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Teaching Professor

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer with the Potential of Security of Employment (Equivalent of Assistant Professor)
Lecturer with Security of Employment (Equivalent of Associate Professor)
Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (Equivalent of Professor)
Salary range: Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. According to UC and FSPH standards, the FSPH fully covered 9-month salary will be composed of a component, ranging between $74,600-$197,100 plus an off-scale portion, dependent upon the candidate’s experience and final approval by the Chancellor. Historically, UCLA CHS faculty total salaries have been competitive with salaries in similar departments.

Application Window

Open date: November 7, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Dec 19, 2023 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: Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 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 Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health invites applications for an Open-Rank Teaching Professor, equal to the ranks of Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Lecturer with Security of Employment, or Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment. Salary ranges for these positions are commensurate with the following professor positions:

  • Lecturer with the Potential of Security of Employment (Equivalent of Assistant Professor)
  • Lecturer with Security of Employment (Equivalent of Associate Professor)
  • Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (Equivalent of Professor)

For more information, please see this resource: https://apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call/lecturer-series#I.

Applicants for this teaching-focused position should have applied experience working in one or more of these domains: public health equity scholarship, intervention and evaluation work, public health practice, and public health programs and/or policies that impact community and population health. While applicants may not have worked in each of the aforementioned domains, they should have a practical understanding of how one engages in equity-oriented public health research, evaluation, practice, and policy making. Opportunities in teaching include leading core course instruction, as well as developing novel courses in health equity and public health intervention.

Public health intervention seeks to develop and evaluate policies, programs and other types of interventions that may affect community/population health and health equity. Achieving health equity addresses historical and contemporary injustices; overcomes economic, social, and other obstacles to health and health care; and eliminates preventable health disparities.

Applicants must have a demonstrated history (or the demonstrated potential) of developing and/or evaluating interventions focused on health equity and community/population health. Applicants would draw from these experiences to teach public health graduate and undergraduate courses with emphasis on community, policy, and/or programmatic-level intervention and evaluation. Priority content areas for this faculty position include but are not limited to health equity; community engaged interventions and research; and public health practice. Leadership and/or experience working with underserved communities, including people with disabilities, women, or people from minoritized groups, is a plus.

Our multidisciplinary faculty has a strong history of and ongoing public health programming in both domestic and global contexts, as well as multiple graduate education programs (MPH, MSPH, PhD programs) and two new undergraduate majors in Public Health BA and Public Health BS. Additionally, the UCLA campus offers several resources to support teaching excellence, including the newly created UCLA Teaching & Learning Center. The mission of the Center is to support UCLA's community of educators in advancing instructional innovation and pedagogical research, engaging in research-based and equity-minded teaching practices, and celebrating inclusive excellence in teaching.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in public health, social and behavioral sciences, or related disciplines (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent) and must demonstrate: (1) Excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, with particular emphasis on program/policy development and evaluation methods; (2) Experience or clear potential in program/policy planning, implementation, and/or evaluation; (3) Ability to mentor students in applied practical experiences.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following documents no later than December 15, 2023:
• Curriculum Vitae (C.V.): Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter: Letter addressed to the search committee, which highlights your interest in, qualifications for, and fit with this position.
• Statement of Public Health Practice and/or Research: A statement highlighting impactful and scholarly contributions of recent public health practice and/or research and plans for the near future.

• Statement of Teaching: Teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy, classroom and/or mentorship experience, and description of courses you would like to teach at UCLA. You may also choose to include previous teaching evaluations.
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Statement addressing past, current, and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
• References: Contact information for at least three professional references. Please complete and upload the Reference Check Authorization Release Form. We will solicit letters of recommendation at later stages of the search process.

Salary Range:
Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. According to UC and FSPH standards, the FSPH fully covered 9-month salary will be composed of a component, ranging between $74,600-$197,100 plus an off-scale portion, dependent upon the candidate’s experience and final approval by the Chancellor. Historically, UCLA CHS faculty total salaries have been competitive with salaries in similar departments.

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.

Questions about this position may be emailed to search committee co-chairs, Dr. Philip Massey (pmassey@ucla.edu) and Dr. Courtney Thomas Tobin (courtneysthomas@ucla.edu).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent) by time of appointment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Letter addressed to the search committee, which highlights your interest in, qualifications for, and fit with this position.

  • Statement of Public Health Practice and/or Research - A statement highlighting impactful and scholarly contributions of recent public health practice and/or research and plans for the near future.

  • Statement of Teaching - Teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy, classroom and/or mentorship experience, and description of courses you would like to teach at UCLA. You may also choose to include previous teaching evaluations.

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Teaching Evaluation (if applicable) (Optional)

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

Names and contact information of three references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09021

Help contact: uha@ph.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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