Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy
The Sol Price School of Public Policy invites nominations and applications for
a new position as a full Professor in the Department of Health Policy and
Management. The Price School seeks a nationally renowned scholar who can
demonstrate excellence in research and training at the interface between public
policy and medicine. 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.
The applicant should be a distinguished scholar, broadly defined. Substantive
research areas may include medicine, public policy, economics, or other
disciplines. Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree and have
exceptional research and teaching records. The ideal candidate will also
demonstrate an ability to raise external funding to support research and
training. Candidates are expected to meet School and University standards for
full tenured professors. It is expected that the successful candidate will be
nominated for the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, named in
honor of one of USC’s longest serving University Presidents.
Position Description and Qualifications:
In addition to the research and teaching responsibilities of the position, the
successful candidate should be eligible to serve as the Chair of the
Department. The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership and overall
management in the department, which has principal responsibility for two degree
programs: 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. The Department is also responsible
for the health policy and management track in our B.S. in Public Policy degree.
The Department currently has ten full-time tenured and tenure track faculty,
three teaching faculty, and more than 30 adjunct faculty.
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; masters’ degrees in Public
Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real
Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary
undergraduate degree. USC is one of the nation’s premiere research
universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s
reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35
million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research
at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s 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 country’s first Homeland Security Center of
Excellence. For additional information, see our web site at priceschool.usc.edu.
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
Center’s 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 web site at healthpolicy.usc.edu.
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 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.
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
undue hardship. Apply for this Position: Applicants should submit a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references. Please apply online at jobs.usc.edu/postings/76414.