Position Announcement

Faculty Appointment in Health Services Research

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in Health Services Research.  We are seeking a recognized scholar whose research and teaching apply to issues of health services research and policy. The specific focus within this broad field is open, and applicants with expertise in areas such as economics, statistics, or medicine are welcome to apply. Individuals with expertise related to episodes/bundles of care are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will be available June 1, 2017, and carries an initial three-year appointment outside the tenure structure at the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Alternatively, a position as research professor or professor of practice (of open rank) could be considered.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting externally-funded research in an area of health services research.
  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly and policy outlets.
  • Participating in government contract work, developing white papers and policy documents.
  • Grant writing to support both academic and government contract research.
  • Teaching and advising Master’s and PhD students, as courses are available.
  • Serving on PhD dissertation committees. 
  • Conducting public engagement activities that advance social justice for vulnerable populations, such as frail elders, racial, ethnic, gender, and disability minorities.
  • Designing and implementing strategies for raising research funding to support the educational and scholarly mission of the Institute on Healthcare Systems.

Job Criteria:

Candidates should:

  • Have a doctorate or other terminal degree in the social sciences, with evidence of distinction in health services research.
  • Clinical knowledge including training as a physician, advanced practice nurse, pharmacist or similar training.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistics, including risk adjustment.
  • Have a scholarly understanding of applied statistics, such as epidemiology, econometrics or other, similar field.
  • Demonstrate a successful record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and other scholarly and policy outlets.

Salary Information:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

The Institute on Healthcare Systems (IHS) is home to many innovations in healthcare research and policy and is dedicated to providing rigorous technical solutions to policymakers and other stakeholders who are striving to improve quality, efficiency and value. We respect the complexity of healthcare, the corresponding need for rigorous and robust approaches to meaningful and stable reform and the vital strength of empirical illumination and validation.

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private, nonsectarian research university with a liberal arts focus situated 10 miles west of Boston. Its schools include a College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The International Business School and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, each welcoming students, faculty and staff of every nationality, religion and political orientation.  Brandeis has a long history of offering educational opportunities to foreign students since it pioneered the concept of an educational and cultural exchange program in 1958 with the establishment of the Wien Scholarship Program. Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.  

The Heller School is an internationally recognized leader in social policy research, teaching, and service. Since its founding in 1959, the Heller School at Brandeis University has been committed to developing new knowledge and insights in the field of social policy and in health and human services management. The Heller School is unique in its approach to the field of social policy. Through the graduate education of students, and the pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research and active public engagement in both the public and private sectors, the Heller School is constantly examining policies and programs that respond to the changing needs of vulnerable individuals and social groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.   Over the last fifty years, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management has built an international reputation for professional leadership in many areas across the policy-development spectrum.  The entire Heller School facility was recently expanded and renovated and is located near the center of the Brandeis campus adjacent to the main University Library.  

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities.  We seek individuals who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or public engagement, to the diversity of the academic community.  Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, writing samples, and letter of application describing their research, teaching, and policy and practice experience. The letter should also identify three people who can supply professional references. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017. All applications will be treated confidentially. Electronic submission of applications and nominations is preferred. Please send to schneidersearch@brandeis.edu. Submission may also be sent by regular mail to:

Suzannah Scanlon
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
415 South Street - Mailstop 035
Waltham, MA 02453

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.