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Postdoctoral Scholar in Spatial Environmental Health

Position Overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open June 10th, 2021 through Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position Description

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability invites applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic year 2021-2022.

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) with engagement with the rest of the Heat Resilient LA team. The postdoctoral scholar will work to advance scholarship on the use of big spatial data in assessing environmental exposures and in particular extreme heat within outdoor urban environments. Primary duties include focused work on the Heat Resilient LA project, which comprises a multidisciplinary faculty group from engineering, urban planning, public health, and environmental law that is assessing the areas of Los Angeles where people are most vulnerable to outdoor extreme heat events, working with local stakeholders to identify locations for street-level interventions, and deploying a prototype passive cooling structure using radiant and evaporative cooling technologies. The scholar will also advance their individual research and publication agenda within spatial aspects of environmental health.


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 health, public health, or a related discipline granted from an accredited university within the last five academic years at the time of application.

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 – We strongly encourage applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional, and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement, retention, and mentoring of students in various under-represented groups.

    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.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

Only references for shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Campus Information

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 complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job Location

Remote, with required meetings with project team in Pacific time zone. Local workspace can be arranged.