We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose scholarly focus encompasses Black health inequities and "Big Data" methodology. Stark discrepancies associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have elevated public consciousness of broader social inequities and recognition of racial justice as a crucial priority. Further, methodological expertise is essential to translating data into policy-relevant initiatives. This search is a partnership between the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), the Department of Biostatistics, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as part of the campus-wide effort to rise to the challenge of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost (https://chancellor.ucla.edu/messages/rising-to-the-challenge/). The applicant would have academic appointments in both departments and would be expected to have a formal affiliation with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent), be able to teach at the graduate level in both the CHS and Biostatistics departments, and be committed to research and service on Black health inequities. We encourage applications from all fields of public health and related fields including (but not limited to) the social and behavioral sciences, statistics/biostatistics, mathematics, informatics, engineering, and computer science. Candidates must have excellent scholarship, teaching, and service records for their career stage. Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching, advising students, involvement in the School, Department, University, and the applicant’s professional field, and building a record of extramural research funding.
Applications should be submitted by the review date in order to receive full consideration, but we encourage applicants to contact us at any time. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated start date could be as early as July 1, 2021, and would be no later than July 1, 2022.
The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity will be given due recognition in the academic personnel process, and they will be evaluated and credited in the same way as other faculty achievements. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students and faculty members, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations, will be given due recognition in the teaching or service categories of the academic personnel process.
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. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).
How to apply: Using UCLA Academic Recruit, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06112, applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, a statement of research, curriculum vitae, and the names three references who would be willing to provide a letter of recommendation within 2 weeks of receiving a request.
Internal Number: JPF06112
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