Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Asian American Studies Center and UCLA’s Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative


University of California Los Angeles


Requisition Number: JPF08043


We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. This position is supported by the Asian American Studies Center and UCLA’s Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative.


Applicants must hold a PhD or other equivalent terminal degree (e.g. DrPH, EdD, DSc, MD, JD) by July 1, 2023, and are expected to have a robust research agenda that addresses critical health issues in Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities including but not limited to obesity, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, substance abuse and unintentional injuries. Those conducting research that address critical social and other issues affecting the health of Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities such as climate change, aging, food insecurity, housing, poverty and educational opportunities are also encouraged to apply. All applicants are expected to have a strong community health orientation and to participate in the Asian American Studies Center.


Candidates must (1) have a record of independent research and publications in areas relevant to the health of Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian populations, (2) demonstrate potential for success or documented success in obtaining extramural funding, (3) have engaged in interdisciplinary research collaborations involving partnerships with communities; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring.


We welcome candidates whose experiences in research, teaching, and community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


Interested persons are strongly encouraged to apply online at, https://apptrkr.com/3668281, by January 10, 2023. The position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

To apply, please submit the following:

(1) a cover letter (1-2 pages)

(2) a curriculum vitae,

(3) a research statement highlighting scholarly contributions of recent research and plans for the near future,

(4) an EDI statement describing your past, present and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion

6) a teaching statement outlining your teaching philosophy and the general content of one class you would like to teach, and

(7) names and contact information for three references.


For questions related to the position, please contact the chair of the Search Committee, Professor May Wang (mailto:maywang@ucla.edu).


The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity will be given due recognition in the academic personnel process, and they will be evaluated and credited in the same way as other faculty achievements. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students and faculty members, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations, will be given due recognition in the teaching or service categories of the academic personnel process.


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/3668281


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