Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Health Policy & Management
The Sol Price School of Public Policy invites nominations and applications for a new tenure-track position (all levels) in the Department of Health Policy and Management with a special focus on COVID-19 or pandemic-related economic or other social science research.Â The Price School seeks a nationally renowned scholar who can demonstrate excellence in research and training at the interface between public policy and medicine.Â The successful candidate is expected to take an intellectual leadership role in both the Price School and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, an interdisciplinary research center serving as a hub for health policy research throughout the University. Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree and have exceptional research and teaching records. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to lead a research program and raise external funding to support research and training.Â Â
Position Description and Qualifications:
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global human catastrophe on a scale that hasnât been seen for infectious disease in the past 100 years. Economic behavior has drastically changed in response to the pandemic and the vitality of the US healthcare system has suffered tremendously under the weight of rising COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.Â The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Sol Price School of Public Policy is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) working in one of the following (or other relevant) areas:
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US healthcare system
Estimate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
Infectious disease epidemiology modeling and economic behavior
Behavioral economics to encourage preventive behaviors and vaccination
Information, beliefs, and COVID-19 public communication
Targeted interventions and policies in the presence of network effects of disease transmission
Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics, policy, or another relevant field in the social sciences. Applicants eligible for this position should be competent to teach graduate-level course work in health policy or health economics, and an undergraduate course in global disease and pandemic policy.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our universityâs commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applicants as a component of their teaching and research statement, to provide examples of their experience engaging with issues of diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree. USC is one of the nationâs premier research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the universityâs reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $80 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the schoolâs research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the countryâs first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.
About the Department of Health Policy & Management:
Â The Department currently has 10 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, three teaching faculty, and more than 30 adjunct faculty. There are two graduate degree programs in the department:Â a traditional Master in Health Administration (MHA), and a blended, online Executive Master in Health Administration (EMHA) each with a total enrollment of approximately 150 students.Â The Department is also responsible for the health policy and management track in our B.S. in Public Policy degree.Â
About the Schaeffer Center:
In 2009 the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics was established at the University of Southern California (USC) with a generous gift from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer. The Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the Price School and the School of Pharmacy. The establishment of the Schaeffer Center came at a time that demanded new thinking and new approaches to solving our health and health care challenges. The Centerâs vision is to become a premier research and educational institution recognized for innovative, independent research and significant contributions to policy development and health care system improvement. Its mission is to promote health and value in health care delivery by conducting rigorous research and policy in the United States and internationally. For additional information, see our website: http://healthpolicy.usc.edu/
Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidateâs experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental, and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
Â An Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Apply for this Position:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, personal statement, teaching philosophy, writing sample, and diversity statement and list of three references.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.