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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger is seeking to appoint a full-time postdoctoral researcher for a one or two year position. The position involves 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. Strong research skills and interest are highly desirable as is a background in the social sciences. Excellent organizational, analytical, writing and communication 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 and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, 

Instructional Designer

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is seeking a bright, motivated instructional designer to work across the multiple online educational initiatives of the Department at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. The instructional designer (ID) will play a critical role by providing both pedagogy and technology expertise within a collaborative program.

A dedicated ID in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy will lead the translation of the subject expertise of faculty to the online learning environment for effective educational outcomes. The position will focus on both how faculty are teaching and how students are learning. The ID will lead the development, delivery, evaluation, and maintenance of high-quality courses. The ID will work with individual faculty members to create effective strategies in online pedagogy, including 1) use of educational technology tools within the learning management system, rich media, assessment systems, real-time platforms, and related systems; 2) design of learning objectives that lead to analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; and 3) creation of appropriately rigorous learning resources, activities, and assessments. The ID will lead a team of multimedia producers and course assistants in ensuring that course materials are consistent and accessible. In addition to drawing on existing evidence-based best practices, the ID will play a significant role in contributing to new research on innovations in online education.

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.