Social Sciences: Assistant Professor of Global Health - Social Justice (Initial

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Social Sciences: Assistant Professor of Global Health - Social Justice (Initial Review 01/14/20)

The Division of Social Sciences [] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Global and Community Health scholar with expertise in the social justice questions raised by societal and environmental influences on health. The position is open to any field in the Social Sciences at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level.

The selected candidate will be invited to join one of the following departments: Anthropology, Community Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and also contribute to new program development and teaching in Global Community Health (GCH).

The selected candidate will be an outstanding researcher on global and community health with a focus on social justice issues such as socio-economic inequalities, structural violence, war, disability, trauma, and migration. Applicants might also have expertise in global health security, health rights, law and governance, development, disease surveillance, the politics of health policy reform, biometrics, mental health, or health activism. Strong candidates will possess collaborative and organizational skills based on experiences working with diverse communities through collaborative partnerships (e.g., with non-profits, NGOs, foundations, community-based organizations, schools and/or local governments). We are especially interested in a scholar who takes a broad historical and geographical approach to specific, grounded health problems; who works to understand seemingly local issues within global economic, environmental and political processes. Our interests align with the emerging framework of critical global health that calls for research attentive to power dynamics and inequality, and in which scholars are accountable to the communities they study.

Applicants should have expertise in global health research, demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring GCH majors/minors and other undergraduates, to guiding students on appropriate GCH applications, and to developing GCH's community partnerships. We are conducting another separate search focused on health justice and quantitative research at the same time with a similar timeline for application and assessment.
In both searches consideration of potential contributions to the interdisciplinary GCH programming and to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be of paramount importance.

The selected candidate will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service and must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The selected candidate will hold a 100 percent teaching and research appointment in a department in the Division of Social Sciences and will be expected to teach courses in support of GCH's goals and contribute to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The normal teaching load in the division is four courses over three quarters. The faculty members in the division conduct high quality, cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and perform university, public, and professional service. The division confers the most undergraduate degrees on campus, and each department has a Ph.D. program.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and must discuss their past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

Assistant Professor [tenure-track]

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) and demonstrated record of research and teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, research presentations and/or professional training seminars). Degree requirements expected to be completed by June 30, 2020

July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2020 for employment effective July 1, 2020.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00788-20 in all correspondence.

Reference Requirement
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are selected after initial rounds of documentation review. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will then submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by January 14, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

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