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Job Announcement: Director of the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program

The UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH;, housed in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, seeks to fill an Academic Administrator position for the Director of the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH;

LOSH is an innovative, nationally recognized center for worker health and safety education, technical support, leadership development, and worker-engaged research to inform workplace, community, and policy interventions. LOSH is active in the the acclaimed Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP). LOSH programs are based on principles of health equity, adult learning, social and environmental justice, worker engagement, and capacity building. Since 1978, UCLA LOSH has collaborated with labor unions, community organizations, employers, academic researchers, students, government representatives and health professionals to fulfill our mission.

UCLA LOSH is an integral component of the COEH, connecting academic and community partners to advance worker health. LOSH also collaborates with faculty and students affiliated with the Institute for Research and Employment (IRLE; ) where LOSH is located. The LOSH Director reports to the Director of the COEH and collaborates with the IRLE to ensure streamlined administrative procedures.

The LOSH Director is responsible for all administrative and programmatic leadership for LOSH. A significant portion of the LOSH budget derives from extramural funds, and the Director is responsible for identifying new opportunities to expand program initiatives and for oversight of all current contract and grant-funded programs in Southern California and throughout EPA Regions IX and X. The Director develops strategic plans, identifies and pursues new sources of federal, state, foundation and other funding, ensures compliance with terms and conditions of awards, and supervises a diverse staff of 10-20 people.

The Director also develops curricula and educates workers and community members on emerging occupational health and environmental justice issues, teaches interdisciplinary academic courses, and mentors academic students in fieldwork and research activities. The Director responds to requests for technical assistance and research from worker organizations, collaborating with faculty and students to support community-engaged research to inform workplace, community and policy interventions.

The Director also serves on university and community advisory boards and develops and presents research and policy reports in professional, community and public policy arenas to inform policy decisions.

The Director holds a non-tenure track academic appointment in COEH at a rank commensurate with level of experience and qualifications.

UCLA and COEH welcome and encourage diversity and seek applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity and with experience working with underserved populations are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree or demonstrate equivalent field experience and scholarship. Experience collaborating with worker organizations, faculty and students required. At least three years of management experience required, including staff/student supervision, securing and overseeing large grants or contracts. All application materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit ( The position will remain open until November 16, 2020. Requests for information should be sent to current LOSH Director Linda Delp at and COEH Director Michael Jerrett at .


• Curriculum Vitae

• Cover letter

• Statement of Research

• Statement of Teaching

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion

• References – Contact information for 3 references required, 3 additional references optional

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:

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