|The Ohio State University College of Public Health is seeking applicants for the Director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation (HOPES). We are seeking an individual with leadership skills who desires to build a scientific, educational and service oriented approach to improve population health, especially among vulnerable and under-served populations. The Director will be responsible for fostering relationships with local, state and federal policy-makers and facilitating opportunities for students to train for policy-relevant positions. The successful candidate should have expertise in ongoing legislative and bureaucratic developments in health policy, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. Examples of relevant areas of need are as diverse as the high rates of infant mortality in Ohio, to partnering with the OSU Wexner Medical Center to promote successful adaptation to payment reform, or to assessment of environmental health risks in low resource settings. The Director should be familiar with a variety of scientific approaches from data analytics to randomized controlled trials to help lead teams of investigators who are conducting such studies that will provide evidence-based strategies to inform appropriate health system, community or policy changes.
Population health encompasses not only the health outcomes of a group of individuals, but is concerned with the distribution of outcomes within groups and thus tied directly to questions of health equity. Groups of interest include geographic regions (local county, state, national, international), special populations (disability, race/ethnic groups), employees/employers. Translating outcomes into policy relevant recommendations is of high priority for HOPES, as is a focus on health equity.
The Director will be expected to develop and lead an interdisciplinary center that builds knowledge about relationships among complex systems that contribute to variations in health outcomes, social well-being and health disparities. The candidate will have a track-record of NIH/AHRQ funded projects, publications and service in health services research, preferably with previous experience working with large administrative datasets.
The Director position is a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree with scientific expertise in related disciplines such as public health economics, public policy, mathematics, statistics and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by September 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of two (2) recent publications. Finalist candidates will be asked to supply contact information for letters of recommendation. Apply online to Academic Jobs Online.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer located in Columbus, Ohio. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.|