Postdoctoral Scholar in Spatial Environmental Health

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 4 days ago

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary range: Commensurate with experience

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: April 22, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for 2 years from September 2024 to August 2026.The Postdoctoral Scholar appointment is a full-time position of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of faculty member Travis Longcore (Institute of the Environment and Sustainability). The postdoctoral scholar will work to advance scholarship on the use of big spatial data in assessing environmental exposures to extreme heat within outdoor urban environments, characterizing vulnerability of communities to these exposures, and developing policy-friendly recommendations regarding shade in outdoor environments in the County of Los Angeles. The scholar will also advance their individual research and publication agenda within spatial aspects of environmental health as they intersect with the project.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

To apply for this position applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation in spatial sciences, geography, environmental science, environmental health, public health, or a related discipline granted from an accredited university within the last five academic years at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. (or equivalent) conferred by the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

We seek applicants with strong quantitative analytical skills, previous experience working with big spatial data, and significant expertise with spatial analysis. Applicants with a record of working on spatial dynamics of environmental exposure or with a substantive interest in developing a research agenda on spatial analysis in environmental health are strongly preferred. Demonstrated experience with research on extreme heat exposure and with hazard mitigation planning would be an asset.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)
  • Reference check authorization release form – Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Only references for shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09365

Help contact: longcore@ucla.edu

ABOUT UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

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