[aahb] Health Communication-Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position - University of California Los Angeles

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*Health Communication-Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position*

*University of California Los Angeles*

*Requisition Number:* JPF07120

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) currently has an
open-ranked tenure-track or tenured faculty position focused on health
communication. This research and teaching faculty appointment is in the
Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). CHS, one of five departments
within FSPH, is concerned with the social and behavioral research applied
to health, health promotion, and public health practice in the context of
social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. The
faculty is multidisciplinary and includes those whose primary training is
in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, health promotion and
education, health policy, nutrition, maternal and child health, and

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for trained public health
professionals in health communication to address health equity globally and
in the US. Candidates must be strongly committed to cutting-edge research,
high-quality teaching, and public service related to health communication.
Although the specific health field and specialization is open, successful
candidates will demonstrate a track record in applied health communication
research and practice. This could include social marketing, using media for
social norms behavior change, digital communication, health informatics,
virtual reality applications, patient and healthcare provider education,
health literacy, media and news literacy, media advocacy, health
journalism, crisis and emergency risk communication, combatting
misinformation, and research using new media applications. We are
particularly interested in those who work in collaboration with community
partners, including those who employ community-based participatory research.

Appointments with expertise in health communication will have the
opportunity to collaborate and strengthen efforts to enhance public health
communication and research efforts with a number of institutes and partners
on major public health initiatives, both at UCLA and in the larger Los
Angeles and California academic, public health, nonprofit and entertainment

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH or equivalent).
Responsibilities include conducting innovative research, teaching core and
elective courses, advising students, active service for School, Department,
and professional field, and continuing or building a successful record of
extramural research funding. Candidates must have excellent scholarship,
teaching, and service records for their career stage. Faculty appointment
level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and

Applications will continue to be accepted until February 15, 2022; however,
those received after the review date will only be considered if the
position has not yet been filled. The anticipated start date is July 1,
2022. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. May Sudhinaraset, chair of the
search committee, at msudhinaraset@xxxxxxxx.

*To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2704944

*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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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