Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

Position ID:BUSPH-DGH-GHECON [#12210]
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Economics / D03 - Behavioral Economics
Public Health
Global Health
Health Systems and Policy
Appl Deadline: finished (accepting applications 2018/10/01, finished 2019/03/22)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health has expired, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Global Health (DGH) at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is recruiting for a faculty position with expertise in health system economics, health economics modeling, and/or health economic impact evaluation in low or middle-income countries. We are seeking a versatile analyst with field experience, strong quantitative skills, and prior work in global public health. Areas of focus may include the design and evaluation of health system interventions, cost-effectiveness analysis and resource allocation, mathematical modeling to improve resource utilization, or the application of behavioral economic methods.

DGH believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring Boston University (BU) is inclusive, equitable, and diverse and a place where all constituents can thrive. BU is an Association of American Universities (AAU) institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. BUSPH takes the University’s commitment even further with its own detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community. BUSPH actively seeks to enrich its student and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed—within our curricular and co-curricular activities—the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness. The successful candidate will join DGH’s dynamic research programs in the economics and epidemiology of HIV, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, health systems, and access to medicines in low- and middle- income countries, and will have access to BU’s world class computing facilities and faculty expertise. DGH is comprised of 30 full and part-time faculty who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching. The Department collaborates with international colleagues in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research agenda in line with departmental priorities, actively engage in collaborative research, participate in teaching and mentoring master’s and doctoral- level students, and provide service to the department, university, and profession. Applications are welcome at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level. Successful candidates will have strong potential (Assistant) or demonstrated track record (Associate/Full) of conducting global health field research, publishing in top journals, and securing external research funding.

Requirements at the Assistant, Associate, and full Professor levels: • Doctoral degree in relevant quantitative field (health economics, health systems, public health, public policy) • Experience with quantitative methods for impact evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis • Experience with primary data collection or other global health fieldwork • Ongoing relationships with investigators and/or research organizations in project countries • Demonstrated leadership potential, resourcefulness, and intellectual creativity

Additional requirements at the Assistant Professor level: • At least two peer-reviewed publications with major contribution (e.g. first, second, or senior authorship) • Demonstrated potential to secure grant funding (e.g. receipt of institutional grants or fellowships)

Additional requirements at the Associate and full Professor levels: • Multiple peer-reviewed publications on health economics in low- and middle-income countries • Demonstrated track record of securing substantial external grant funding for research • Current appointment at the assistant professor level or higher

To apply: Please submit the following: • Academic CV; • Cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and qualifications, and how, through research and teaching, you will contribute to our goals to engender a more inclusive and diverse school; • Representative publication or job market paper; and • Names, affiliations and contact information of three references from who we should expect letters. Applicants should ask each referee to send the letter through this website as soon as possible.

Application review will begin in late autumn 2018, with interviews in early 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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