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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure Track) – Pharmacoeconomics Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure Track) –
Pharmacoeconomics Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

The USC School of Pharmacy and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics invite applications for a full-time, 12-month per year, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to conduct research and teaching in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics (DPHE).

This position seeks an individual with skills and experience in research, teaching, and mentoring in both the graduate and professional doctoral programs at the School. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing an independent research program in a field of health and drug and medical device economics and policy such as cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses, modeling and projection, machine learning, or related fields. Collaborative efforts with the School’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, USC Program on Medicines and Public Health, and the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences along with faculty from the Keck School of Medicine and the Price School of Public Health are encouraged. Teaching responsibilities include mentoring postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and professional students, and teaching basic and advanced coursework in pharmacoeconomics at the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.

Routine faculty administration and participation duties, such as attendance at departmental and full faculty meetings and committee service, as well as annual review submissions and peer-to- peer teaching evaluations, are expected.

Educational Requirements:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Decision Science, or a closely related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in pharmacoeconomics / health policy / quantitative applications.
  • An outstanding track record of obtaining extramural funding to support research. Assistant professor applicants must demonstrate a formulated approach to develop an extramurally funded research program and an existing quality publication record. Senior-level faculty applicants are additionally expected to have an excellent and nationally / internationally acknowledged track record of publications and presentations in the relevant field.
  • Portfolio of superior / innovative teaching and mentoring at the graduate and postdoctoral levels.
  • Prior examples of teaching experience, excellence, and content and performance evaluations are requested. Qualified candidates will preferably have demonstrated experience or leadership in diversity and inclusion within their prior academic and professional work environments that they can bring to the education setting.

Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The rank of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor is provided commensurate with the research and scholarly accomplishments, assessed teaching capabilities, and expertise in the field of study. The University also offers excellent benefits and options 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. The tenure decision date will be determined prior to beginning the tenure-track period upon employment. Promotion and Tenure is determined by recommendation of the School of Pharmacy and by the university’s committee on academic promotions and tenure to the Provost’s office, where the ultimate decision is made. University service is an important contribution for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success.

Application Procedure:
For consideration, please apply online using the following link: Interested individuals should electronically submit a letter of intent/personal statement, current curriculum vitae, research/scholarship plan, teaching philosophy statement, and the names of five references with current contact information. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until each position is filled.

Further information may be sought through:

Seth Seabury, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
University of Southern California

William Padula, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics
University of Southern California

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Southern California is actively committed to equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion within its faculty hiring practices, so qualified candidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

About the USC School of Pharmacy: Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 among private pharmacy school in the country, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. Faculty in the departments of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, and Regulatory and Quality Sciences have national and international stature as professional, scholarly, and educational leaders. The School and its faculty uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs. The Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics features renowned masters and doctoral programs, and a nationally regarded successful Health Care Decision Analysis masters program and the newly-emerged Biopharmaceutical Marketing masters program.

About the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics: The Schaeffer Center was established in 2009 to serve as an intellectual hub for health policy research at USC. The result of a unique partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance health policy and health economics. The Center’s mission is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research and educational excellence, and private and public sector engagement. The Center supports 48 faculty affiliated with 9 schools at USC—including 3 winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (Angus Deaton, James Heckman, and Daniel McFadden). Additionally, 41 staff provide support for research, administrative, and external affairs activities. An innovative data core provides sophisticated data and analytic support – including research programmers, a statistician, system administrator, and a data scientist—and maintains data from more than 60 sources—including Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, private insurance claims, survey data, and electronic health record network data feeds with dozens of terabytes describing millions of individuals. The Data Core also develops adaptable policy tools, including models as part of an NIA-sponsored Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation. An external affairs team supports a sophisticated dissemination strategy to ensure Schaeffer Center research informs health policy. In addition to assisting in the publication of policy-relevant, peer-reviewed journals, the team produces enewsletters, issue briefs, opinion pieces, and creative data visualizations and graphics. Through an established partnership with the Brookings Institution, the Center regularly convenes health policy conferences and publishes policy briefs on salient policy issues. Robust outreach in social and traditional media help support the Center’s mission and establish faculty as thought leaders. Finally, the Schaeffer Center supports interdisciplinary training opportunities for students and scholars at all levels—ranging from high school all the way to junior faculty. For additional information, see our website: