JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
University of Southern California
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Price School of Public Policy invites nominations and applications for a new tenure-track position (all levels) in the Department of Health Policy and Management with a special focus on COVID-19 or pandemic-related economic or other social science research. 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. Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree and have exceptional research and teaching records. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to lead a research program and raise external funding to support research and training.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global human catastrophe on a scale that hasn’t been seen for infectious disease in the past 100 years. Economic behavior has drastically changed in response to the pandemic and the vitality of the US healthcare system has suffered tremendously under the weight of rising COVID-19 morbidity and mortality. The Department of Health Policy and Management is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) working in one of the following (or other relevant) areas:
● The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US healthcare system
● Estimate the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
● Infectious disease epidemiology modeling and economic behavior
● Behavioral economics to encourage preventive behaviors and vaccination
● Information, beliefs, and COVID-19 public communication
● Targeted interventions and policies in the presence of network effects of disease transmission
Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics, policy, or another relevant field in the social sciences. Applicants eligible for this position should be competent to teach graduate-level course work in health policy or health economics, and an undergraduate course in global disease and pandemic policy.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our university’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applicants as a component of their teaching and research statement, to provide examples of their experience engaging with issues of diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives.
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