employ community-based participatory research.

Appointments will have the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen efforts with a number of institutes and partners on major public health initiatives, including: the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry, Film and Television, Public Affairs; UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity; Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health; California Center for Population Research; UC-wide partnerships; and many other community and local government partners.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree at the time of appointment (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent). Responsibilities include conducting innovative research, teaching core courses and electives, 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.

We encourage applications from all fields of public health and related fields including (but not limited to) the social and behavioral sciences, health education/promotion, social work, and public policy. Candidates must have excellent scholarship, teaching, and service records for their career stage. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 12, 2022; those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, chair of the search committee, at beltrans@ucla.edu.

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.

To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08016

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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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