Research Faculty Search (Tenure Track)


The Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles invite applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level. We are seeking a faculty researcher to join our dynamic, nationally-recognized research program focused on advancing and applying interdisciplinary knowledge in patient care, population health, community partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine and public policy. We are especially interested in applicants that connect across UCLA departments and schools, the UC system and globally, and whose research, teaching and mentorships engage community, addressing questions of broad concern for Black life and racial equity in health and healthcare.
This search is in partnership with the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC)/Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as part of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s “Rising to the Challenge” Initiative. The Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969, was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the University of California, with the mission to develop and strengthen the study of African American and Black life.

Required qualifications are a medical degree and/or PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant social science. Candidates who also have an MD need to have board certification in Family Medicine. Research training via fellowship, Master’s, or PhD program is highly desirable. Applicants must have the potential to serve as PI on multidisciplinary research teams. Preferred qualifications include a potential or track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or track record of extramural grant funding and a research focus on primary care, community partnered and/or participatory research, preventive and/or addiction medicine, and/or implementation science.

Successful clinician investigator applicants will care for patients as well as teach and supervise clinical trainees. Successful non-clinician candidates will be involved in teaching research methods to postdoctoral fellows and other research trainees.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at a rank appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications. The Department of Family Medicine has ongoing collaborations with the Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, Department of Psychiatry, Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Charles Drew University, the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and Health Services, and multiple partnerships with community organizations.

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All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct

The University of California, Los Angeles is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In the Department of Family Medicine, we place a priority on promoting diversity, inclusion and health equity in all facets of our mission and desire candidates who have demonstrated a clear commitment to those areas in her/his professional activities. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table(s) 5. The salary range for this position is $123,300 - $ 170,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching (Optional)
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - 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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
• Misc/Additional (Optional)


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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