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Associate Dean of Public Health Practice

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The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) ( seeks applicants for the position of Associate Dean of Public Health Practice. We are looking for an outstanding candidate who can provide exceptional leadership to a collaborative team for the School’s public health practice activities serving students, faculty, and alumni. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one of the FSPH’s five departments, Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, or Health Policy and Management.

Key responsibilities include: creation and implementation of a suite of professional development opportunities for students and alumni, including oversight of Career Services; oversight for fieldwork and internships and other public health practice activities across the school and providing guidance for the School’s departments for these activities; development and oversight of enriched training for concurrent/joint degree programs; development and oversight of training programs involving community partners; securing funding for professional development, training and practice opportunities for students, alumni and public health professionals; development and oversight of enriched public health training opportunities for the public health workforce; development and oversight (joint with the Assistant Dean for External Affairs) of the alumni mentoring program. The Associate Dean of Practice is the primary point person for the FSPH for interactions with public health practice community.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent). We encourage applications from candidates in all public health disciplines as well as a wide range of related fields including the social, behavioral and environmental sciences; statistics; public policy; and public management. They must also have experience and strong skills in collaboration as demonstrated by building, facilitating, and maintaining long term partnerships with a variety of public health focused agencies and organizations; a proven track record of evidence-based public health practice and research; and, experience with graduate students and professional development activities. Additionally, candidates must have leadership experience and a successful track record of securing extramural funds. Also desired is public health practice expertise collaborating with multiple sectors and with community, state, regional, national and global partners, as well as knowledge across all public health disciplines. The type and level of faculty appointment will be determined based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Appointment as Associate Dean is for a five-year, renewable term. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Professor Michael Prelip, Chair of the Search Committee, at

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus. The UCLA community has a strong track record of and commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. UCLA has made equity and diversity guiding principles in its future development. Consideration will be given to candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity 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


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Statement of Public Health Practice

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