Assistant Professor

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Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 34203-GSPH-Health Policy & Management
Position Number 0119452
Position Details

Health Policy/Health Services Research Assistant Professor/Tenure Stream Position
Position #0119452

The Department of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh is seeking a health services researcher for a full time, tenure stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. There are two positions open. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for publishing and competing for external funding. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication and teaching skills with prior classroom experience and develop and teach masters and doctoral level courses in the field of health services research and policy, health services management and related fields.

A research-oriented doctoral degree is required. Candidates with research and teaching interests in all disciplines or areas of health services research and policy are encouraged to apply. A research and teaching emphasis in the following areas will be particularly valued: (1) health economics or cost effectiveness analysis; (2) health policy; (3) Medicare and Medicaid claims analysis, (4) decision sciences, (5) mathematical modeling and simulation, (6) operations research, or (7) patient safety and quality of care.

The Department of Health Policy & Management resides in the Graduate School of Public Health, which includes 164 faculty members in seven departments who collectively hold more than $50 million dollars in externally funded research grants, with the Health Policy and Management department holding over $3 million a year in external funding. The department offers an accredited Master’s in Health Administration, a Master’s of Public Health, a Master’s of Science ai1d PhD in Health Services Research and Policy, and currently has over 70 students enrolled across these programs. In addition, we have several joint degrees, including a newly opened MHA/MBA degree with the Katz School of Business, and a JD/MPH program with the School of Law. Faculty research programs concentrate on long term care, health care financing, reimbursement, decision sciences, cost effectiveness analysis and many other health policy areas. For information about the Graduate School of Public Health visit: For information about the Department of Health Policy & Management visit: The department has collaborations with multiple other schools and departments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and other universities, as well as a growing relationship with RAND Pittsburgh.

Application Process

Applicants should send a copy of their current CV, a letter indicating area(s) of expertise and interest in the position, and a list of three references to: Howard B. Degenholtz, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, Department of Health Policy & Management, Room A614 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, or email an electronic application to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 02/24/2017
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