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Administrative Coordinator

This position will provide administrative support and coordination of numerous essential functions and initiatives in a new and growing department. Primary responsibilities include providing administrative support for multiple faculty members and being the ‘go to’ person for the Department’s faculty affairs needs. In supporting multiple faculty members, this position will book travel and process reimbursements; assist with planning and organizing meetings; provide assistance with preparing and/or proofing correspondence and manuscripts; support faculty teaching efforts and provide administrative support for research programs as needed. In addition, this position will update the Department’s website to insure our web presence is current and proofread and edit content while keeping clarity and accuracy in mind. As the point person for faculty affairs, this position supports the hiring process for new faculty members as well as manages the reappointment and promotion processes for both primary and secondary faculty while ensuring compliance with PSOM and University policies. This position also provides important administrative coordination for the Division relative to purchasing general supplies, coordinating work study student tasks, directing inquiries appropriately and other tasks as needed.

Administrative Coordinator

This position will provide administrative support and coordination of numerous essential functions and initiatives for the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, a new and growing department within the Perelman School of Medicine. Primary responsibilities include providing administrative support for multiple faculty members as well as for the Department’s new high-profile online educational initiatives. In supporting multiple faculty members, this position will book travel and process reimbursements, assist with planning and organizing meetings, proof documents for accuracy, and provide administrative support for research programs as needed. Approximately half of the time, this position will support the administrative implementation of our online educational initiatives, including academic and professional development programs. Working under the guidance of the Director of Online Educational Initiatives, the Administrative Coordinator will provide administrative support for processes and activities across the marketing, development, delivery, and evaluation of online courses and programs.

Bioethics Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Track will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include 60% protected research time with minimal administrative commitments. The successful applicant will teach up to two courses a year in the Department’s graduate program. Applicants must have an M.D and/or Ph.D or equivalent degree.

Applicants who have earned a J.D. will also be considered. Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications as a teacher and bioethics-related scholar.

The Department is dedicated to advanced empirical and conceptual research on theoretical and applied issues in bioethics. We are seeking a scholar whose work bridges empirical and conceptual methods and has concrete and substantial policy implications. The successful candidate will be expected to seek grant funding to support her/his research activities as well as a portion of her/his salary.

The Department has four major areas of research focus: resource allocation and priority-setting, global health ethics, neuroethics, and ethics and policy in science and research. There are 11 full time faculty members in the Department, with backgrounds ranging from medicine to philosophy to law to anthropology. Salary is a 12-month competitive salary based on medical school scale. Proposed start date is July 1, 2016 or later.

Applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, and statement of research interest (maximum 2 pages) with the online application.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Health Policy Faculty Positions in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor positions in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of health services or health policy research. Applicants must have an M.D and/or Ph.D or equivalent degree.

Deadline information: We will begin considering applications on November 1, 2015, and continue to do so until the positions are filled.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in Economics, M.D. with training in health services/health policy research, or allied field such as Public Policy or Health Services Research. The primary criterion for this position is excellence in research. Responsibilities include developing independent, extramurally funded research programs in health policy, health economics, or health outcomes. There will be some administrative and teaching responsibilities.

Applicants should submit online a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three reference letters. Submission of a research paper is optional. Daniel Polsky, PhD, Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Penn is Chair of the Search Committee.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger is seeking to appoint a full-time postdoc for a one- or two-year position. The position involves both a teaching and research portfolio.  The research entails working with Professor Ruger on a wide range of research projects including, but not limited to, studies on economic evaluation in health and medicine, political economy of health systems, health system financing and insurance, justice and governance in health, health impact assessment, health capability, and health inequality. The scope of research is both domestic and international, with an emphasis on work in developing countries. Responsibilities will vary and likely include assisting with the design and implementation of original surveys, data collection and management, data analysis and other aspects of quantitative research, qualitative research, literature reviews, and reviewing, editing and formatting manuscripts for publication, conceptual and theoretical scholarship.  Strong research and teaching skills and interest are highly desirable as is a background in the social sciences. The teaching involves courses in the social sciences. Excellent motivation and work ethic and organizational, analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, experience using databases and statistical software, and coursework in theory and methods in one or more of the social sciences are important. A Ph.D. is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a list of four references with contact information to Jennifer Prah Ruger, School of Social Policy & Practice and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, .