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Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow - Homelessness Hub

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,522-$72,000. ​
The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position

Application Window

Open date: March 1, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 1, 2023 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

Homelessness Hub, a research entity in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow working in the area of homelessness and/or housing precarity.

The official postdoctoral scholar fellowship appointment will be through the UC San Diego Department of Urban Studies and Planning. The postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of the Homelessness Hub leadership team: Dr. Jennifer Nations, Dr. Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell and Dr. Leslie Lewis.

Homelessness Hub is focused on research, education, and communications on housing and homelessness-related topics for San Diego and neighboring regions. Equity and justice are integral to our work and we center the experiences of individuals with lived experience of homelessness. We are actively expanding our research agenda and will do so by leveraging new and existing collaborations.

A highly qualified postdoctoral scholar is sought to contribute to all aspects of Homelessness Hub’s research process. Position duties include but are not limited to: developing research design and methods; data collection and analysis; writing manuscripts and grant proposals; and mentoring and supervising students and research assistants.




Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

A doctoral degree in urban planning or a related discipline, such as geography, public policy, public health, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, and others; or one who is in the all-but-dissertation stage of earning the PhD.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

PhD must be completed by start date.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to community collaboration and/or training in statistical analysis and/or geospatial analysis. Demonstrated expertise at the intersection of housing precarity and/or homelessness, racism, and expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - No more than 4 pages, describing accomplishments and future plans in research.

  • Writing Sample - Up to three academic publications or other writing sample(s). Please combine the individual PDFs into one PDF to upload.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Reference letters will be requested upon making the shortlist.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA