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[xmca] Fwd: Center for Global California Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities

I know this may be a little off the beaten path, but there is a great
opportunity here for community-based research. Very nice and interesting

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From: <ezilberg@dssmail.ucsd.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM
Subject: Center for Global California Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Health Disparities
To: commgrad@ucsd.edu
Cc: commfac@ucsd.edu

The Center for Global California Studies is seeking applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities (see below and attacheed
flyer for details). Please distribute widely. The application deadline is
June 8, 2010.

My apologies for crosspostings.
Elana Zilberg
Associate Professor, Communication Department
Associate Director, Center for Global California Studies
University of California San Diego
Email: ezilberg@ucsd.edu

Help restore democracy to California today


Center for Global California Studies
Health Disparities Postdoctoral Position Available
Application Deadline: June 8, 2010

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Global
California Studies (CGCS) seeks applicants for a 2-year doctoral level
fellowship in applied research focused on the health of California’s
diverse ethnic populations. This fellowship is a collaboration between the
UCSD Comprehensive Research Center in Minority Health Disparities (CRCHD),
and is made possible through generous funding from the National Institutes
of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The purpose of this fellowship is to support community-based research that
focuses on health in its most broadly defined terms.  Research includes
(but is not limited to) medical anthropology, ethnography of community
health systems (food safety, social history, etc), adolescent health as
well as other social-cultural processes impacting community wellbeing.
The Center for Global California studies is interested in promoting
understanding of issues of community health in California’s diverse
communities that encompass rural, urban and U.S./California-Mexico border
sites.   Research should aim to broaden our understanding of health
disparities, particularly as they occur among today’s youth and growing
ethnic communities.  The communities of focus for this position include
City Heights, Logan Heights, and the Diamond District, all located in a
burgeoning and historically diverse region of San Diego.

The fellowship will be tailored to the fellow’s research interests and may
include the following types of activities:
•       Specific project outlined by the candidate
•       Ongoing community-outreach and research in sites that can include
neighborhood schools, local programs and clinics.
•       Affiliation and participation in a vibrant professional and diverse
community setting in San Diego’s City Heights.
•       Compilation of ongoing research findings as well as write-up
•       Teaching one class and/or supervising undergraduates in community
•       Participating and directing graduate/undergraduate students in an
ethnographic community practicum.

Suitable Candidates will have a doctorate in the social sciences or
related fields (anthropology, communication, sociology, interdisciplinary
fields, public health). Ethnographic competence and experience working
with diverse communities is highly desirable.  We seek highly motivated
applicants with strong interests in minority health disparities,
collaborative community research, and a desire to seek a career in
academic, applied or policy arenas.  The candidate should have the ability
to work independently as well as part of a research team.

Preferred Experience:
Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual or bicultural
and/or have experience working with disadvantaged and/or underserved
populations.  Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to
apply.  Individuals with activities and prior research with diverse
communities and/or communities typically underserved by traditional
academic research are especially encouraged to apply. This program is also
interested in individuals with previous or ongoing research, which
considers issues of culture, race, ethnicity, family and/or gender as they
relate to health status and health disparities.

How to Apply:
Please email the following to Elana Zilberg or Roberto Alvarez (contact
information below):

1)      A two page Personal Statement addressing the above qualifications,
interests, experiences and future goals, particularly as they relate to
health disparities.
2)      A two-page description of the type of project to be addressed.
3)      A Curriculum Vitae
4)      Three letters of Recommendation
5)      A copy of academic Transcript
6)      TOEFL score (where English is a second language).

Roberto Alvarez,Director, oloberto@ucsd.edu
Elana Zilberg, Associate Director, ezilberg@ucsd.edu
Center for Global California Studies
University of California, San Diego

Attachment: CGCS Postdoc Announcement 2010.doc
Description: MS-Word document

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