Two positions at UCLA

Two positions that may be of interest to medical sociologists.

Position in the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health

UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

UCLA Division of Social Sciences

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), in collaboration with the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, are seeking applications for a full-time tenure-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of psychological or physical health and human functioning at the individual or population level. Specific area of expertise is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who consider the role of psychosocial, biological, or cultural factors, or take a developmental or lifespan perspective in their work.

Candidates must possess an established record of publication and demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching and mentoring skills are required.

We welcome applications from scholars from fields in the social sciences such as, but not limited to, anthropology and sociology. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s) best suited to her or his research. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three potential references at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00288.

For further information please contact Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D., at afuligni@ucla.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and the final deadline for application submission is November 1, 2014. 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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Position in History and Social Studies of Medicine   UCLA Department ofPsychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel  Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior), are seeking applications for a full-­-time tenure-­-equivalent faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; level to be commensurate with background and experience. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship that focuses on the intersection of the social sciences and medicine. Candidates must possess an established record of publication. A demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding is preferred. The position includes doctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training responsibilities; excellent teaching skills and the ability to mentor students is required. Though preference  will be given to individuals with expertise in the history of medicine and who hold both an M.D. and a Ph.D., we welcome applications from scholars in other fields such as, but not limited to, sociology, anthropology, and public health. The successful candidate will hold his or her primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and a joint appointment in the department(s)best suited to his or her research. He or she will also play an active role in the newly created Social Science Track of the David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program and inexpanding the role of history and social studies of medicine within the Medical School.


To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00248. For further information please contact Joel Braslow, M.D., at jbraslow@mednet.ucla.edu. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. 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, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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