Faculty Fellow Information and Application

Faculty research training fellow positions are available through the CSULB Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Project funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).  The NIMHD RIMI mechanism is designed “…to build, strengthen and/or enhance the research infrastructure and research training capacity of minority-serving institutions.”  Prior activities have included HIV testing in African American men, Post-traumatic stress disorder, perceived life chances of health disparities adolescents, breast cancer screening in minority populations, and female sexual risk for HIV infection.  The RIMI Center has an established relationship with the Building Health Communities.

RIMI anticipates supporting several positions for a reimbursed time fellowship to start summer 2013, with the possibility of extending through fall 2013 and spring 2014 depending upon satisfactory performance.  Each course release is considered to be 20-25% time and the expectation is that the fellow would serve a minimum of 8 hours per week engaged in agreed upon fellowship activities, usually onsite either at the relevant CSULB research center or at a collaborating community agency.  A two-page letter of interest that describes what areas the faculty would like to work in, which center (Center for Health Care Innovation, Center for Behavioral Research and Services, National Center of La Raza) they would like to be affiliated with, and which community agency (agencies in Service Planning Area 8, south bay are preferred) they would like to work with should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file with either a .doc or a .docx extension.  The fellowship is suited for faculty at the assistant or associate professor level.  The application should be sent as an email attachment to: Dr. Dennis G. Fisher, Director of the CSULB RIMI Faculty Core and Director of the Center for Behavioral Research and Services (Dennis.Fisher@csulb.edu).  The letter must be received by April 1, 2013.  All letters must include a third page that is an endorsement from the Department Chair and should state that the department is willing to allow the candidate to take the reimbursed time award.