Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Behavior and Policy invites applications from health economists for a full time 12-month, tenure eligible, open rank faculty member. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy is a driving force that promotes health equity through multidisciplinary research, education, training, and service. We identify and address behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors affecting the health of individuals and populations. We evaluate how these factors converge to perpetuate structures that have historically disadvantaged segments of the population. We assess the consequences of these factors to inform decisions locally, nationally, and internationally. Rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods employed by collaborative teams help us to develop actionable solutions. Importantly, we partner with communities (locally and globally) to conduct impactful research, evaluate and inform policy, and improve health and care delivery to eliminate disparities and ensure equity. As educators, we aim to develop diverse leaders for professional and research careers through two doctoral programs (Healthcare Policy & Research and Social & Behavioral Sciences). The department is within the School of Medicine. The Health Sciences Campus consist of four other schools and Massey Cancer Center
The ideal candidate will possess proven experience and expertise as a health economist in one or more of the following areas: access to health care and the role of insurance coverage; health outcomes including the effects of provider payments and delivery system reforms on health care costs and quality; and the impact of federal, state, and local health policies on health and health care. Applicants whose health economics research relate to cancer and other chronic disease are particularly of interest. Those applying at the assistant professor level should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding. Applicants at the associate professor level should show evidence of a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will also support the department with teaching responsibilities in health economics courses at the graduate level. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/95994 Please include your CV, cover letter and contact for 3 references. Please email questions to: Andrew J Barnes, PhD, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.