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Postdoctoral Scholar-The Latinx Center of Excellence-The School of Social Welfare
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Scholar-The Latinx Center of Excellence-The School of Social Welfare
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 1/11/2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Sociology - of Culture
    Sociology - General
    Psychology - Behavior Analysis
    Social Sciences - General

Postdoctoral Scholar-The Latinx Center of Excellence-The School of Social Welfare

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee
Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Start Date: July 2021 or sooner

Position Overview
The Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) located within the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, is searching for a full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar. This is a 100% time, one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. Berkeley Social Welfare's LCOE aims to address the relative paucity of Latinx/Hispanic students in graduate-level social work education. Our goal is to promote success among Latinx social work trainees through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health. The Center employs a scaffolded mentoring model from senior faculty down to undergraduate Latinx identified students.

Job Description
The Postdoctoral Scholar will work in behavioral health research, intervention development, and/or policy in Latinx (Latino, Latina, Hispanic, etc.) communities. The Postdoctoral Scholar will spend 75% of their time conducting research under the mentorship of the Center's affiliated faculty; Adrian Aguilera, Kurt Organista, and Hector Rodriguez. Collaborations with other members of the Center may also be possible. Relevant areas of expertise include digital mental health and technology-based interventions, Latinx HIV research, chronic diseases, and health disparities. The remaining time (25%) will be spent mentoring Ph.D., MSW, and undergraduate students, on various ongoing projects and/or work with existing datasets by the LCOE. Candidate should have interests compatible with the LCOE's mission to develop a pipeline of Latinx social work undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have access to the wealth of resources throughout the UC Berkeley campus and will also participate in professional development for academic careers from their mentor and other university resources.

Primary duties will include:
  • Analyses quantitative and qualitative
  • Writing manuscripts for publication
  • Collaborating on grant applications
  • Developing new projects
  • Mentoring Latinx graduate and undergraduate students
  • Develop proposals for funded research.

Basic qualifications (at the time of application):
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. (or equivalent

international degree) granting program at the of application

Additional qualifications (required by start date):
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
  • Publication record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to social work/social

welfare, psychology, public health, and/or sociology
  • Experience writing papers for publication in academic journals
  • Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish language fluency)
  • Previous clinical experience in the testing and implementation of interventions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Postdoctoral Scholar position is full-time for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent on performance and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

Salary scales for Postdoctoral Scholars are set by the University of California and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), more information can be found here:

The anticipated start date is July 2021 or sooner. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please go to the following link:

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Adrian Aguilera at

Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

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 Postdocs are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and The School of Public Health. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

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