This page lists faculty positions at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as they become available. For staff positions, search the database at the UCLA Careers website.
Current Faculty Openings
Faculty Position in Public Health and Urban Planning
Open September 1st, 2018 through November 23, 2018
University of California, Los Angeles
Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning
Open Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Public Health and Urban Planning
The UCLA Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Urban Planning invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track joint faculty appointment in public health and urban planning. We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of the linkages between urban environments and health outcomes, and how policies and other interventions can improve these outcomes. Attractive candidates for this interdisciplinary position might study: health benefits of green infrastructure and the natural environment, including water and ecosystem infrastructure; or how urban design features and transportation systems affect environmental exposures and health; or the health effects of land use and housing patterns, including environment and health in low-income and/or minority communities.
We welcome applicants from a wide array of backgrounds, particularly those with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, who can bridge the disciplines of urban planning and public health, as well as those whose work includes both domestic and global perspectives. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the curricula in both departments.
The Department of Urban Planning hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and 148 Master’s and 38 PhD students in highly selective programs. The Department has a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 52 master’s students, and 16 PhD students in program in Environmental Health Sciences. The Department is dedicated to studying the links between health and the environment, and educating scientists and public health leaders who can design science-based policies to address current and future environmental health challenges. The two departments offer a concurrent master’s degree program in Environmental Health Sciences and Urban & Regional Planning.
Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. The Luskin School of Public Affairs is home to the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning, as well as six research centers and a new undergraduate major in Public Affairs. The Fielding School of Public Health is home to five departments—Biostatistics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management—and has 14 affiliated research centers.
UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The two Departments are committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship. We especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment; accordingly, a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion must be included in the application materials.
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.
All applicants should hold a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate exceptional promise for scholarship and teaching. Applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by Thursday, November 1, 2018, to be guaranteed full consideration.
Los Angeles, CA
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. Be sure to clearly identify all publications, the author order, and whether the publication was refereed. Note as well all courses taught, co-taught, and (if applicable) in which you served as a Teaching Assistant.
Cover Letter – Please describe your interest in the position.
Statement of Research – In a statement of less than 500 words, please describe your approach to research, highlighting recent scholarly contributions and plans for the near future.
Statement of Teaching – In a statement of less than 300 words, please outline the content of a class you would like to teach and/or a class you have taught.
Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.
Assistant Professor in Social Welfare / Asian American Studies
Start date: July 2019
With the support of the Institute of American Cultures, Asian American Studies Center, and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the departments of Social Welfare and Asian American Studies invite applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2019. We welcome candidates whose experience in research, teaching, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek a scholar who studies the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience in the United States with interest or background in application to any area of social work. This includes, but is not limited to, the examination of issues concerning human services, poverty and social inequality, immigration and migration, linguistic marginalization, violence and trauma, cultural adaptation and regeneration, intergenerational relations, community development and organizing, and critical refugee studies.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in social welfare or in a related social science discipline, have a robust research and research dissemination agenda, and be prepared to teach at the Masters, Ph.D., and undergraduate levels and mentor students in the two departments and their various programs. An MSW degree, and/or experience with social work practice, policy advocacy, or community organizing related to Asian American and/or Pacific Islander communities, is desirable but not required.
Asian American Studies emerged at UCLA a half century ago to serve the demands of diverse constituencies united by a need to link community engagement, innovative scholarship, and principled change. To address those needs, our field has prioritized interdisciplinary approaches to labor, migration, gendered racialization, empire, sexuality, and myriad forms of organizing, resistance, community, and creativity. Through our research, teaching, and service, we have maintained a commitment to social and economic justice by providing a home in the academy for envisioning and implementing those objectives, through both the Asian American Studies Department and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
The Department of Social Welfare has a 65-year tradition of research and education to serve diverse urban populations. The Department’s mission is to promote excellence in research and leadership for 21st century social policies and practices, from local to global settings. Social Welfare is in a process of dynamic growth. We have recently introduced three new areas of concentration in our MSW curriculum: Social and Economic Justice, Health and Mental Health Across the Life Span, and Child and Family Well-being. The Luskin School of Public Affairs houses faculty with interdisciplinary research agendas with high public impact and has also launched a school-wide undergraduate major in Public Affairs in which Social Welfare faculty will participate.
Interested persons are strongly encouraged to apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03948 before October 9, 2018. The position will close on November 1, 2018. To apply, submit the following: (1) a 1-2 page cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vita, (3) a research statement of less than 500 words highlighting scholarly contributions of recent research and plans for the near future, (4) an EDI statement (click here for examples) describing your past, present and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (5) at least one publication or writing sample, (6) a teaching statement of less than 300 words outlining the content of a class you would like to teach, and (7) names and contact information for three references. For questions related to the position, contact the chair of the Search Committee, Professor Ananya Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 & AffirmativeAction Policy.
Adjunct Faculty Positions in Social Welfare
The UCLA Department of Social Welfare invites applications for positions in the Adjunct Professor Series (at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full). Adjunct faculty occupy an important position within the Department as they bring their research, teaching, clinical and policy expertise, and leadership to our intellectual community. Adjunct positions can involve teaching, applied social science research and policy analysis, mentorship and collaboration with existing faculty research, and scholarship.
Specifically, adjunct faculty complement existing faculty strengths and provide professional, scholarly and applied expertise of value to the Department’s students, faculty and staff. Newly formed areas of concentration within the Department include: Social and Economic Justice, Health and Mental Health across the Life Span, and Child and Family Well-being. Applicants can be involved in a practice, organizational and policy arena and may propose collaborative research and curricular projects with faculty in the Department of Social Welfare and the Luskin School of Public Affairs (including Departments of Urban Planning and Public Policy).
Adjunct professors can be compensated for teaching within the Department and through extramural grant funding. While the percentage of time allocated may vary, they are expected to maintain an office at the Luskin School and to participate in the intellectual life of the department, including teaching and/or participation in larger faculty and student initiatives.
A PhD degree (or equivalent) is required and an MSW degree is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas: (1) extramural funded research relevant to social welfare practice; (2) active participation and/or leadership in local and national organizations; (3) community engagement in Los Angeles and beyond. Published scholarship in peer-reviewed journals is encouraged but not required.
Application review will begin on October 17, 2018 by the Adjunct Search Committee, Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs. Apply via online application at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03744.
Required Documents include:
Cover letter specifying experience and expertise in research, teaching and community engagement as well as a clear statement about what the applicant will bring to the department and the Luskin School
A statement describing your past, present and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion
A sample publication (journal article, report, book)
Three references, including names and contact information
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 policy and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.