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Tenure Track faculty - SBS

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Job Title: Tenure Track faculty - SBS
Reference Code: 1162850
Job Location: San Francisco , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Faculty Position Announcement
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
Vacancy No: JPF01767

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2018 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist's level of experience. We are seeking a candidate with a program of research focused on health policy in one or more topic areas. The candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in the MS health policy program, the PhD health policy specialty, and core courses in the MS and PhD programs. Expertise in policy theory, qualitative research methods, and critical policy analysis are required. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments within the School of Nursing as well as across the campus. Depending upon research expertise and interests, the candidate may also serve as an advisor or committee member for PhD students in sociology. The candidate must have a PhD degree by the start date, preferably in Nursing, with training in health policy, health services research, political science or other relevant areas. For full consideration, applications should be received within one month of the appearance of this announcement.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is one of four academic departments in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). SBS houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, the Doctoral Program in Nursing Health Policy, and the Masters Program in Nursing in Health Policy. Department faculty are actively involved in a wide variety of research activities in local, national, and global arenas. Topics are related to the teaching programs and the mission of the department and include tobacco control and medical marijuana policy, health disparities, health workforce studies, gender and HIV/AIDS, biomedicalization, ethical and social issues in genetics, anti-violence, health professions, health demography, and aging and long-term care policies both domestically and globally.

Doctoral Program in Nursing Health Policy:

The principal aim of the doctoral program in nursing with an emphasis on health policy is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. Coursework in the program is aimed at enabling students to develop their understanding of and capacities to use theory; develop research skills and statistical capacities; and develop a policy perspective on the many dimensions of nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and public health; develop the focused, independent research project necessary for completion of the doctoral dissertation; and ultimately contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession and the field of health policy. Doctoral students must be admitted to the School of nursing doctoral program and then elect an emphasis on health policy and they must take core courses in the nursing doctoral program along with specialty courses in health policy.

MS Program in Nursing Health Policy:

The Masters Degree program in health policy for nurses focuses on preparing students to provide policy leadership in a variety of settings. Graduates learn to identify and critically analyze laws, regulations, and policies at the institutional, local, state and national levels.

They prepare to use their in-depth knowledge of the history, structure, theory and process of health policymaking in the United States to plan, implement, and evaluate policies. Additionally, they will understand the economic, ethical, and social implications of policy decisions, and devise and use strategies to effectively advocate for policy change. See

Doctoral Program in Sociology:

The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most indepth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. Departmental areas of emphasis include aging and chronic illness; global health and global health policy; race, class, gender and health disparities; science, technology, and medicine studies; HIV/AIDS; and violence.

The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts with an emphasis on the study of issues in health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. The theoretical bases of the program focus on classical, interactionist, and contemporary sociological perspectives, and the program has a dual orientation toward qualitative and quantitative research methods. See http://sociology.ucsf.edufor additional information.

Major Areas of Responsibility

1. Teaching and advising masters and doctoral students in nursing and sociology.
2. Developing/establishing a program of research in health policy and/or health
services/systems research that is synergistic with emphases of the department and/or other organized research units on campus.
3. Disseminating research knowledge and engaging in professional activities at local, regional, national and international levels.
4. Contributing to the leadership and direction of UCSF, the School of Nursing, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Doctoral Programs.
5. Establishing/engaging in ongoing programs of research congruent with emphases of the department and/or other organized research units on campus.

Job Requirements

Preferred and required qualifications as appropriate for the position.

Information and Application Process Instructions

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research, teaching and contributions to diversity, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, teaching evaluations and recent course syllabi. Please apply online at In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Susan Chapman (, Search Committee Chair.

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