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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Health Policy at the Assistant or Associate Level

Position overview

Position title: Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Health Policy at the Assistant or Associate Level

Application Window

Open date: September 1st, 2021

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

Final date: Monday, Nov 15, 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 Department of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level in the area of health policy. Graduating doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, and Assistant Professors are encouraged to apply. This top-rated Department is a leader in health policy education and research. Applicants must have a strong record—relative to time-since-degree—of peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated ability or potential to influence the policymaking process at the local, state, or national level.

Responsibilities: The new faculty member will teach courses and conduct research in one or more areas of health policy, including but not limited to healthcare access, health insurance markets, and financing of medical care. Scholarship in health policy should include consideration of issues of health equity and/or issues surrounding systemic racism and discrimination. It is expected that the new faculty member will become an active member of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (

Qualifications: Qualifications include a strong record of research and teaching (commensurate with the rank of appointment sought) and an earned doctorate in health policy, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or other relevant discipline at the time of appointment.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position. It may be vetted by the University’s Council on Academic Personnel and must be approved by the Vice Chancellor.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and names of three references to the Chair, Faculty Search Committee. In addition, applicants should submit a statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, for which guidance is available at All applications should be submitted electronically to UCLA Academic Recruit at

For more information, please contact Maria Porras at

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be completed by November 15, 2021 and earlier applications are strongly encouraged. All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Faculty appointment level and salary will be determined based on the candidates’ experience and qualifications.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    An earned doctorate in health policy, public policy, economics, political science, sociology, or other relevant discipline at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information of three references

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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.