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Postdoctoral Scholar - Global Health

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 1st, 2020

Last review date: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 15, 2020 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.


The Global Health Program in the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego and the UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Global Health Institute seek a postdoctoral fellow specializing in refugee health and trained in Global Health, Medical Social Science, or Medical Humanities. The fellow’s charge will be 1) to prepare a comprehensive review of literature on refugee/asylum seeker health and well-being; 2) to participate in organizing an international conference on refugee and asylum seeker health; 3) to facilitate collaborations on refugee health research across campus and beyond. The fellow’s appointment will be in Global Health Program and is expected to be for a twelve month appointment with a begin date of July 2020. There is a possibility for teaching in the UCSD Global Health Program contingent on the experience of the applicant and pedagogical needs of the program.

Basic Qualifications: Must have PhD and trained in Global Health, Medical Social Science or Medical Humanities. If the applicant has yet to receive their PhD, the applicant must show proof their PhD is in progress via a letter from their advisor indicating their expected date of conferment.

Preferred Qualification: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience; commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment; experience in writing for scholarly publication and grant applications; teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level.

The position will be open until filled but apply by May 1, 2020 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Applications must include a Cover Letter/Research Statement, CV, and two samples of written work/publications. Only complete applications that meet basic qualifications will be considered. All applications are submitted electronically via

Postdoctoral scholars are governed under the PX contract Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter/Statement of Research

  • Sample of Written Work/Publication #1

  • Sample of Written Work/Publication #2

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Letter from Advisor (Required for PhD Candidates) - Applicants who have yet to receive their PhD and are currently PhD candidates must submit a letter from their advisor stating their PhD is in progress. The letter must indicate the expected date of conferment.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)