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Division of General Pediatrics - Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Oct 14, 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

The Department of Pediatrics and Mattel Children’s Hospital of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA seeks a PhD faculty member at an Assistant Adjunct, or Associate Adjunct level to join the Division of General Pediatrics (rank commensurate with academic qualifications.) Applicants must have completed a post doctorate fellowship. We are seeking a candidate with skills in pediatric health services research. Our current research team focus is on structural and social determinants of health, health care, and cross-sector service delivery for marginalized children, families, and communities to improve children’s health outcomes and promote racial and health equity. Someone with interests and skills in this area is encouraged to apply. Responsibilities would include teaching of medical student, residents, and fellows on elective rotation and those choosing research opportunities on research methodology and design or topics relevant to your expertise. Community engagement and advocacy are encouraged. The incumbent will be expected to engage in research and creative work and be given up to 3 years of financial support. Research and creative work is expected to include both projects led by the candidate and collaborative team research activities and projects with other UCLA faculty. For those applying, having an active K-award or R-series grant is preferable.

The David Geffen School of Medicine provides ample opportunities for professional development as well as education and research. The DGSOM has recently redesigned the medical student curriculum such that there are new roles for educators taking students for longitudinal teaching in both clinical and research settings. The Department of Pediatrics has over 30 Divisions and Programs. The Department is the home of the Children’s Discovery & Innovation (CDI) Institute, which promotes research and training activities related to improving children's health and health care, spanning from discoveries in basic science, through translation to clinical care, and implementation in community practice. A unique feature of UCLA is the presence of the Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) complex that includes the UCLA Medical Center, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, and California NanoSystems Institute, all on the same campus as the Division of Life Sciences and 7 other professional schools. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by the US News & World Report. Annually Mattel Children’s Hospital serves more than 6,000 inpatients and 40,000 outpatients of diverse racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Applicant must possess a Ph.D.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

To be provided to complete application. Letters will be reviewed.

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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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA