JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
University of Southern California
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the USC School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics invites applications for the position of tenure track faculty at all ranks to conduct research and teach in health economics and policy.
The Schaeffer Center is a collaboration between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC). The Center seeks to achieve policy impact, perform transformative research, attain organizational excellence, and provide interdisciplinary education. The Schaeffer Center occupies 2 floors totaling 10,000 square feet in the Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD), a new building on the USC campus designed to promote collaborative research in the social sciences. Since its inception, the Schaeffer Center has reached $66.50 million in funding, of which $46 million comes from NIH and CMMI. The Schaeffer Center is unique in that its researchers, working across disciplines, will achieve a new level of collaboration necessary for the rigorous, objective study of enduring and emerging health care issues facing the US and international communities. The Center encompasses 29 faculty members affiliated with different schools at USC, including: Letters, Arts and Sciences, Gerontology, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Social Work. Additionally, there are 22 staff members that provide support for research, administrative, and external affairs activities.
Our research focuses on four specific areas, ultimately aiming to:
- Improve the performance of health care markets;
- Increase value in health care delivery;
- Improve health outcomes for an aging society;
- Foster better pharmaceutical policy and regulation
A distinctive capability of the Schaeffer Center is the impact of the Center's research on policy. To achieve that end, the Center pursues an aggressive dissemination strategy, which includes the creation of multiple dissemination tools and their use in targeted outreach. The Center's dissemination tools include academic publication in policy-relevant journals, monthly e-newsletters, annual reports, research issue briefs and a robust online presence. These tools enable researchers to clearly communicate their findings to key policymakers in the public and private sectors as well as to members of the media.
We provide an interdisciplinary education and training environment for students and scholars. We have 7 active programs that provide mentorship, education and training to a range of students from as early as high school through graduate school. Our highly selective postdoctoral program chooses, from a pool of nearly 50 applicants, between 4 and 5 postdoctoral scholars every two years. Our two faculty programs support research training for clinical scholars and early research career development of junior faculty working in the area of health and economic disparities through our NIA-Funded Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). In addition, we provide research assistantship for students studying at the masters and doctoral levels in the schools of Pharmacy and Policy.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in economics or a related field and demonstrate strength in research and teaching in health economics and policy. The successful candidate will contribute to research in applied microeconomics, health policy, econometrics, modeling or related fields. The successful candidate would have demonstrated capabilities in grant solicitation, a track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals, and excellence in teaching and advising students.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online: . Please attach a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest in the position, a description of his/her research, and a list of the names and contact information for five individuals who will serve as references.
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace
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