The application period for the ACTIONS postdoctoral fellowship is currently closed.

 Postdoctoral Fellowship

ACTIONS is an innovative fellowship that provides a unique opportunity to train the next generation of thought leaders and change agents in nursing leadership and faculty positions around the country. ACTIONS scholars are enthusiastic and passionate about transformational change toward reproductive health and justice. ACTIONS connects, mentors, and supports scholars pursuing pre- and postdoctoral studies at the School of Nursing (SON), University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The program provides funding for pre- and post-doctoral scholars to design studies that prioritize reproductive justice as the primary approach to reproductive health services provision, including abortion, birth, contraception, healthy sexuality, parenting and pleasure.

Core components of the fellowship are designed to meet the needs of each scholar and foster a collaborative learning environment that is supported through mentorship. The program offers the following:

  • Research and career guidance from UCSF faculty
  • Leadership opportunities and network building through ACTIONS-sponsored events
  • Professional development
  • Support in applying for research grants
  • Social support to foster holistic learning
  • Stipend and educational support funds
Job Requirements

ACTIONS is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow whose research focuses on abortion and incorporates a reproductive justice framework. We seek clinical researchers or social scientists with any of the following degrees:

  • Nursing degree with completed doctoral training (e.g., PhD, DNP)
  • PhD, ScD or DrPH in biomedical or social sciences

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in academic research, teaching, or nursing administration. Candidates may have expertise in quantitative or qualitative social science research, including nursing, community-based participatory research, health behavior, demography, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, health economics, health services research, program evaluation, and/or related disciplines. The position can be remote.

Funding for this position is for one year with the possibility of an extension for a second year for scholars in good standing, if funding becomes available.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary will be commensurate with according to the UCSF Postdoc Salary Scale. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), sick leave, and holidays, and a retirement plan.

How to Apply 

Submit applications as a single pdf via email to [email protected]. This position is open until filled. Please apply by September 16, 2022 to be considered in the first round of reviews.

Application Materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research statement (two pages maximum) including the following elements:
    1. Specific area of research you would like to pursue during the postdoctoral fellowship
    2. Research experience
    3. Long-term career goals
    4. Goals for your postdoctoral study – both what you would like to accomplish and what you would like to gain from it
  3. A recent writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter, peer reviewed publication, or report)