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

Senior Associate or Full Professor — Child and Family Well-Being

Start date: July 2019

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Senior Associate or Full Professor rank, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. We seek to hire a scholar who leads the field in the area of child and family well-being. Specific area of expertise is open and may include child welfare; trauma in childhood or across the lifespan; child, family, or school-focused interventions; or child and family mental health. The successful candidate will be considered for the endowed Marjorie Crump Chair in Social Welfare, a five-year appointment that provides research funding and is reserved for a distinguished scholar who conducts cutting- edge and innovative research to address issues facing society.

UCLA is consistently ranked among the top research universities across the nation and around the world. The Department of Social Welfare is the only social work program in Southern California housed in a major public research university, and is advantageously situated in an interdisciplinary school of public affairs along with highly ranked departments of Urban Planning and Public Policy. We are one of the nation’s most interdisciplinary diverse departments of social welfare, and were recently ranked third in scholarly impact among all 76 doctoral degree granting social work/social welfare programs. Both the Department and Luskin School are experiencing dynamic growth. In addition, our Department has a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations.

We seek an individual to join our department who has:

  • A demonstrated track record of successfully disseminating research with substantial impact in social welfare.
  • A successful record of securing extramural funding.
  • A strong record of teaching at any level and mentoring at the doctoral level.
  • A deep understanding of diversity and social justice issues embedded in teaching, research, and mentoring.
  • A commitment to collaborative relationships across the Department, School, and University.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to mentoring across the academic ladder, and experience with departmental and university citizenship.

Basic Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have a PhD in Social Work/Social Welfare or a related field. An MSW degree is required.

Additional/Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate must have the ability to meet the qualifications of Associate Professor or Professor at UCLA. The successful candidate will have a national and/or international reputation for high impact, funded scholarship in the area of child and family well-being, contribute expertise on vulnerable and at-risk children and families, and provide strategic and academic leadership to the Department and the Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Position is open until filled, but early inquiries are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning October, 2018.

Candidates should submit the following items via recruit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03975

  1. An updated curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter with a clear statement of scholarly and teaching interests and relevance of work to child and family well-being;
  3. An equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement describing your past, present and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  4. Contact information for three references.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Mark Kaplan (kaplanm@luskin.ucla.edu) and Dr. Laura Wray-Lake (wraylake@ucla.edu).

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.

Faculty Position in Public Health and Urban Planning

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open September 1st, 2018 through November 23, 2018

DESCRIPTION

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.

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • 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.
  • Scholarly work/publication
  • Additional scholarly work/publication (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

HOW TO APPLY

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  2. Provide required information and documents
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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 (ananyaucla@ucla.edu).

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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

TO APPLY

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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.

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