Faculty Position, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Faculty Position, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Posting Date: 12/23/2019


Job Information/Description:

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Behavior and Policy invites applications for a full time 12-month, tenure eligible, open rank faculty member. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy’s mission is to transform the health landscape through multidisciplinary research, education, and service. Our research identifies the behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors that affect the health of individuals and populations. We utilize rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods and engage diverse communities to develop and evaluate programs and policies designed to promote health, improve health care delivery, and reduce health disparities. Our research findings inform the translation of effective programs and policies into practice. 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 part of 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 services researcher or 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 services and health policy 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 policy 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



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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, abarnes3@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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