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(Archived) Faculty Positions in Health Law, Health Management, Health Services Research, Policy, and Economics

Last Updated: 9/01/22

Job Description

The Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management (HLPM) at the Boston University School of Public Health is excited to announce the recruitment of new faculty members with expertise in several areas: health law, healthcare management, and health services research, policy, and economics. These new faculty positions are open rank with a start date in 2023. Candidates for these positions will be expected to teach and should demonstrate ability or potential to be an outstanding instructor.

Faculty with expertise in health law, who are also affiliated with the Center for Health Law, Ethics, and Human Rights, conduct research on topics such as health reform, the Affordable Care Act, genetics and genomics, health promotion, patient rights and safety, firearms regulation, reproductive rights, as well as participate in the department’s Medicaid Policy Lab. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach four classes each year, both large classes and small courses. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the promise of or a history of outstanding scholarly activity and dedication to service. Duties will include advising MPH and JD-MPH students. Candidates must have a JD or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. This faculty position is at the Assistant Professor level.

Faculty with expertise in health care management engage in our nationally-ranked CAHME-accredited program. Candidates for these positions will be expected to teach classes such as Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, Operations Management, Lean Management, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Human Resources, Healthcare Finance and our Leadership and Management core course, and to conduct externally-funded scholarly research in improving access, quality and value in health care. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant field and a record of academic or practice-based excellence. This faculty position is open rank.

Faculty with expertise in areas of health services research, health policy and health economics will pursue at least part of their work at the affiliated Partner Evidence-based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) for the Veterans Health Administration. Candidates for these positions will also be expected to demonstrate the ability or potential to maintain a portfolio of externally funded scholarly research supported by NIH, CDC, and other public and private sources. Candidates will be expected to teach beginning in year 2. Duties will also include advising MPH and/or doctoral students. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant field and a record of academic excellence.

The HLPM Department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We seek colleagues who will support our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue our tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The Boston University School of Public Health pursues a detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor.

The Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management is comprised of 62 faculty, who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching across the broad fields of health and social law and policy, health services, policy and economics, and healthcare management. The Healthy Minds Study, the largest, most comprehensive study of mental health, health behaviors, and health service use on U.S. college campuses, is co-lead by HLPM faculty. HLPM faculty are among the lead investigators of the historic, four-state Healing Communities Study, which is bending the curve on opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts and beyond. Our healthcare management faculty study cancer screening capacity across health care organizations and hospital operations. The Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) for the Veterans Health Administration studies access to care for veterans as well as safety-net delivery system budgeting, staffing, and performance measurement issues. PEPReC also coordinates national program evaluations for the Veterans Health Administration under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

In addition to our engagement in the school-wide MPH and DrPH programs, the department has a large and successful PhD program in Health Services and Policy Research.

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching and mentoring statement detailing their teaching experience and their approach to mentoring trainees; and a diversity statement that details how their leadership will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at our school.

Applications may be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline:

Application review will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until positions are filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States