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Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy – Part-timer Lecturer

Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy



The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy is seeking applications for a part time lecturer to teach one or two undergraduate courses in health policy or public health effective January 1, 2021.

The School generally approaches education in public policy with emphases on the roles of science and technology, the use of evidence-based analysis in shaping policies, political processes for making policy, and the ethical and social implications of policy choices. The B.S. in Public Policy has about 120 majors and many recent graduates have moved on to graduate programs or careers in public health, consulting for health agencies, or legal careers related to health policy. Courses also draw large numbers of students from other majors, including biomedical engineering and business.

The ideal candidate should have a Masters degree in public health, health policy, or related fields. A background check must be completed prior to employment.

Among the many topics that could be included in a survey course on health policy are the evolution of the U.S. health care system and of health policy; the organization and financing of health care systems; cost and access to health care; health policy challenges and the Affordable Care Act; the roles of government in health systems and policy; the epidemiology of health and medical care, economic and ethical issues related to health care rationing, the social determinants of health; and an international perspective on the U.S. health care system. A course focusing on public health could include health communications and informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, law and ethics, as well as policy tools for addressing non-communicable disease, communicable diseases, environmental diseases and injury, and comparisons with health care systems in other developed countries.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  1. A curriculum vita;
  2. A statement of research and teaching interests with clear evidence of demonstrated teaching success;
  3. A list of three references.

Please apply electronically at:

Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2020 for optimal consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon submission; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Gordon Kingsley, Interim Associate Chair, (

The School of Public Policy has 30 faculty members and we instruct students in undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. programs. See our webpage at for more information. Core policy areas of the department include: energy and environmental policy; science, technology and innovation; information and communication technologies; regional innovation; urban economic development; and ethical inquiry. Our work in these areas benefits from synergies with Georgia Tech’s world-class engineering, computer science, design, and biomedical science curriculums, and a tradition of interdisciplinary innovative research. Georgia Tech is a top- ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.