JOE - February 2014

Harvard Medical School
Global Health and Social Medicine
Assistant Professor/Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor/Economist
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Boston, MA, USA
JEL Classifications:
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
B4 -- Economic Methodology
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C6 -- Mathematical Methods and Programming
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
O1 -- Economic Development
Keywords: health, global health, poverty, development, modeling, fieldwork, LMIC, teaching
Deadline Information: Application review will begin in February 2014.

JOE ID Number: 201402_400194

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Harvard Medical School invites applications to a search for an economist specializing in analysis of poverty, economic development, and health care interventions, to be appointed as assistant professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. This tenure-track position is established to advance scholarly work in assessing the impact of health and health care on economic development and, in parallel, the impact of poverty reduction on health, particularly in low- and middle-income nations. We seek applicants who have demonstrated skills in modeling problems related to poverty, development, and health. We also require in-depth field experience in a low income region, ideally involving collaborations with local researchers and policy makers to assess and improve systems and policies related to health care. The candidate should have experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and a record of research in this area. The person appointed to this position will be expected to teach and mentor medical students and colleagues in the field, participate in collaborative research and teaching efforts relevant to global health, and develop an independent research portfolio. A doctoral degree in economics and experience in the field are required for this position.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.
Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, an example of their scholarly work, a cover letter that outlines their specific research plans and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three potential references. These documents should be submitted as .pdf attachments to: Application review will begin in early February.

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