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Community Health Sciences Department: Faculty Position in Community-Based Injury and Violence Prevention

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 19th, 2018
Last review date: October 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
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.


The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) is conducting a search to fill an open-ranked tenure-track or tenured faculty position whose research and teaching focuses on preventing injuries and violence. The new faculty member will hold an appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). CHS is the department within the FSPH concerned with social and behavioral research applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. Our focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. Of particular interest is how social and cultural factors, social programs, the health care system, and social policies influence health beliefs and perceptions, health behaviors, and health status within populations. The department prides itself on its reputation of academic excellence and stellar research activities.

Candidates must be strongly committed to cutting-edge research, high-quality teaching, and public service on violence and injury prevention. Although the specific discipline and field of specialization are open, successful candidates need to have demonstrated experience conducting research into a range of policy and programmatic approaches for addressing causes and consequences of violence or injury, including but not limited to: homicide and intimate partner violence, gun-related violence and injury, neighborhood and community safety, suicide and community-based mental health interventions, and unintentional injuries in the US or globally.

Responsibilities include conducting innovative research, teaching courses and advising students, active involvement in the School, Department, and the applicant’s professional field, and continuing or building a successful record of extramural research funding.

Opportunities for collaboration at UCLA include the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity; Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health; Center for Public Health and Disasters; California Center for Population Research; community and local government partners; and other entities on campus such as the David Geffen School of Medicine, the Schools of Nursing, Public Affairs, and Law, and UC-wide partnerships.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent). We encourage applications from candidates in all disciplines of public health as well as a wide range of related fields including the social and behavioral sciences, health education/promotion, demography, and public policy. Candidates must have excellent research, teaching and service records for their career stage. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2018 in order to receive full consideration. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, but the search remains open until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Professor James Macinko, 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, and has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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:
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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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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