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Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Health Disparities Cluster


The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position (tenure level) related to Health Disparities and Social Inequality. The professorial rank is open to faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level (achieved by July 1, 2014) with a starting date is July 1, 2014. This search is part of the interdisciplinary Haas Diversity Research Initiative and will be conducted under the auspices of the Diversity and Health Disparities cluster of this initiative. Applicants may read about the Hass Diversity Research Initiative and the Health Disparities cluster at the website: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

The search will be conducted with the participation of the Department of Anthropology, and Schools of Social Welfare and Public Health. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in a department or departments to be determined by the candidate’s preferences, disciplinary training, and departmental fit.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or its equivalent in social science and health related disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Social Welfare, Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Economics, or in interdisciplinary fields with substantial preparation in social sciences and health research and teaching by time of application. The position is targeting scholars working at the intersection of socio-cultural theory, health, social inequality, and social justice to advance knowledge and practice in the impact of racism, and social-political exclusion on health status and behavior. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to the effects of social phenomena on health and disease among racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States and globally. The ideal candidate will show outstanding research accomplishment, potential for distinguished teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, interest in community and social policy research applications, and leadership ability. We encourage applications from candidates who engage in qualitative research, including ethnography, and mixed methods research. The policy implications of theoretically and evidence based research to narrow disparities in health outcomes, and access to and delivery of health care is also of interest for this position.


Deadline for submitting applications is December 16, 2013. Applicants should submit the following:

  1. a letter of interest with a clear statement of research and teaching interest,
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. up to three significant writing samples, and
  4. three letters of reference.

All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00221

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement on confidentiality, (www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evallotr.html) prior to submitting their letters. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly urged to apply.

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs accompanying partners and spouses, please contact the CALcierge office at calcierge@berkeley.edu or visit calcierge.berkeley.edu.

For information about position or application process please contact swsearch.committee@berkeley.edu.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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