The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time, state-funded tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor of Epidemiology (https://epi.ph.ucla.edu). The ideal candidate will have a strong, emerging record of an innovative and productive research program in mental health epidemiology, including mental health, substance use, and/or psychiatric disorders, and a history of successful external funding, consistent with career stage. The successful candidate should also have a strong track record and dedication to teaching foundational and advanced epidemiology courses (e.g., introductory epidemiology, population health, measurement, research methods, and/or study design), as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty area. Since its inception, the UCLA Department of Epidemiology has established itself as a leader in epidemiologic theory and methods, applied epidemiology, and public health. We are looking for a candidate with excellence in research and dedication to teaching and training the next generation of epidemiologists in areas such as, but not limited to, epidemiologic studies of mental health and substance use, randomized clinical trials for psychiatric disorders, psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, mental health comorbidities with infectious or other chronic diseases, and/or mental health-related studies using “big data” (e.g., omics, electronic health records, administrative databases, internet-based data).
The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing), several professional schools, the Semel Institute, and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA community has a rich history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including partnerships with the VA. The Department also has strong research and training relations with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and national and international institutions.
Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology or related field, demonstrable expertise and interest in epidemiologic research, evidence of excellence in teaching and training of pre- and/or post-doctoral students, peer-reviewed publications, and a demonstrated commitment to public health. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 1, 2018 but the search remains open until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Informal inquiries may be submitted to email@example.com.
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 at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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