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Assistant Professor in Latino/a Life in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table(s) 5. The salary range for this position is $129,800-$203,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: January 2, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Sep 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 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 Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine in collaboration with the International Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant rank . We are seeking a faculty researcher to join our dynamic, nationally-recognized research program focused on advancing and applying interdisciplinary knowledge in patient-centered care, family medicine, primary care and population health, community-partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine and public health. We specifically seek scholars with expertise or experience in serving Latinx communities in the United States or transborder immigrant communities.

We are looking to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and mentoring has a demonstrated focus on Latinx experiences in the United States and at international scales. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and track record of addressing questions related to Latinx health across the life course and/or ethnic/racial equity in health and healthcare and engage with questions related to migrants or refugees from Latin American countries. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a track record of collaboration abroad or documented experiences with fieldwork.

UCLA aims to achieve federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by 2025. In preparation for this designation, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search in order to recruit exceptional scholars whose teaching, scholarship and/or mentoring has strong ties to Latinx experiences in the United States. This search is conducted in partnership with the Chicano Studies Research Center, the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the International Institute. Faculty hired through this search are expected to maintain an active affiliation to the Chicano Studies Research Center and the International Institute and encourage the success of Latinx and first-generation scholars.

Successful clinician investigator applicants will conduct research, care for patients, and teach at all levels. Successful non-clinician candidates will be involved in teaching medical students, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and other research trainees. All candidates will be expected to mentor students and clinical trainees.

Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized program and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives promoting research and leadership for the Latino/a communities. Applicants must have the potential to serve as PI on multidisciplinary research teams. Preferred qualifications include a potential or track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or track record of extramural grant funding (e.g. NIH) and a research focus on primary care, community-partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine, and/or implementation science with a focus on Latino/a populations at an international scale.

Required qualifications are a medical degree and/or PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant social science. Candidates who have an MD (or equivalent) need to have board certification to see patients in the U.S. Research training via fellowship, Master’s, or PhD program is highly desirable for candidates with an MD (or equivalent).

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the Assistant rank and as a teaching faculty at the International Institute. The Department of Family Medicine has ongoing collaborations with the Schools of Public Health and Public Policy, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Charles Drew University, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and Health Services, and multiple partnerships with community organizations.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at: https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html.

The University of California, Los Angeles is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In the Department of Family Medicine, we place a priority on promoting diversity, inclusion and health equity in all facets of our mission and desire candidates who have demonstrated a clear commitment to those areas in her/his professional activities. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09099. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table(s) 5. The salary range for this position is $129,800-$203,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • 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.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Targeted Employment Reference Checks (Authorization to Release Form)

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Required qualifications are a medical degree and/or PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant social science.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates who have an MD (or equivalent) need to have board certification to see patients in the U.S.

Preferred qualifications

Research training via fellowship, Master’s, or PhD program is highly desirable for candidates with an MD (or equivalent). Applicants must have the potential to serve as PI on multidisciplinary research teams.

Preferred qualifications include a potential or track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or track record of extramural grant funding (e.g. NIH) and a research focus on primary care, community-partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine, and/or implementation science with a focus on Latino/a populations at an international scale.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)

Applicants are asked to name references to complete their application. However, the references will not be asked to provide letters until our departmental analyst requests them.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09099

Help contact: FMAP@mednet.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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA