Postdoctoral Opportunity Posting # 1134

Contact Information
Dr. Janis H. Jenkins



About the Position
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Mental Health

Social Sciences

Anthropology, Psychiatry

Psychology; Medical Anthropology; Community/Cultural Psychiatry; Allied Fields

The Department of Anthropology is currently advertising a position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Mental Health. The fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Janis H. Jenkins (UCSD Anthropology and Psychiatry) to prepare grant proposals, IRB protocols, convene meetings, collect, organize, and analyze existing and incoming data on adolescent mental health from diverse locales, particularly Spanish-speaking communities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong familiarity with the emerging field of Global Mental Health, expertise with qualitative and quantitative software programs, as well as other scholarly tools (Endnote; Adobe; Excel).  Candidate must have demonstrated strong writing, analytic, organizational and communicative skills and capacity to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team. Applications from psychologists, medical anthropologists, and allied fields are welcome to apply.  Applicants with funded grant-writing experience and Spanish-language abilities are particularly desirable. 


This appointment offers the possibility to be involved in cutting edge cross-disciplinary research in Global Mental Health.

The appointment length will be for 12 months (with possibility of renewal for 2 years, contingent on pending and prospective grants for submission)


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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD at the time of appointment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC San Diego salary scales.

12 months

To apply please include a:

1.) Cover letter that describes your research, interests and experience in Global Mental Health

2.) CV

3.) Names of 3 referees (please make sure that your referees submit letters of reference by the deadline).

Applicants should send materials to Dr. Janis Jenkins at

About the Listing
Open until filled