CLUSTER HIRE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH
(Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)
University of California, Riverside
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for a
faculty cluster hire for up to 5 tenured or tenure-track faculty
appointments. The goal of the cluster hire is to significantly increase
UCR’s capacity to conduct high quality interdisciplinary population health
research. It is a multi-position cluster hire that encompasses the College
of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), the College of Natural and
Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School
of Public Policy (SPP). Successful candidates will be housed within the
department or departments that fit their research specialization with the
option of a secondary cooperating faculty appointment if appropriate.
Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to,
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Medicine, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, and Sociology.
Successful applicants will join existing faculty to build teams that cut
across departments to create collaborations that can address what would
otherwise be intractable health-related problems. As such, applicants
should show strong interest in or demonstrated capacity to work across
traditional disciplines. We are seeking applications at both junior and
senior levels and plan a mix of these levels when recruitment is complete.
We are particularly interested in applicants with the following
*Biostatistician* (Ph.D. Statistics/Biostatistics): Analysis of
non-randomized designs, program evaluation, clinical trials, longitudinal
data analysis, survival analysis, evaluation of biomedical impact.
*Physician Researcher* (M.D. with dual degree in public health [M.P.H.] or
social sciences [M.A. or Ph.D.]): Community translational health
interventions and evaluation.
*Population Health Measurement/Estimation* (Ph.D. in
Biostatistics/Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology): Psychometrics;
item response theory; covariance structure models.
*Population Health, Intervention and Policy Evaluation – Two Positions from
Three Areas *(prefer Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Economics, Political Science,
Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology).
· *Area 1: *Research investigating social, psychological,
political, economic and cultural factors in the diffusion of health
relevant knowledge and technology through populations.
· *Area 2:* Conceiving, implementing and/or evaluating community
· *Area 3:* Evaluating the health consequences of public policies
directed toward areas other than health (e.g. housing, jobs, water, parks
Applicants should have an established record of outstanding research
accomplishment; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a desire to work
across disciplines; promise with regard to attracting extramural funds; and
a commitment to an ongoing and cutting-edge research program. These
appointments will commence on or after June 30, 2016.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, and a sample of
research work. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position
should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00511.
Senior applicants should apply through
https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00510. Candidates applying for the
Assistant Professor position will need to provide 3-4 letters of reference;
individuals applying for positions above the Assistant level will be
required to provide names and contact details for 5-7 confidential
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2016 and will continue until
the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and
supporting material should be received January 15, 2016.
Applicants for this cluster hire will be a part of larger University-wide
expansion as UCR is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will
add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected
through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will
hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research
infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical
mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly
cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of
America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications
from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the
research university for the next generation. For more details visit
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred
qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of
California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations,
occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Position: The Department of Public Administration in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant professor level starting August 10, 2016. Candidates for this tenure-track position should have a demonstrated record of effective teaching and research in public administration.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities are primarily in the department’s NASPAA accredited MPA program and the PhD program in Public Administration and Management. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in local government and in areas such as nonprofit management, human resources and financial management.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned PhD in public administration, public affairs, or related disciplines and relevant teaching experience. Prior involvement with grants and relevant professional experience is preferred, but not required. Setting: The University of North Texas, the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has over 37,000 students, one-fourth of whom are graduate students. The MPA program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the area of city management and urban policy. The department offers a BS in Emergency Administration and Planning, the first of its kind in the nation, and a PhD in public administration and management. More information may be obtained at www.padm.unt.edu. Proximity to the DFW metropolitan area, which includes hundreds of local governments, many non-profit organizations and foundations, and federal regional headquarters, affords numerous opportunities for research and student experiential learning.
Application Procedures: Review of applications begins on January 4, 2016, and continues until the search is closed. All applicants must apply online at: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references with the online application.
Contact for position and/or department questions:
Dr. Hee Soun Jang, Search Committee Chair Department of Public Administration University of North Texas (940)565-2165 (940)-369-7844 HeeSoun.Jang@unt.edu
Tenure-Track Faculty Position Position: The Department of Public Administration in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service invites applications for two faculty positions at the assistant professor level starting August 10, 2016.
Candidates for these tenure-track positions should have a demonstrated record of effective teaching and research in emergency management.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities are primarily in the undergraduate Emergency Administration and Planning Program and in the emergency management specialization in the MPA and PhD programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in hazards, vulnerability, disasters, homeland security or other areas related to emergency management.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold an earned PhD in emergency management, geography, sociology, public administration, public affairs, or any disaster-related discipline and relevant teaching experience. Prior involvement with grants and relevant professional experience is preferred, but not required. Setting: The University of North Texas, the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, has over 37,000 students, one-fourth of whom are graduate students. The MPA program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the area of city management and urban policy. The department offers a BS in Emergency Administration and Planning, the first of its kind in the nation, and a PhD in public administration and management. More information may be obtained at www.padm.unt.edu. Proximity to the DFW metropolitan area, which includes hundreds of local governments, many non-profit organizations and foundations, and federal regional headquarters, affords numerous opportunities for research and student experiential learning. Application
Procedures: Review of applications begins on January 4th, 2016, and continues until the search is closed.
All applicants must apply online at: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references with the online application.
Contact for position and/or department questions:
Dr. Hee Soun Jang, Search Committee Chair Department of Public Administration University of North Texas (940)565-2165 (940)-369-7844 HeeSoun.Jang@unt.edu
Dr. Gary Webb Search Committee Chair Department of Public Administration University of North Texas (940)565-2165 (940)-369-5815 Gary.Webb@unt.edu
Postdoctoral research fellowships in gerontology are available at the University of Southern California. These fellowships are provided by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Trainees may be in the Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Preventive Medicine, Economics or in the School of Gerontology.
Post-doctoral fellowship in health economics and policy
This fellowship will allow the post-doctoral fellow to sharpen their analytical skills and advance their research agendas in health policy and health economics through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers at Northwestern and access to major healthcare datasets. The position is for one year, but is extendible for a second year subject to performance. The postdoctoral fellow will support a CDC-funded study of the effect of Medicaid expansion on diabetes diagnosis, care, and outcomes (principal researchers: Prof. Bernard Black, Northwestern Law School and Kellogg School of Management and Dr. Abel Kho, Feinberg School of Medicine). S/he will oversee data collection, data management, data analysis, report writing, and manuscript preparation, and will have an opportunity to participate as a coauthor on research articles. The fellow will have some unallocated time to pursue other projects, if desired. Scholars from relevant disciplines, including economics, public policy, health policy, statistics, medicine, and health services research, are invited to apply. The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and benefits.
The fellow will:
* Develop skills in a Centers-for-Disease-Control sponsored research project
* Help design and conduct health policy research
* Formulate research designs and suggest ways to improve these designs, identify potential problems, recommend and implement solutions, and collaborate in the development of new techniques
* Work closely with experienced investigators to prepare grant applications, potentially including submitting their own research proposals
* Enhance their training in modern statistical and econometric methods, especially methods for causal inference
* Attend national conferences as learners and presenters
* Prepare and publish research papers together with the Principal Investigators
* Completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, ideally by December 2015 and no later than summer 2016
* Ability to assist with complex tasks across multiple disciplines and with development and design of novel research projects
* Strong research record in health policy, health economics, or a related field
* Proficiency with STATA, SAS, or both
* Strong scientific writing ability and oral communication skills
* Ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues
* Candidates must be located in Chicago, IL
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, personal statement, 2 or more letters of reference, and 1-2 papers demonstrating the ability to do quantitative research and analysis, to Katherine Schulte (Katherine.email@example.com<mailto:Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org>) by December 1, 2015.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number: 150228
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Social Security to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on issues pertinent to Social Security (e.g., financing, solvency of trust funds, program impact on beneficiaries, and program design and operations) or related income security programs. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress that would change Social Security’s existing benefit and financing structure.
The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on Social Security and related income security policy; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on policies and programs throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis related to Social Security and income security and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of one or more social science or finance disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, public policy, political science, sociology, or related field) as it relates to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Program or similar social insurance/income security program; and the ability to design and implement quantitative methodologies and techniques such as regression analysis, cohort analysis, microsimulation, and stochastic modeling. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
- See QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED below.
Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.
Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.
Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and by applying professional subject-area knowledge.
Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.
Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
- Knowledge of Social Security policy**
- Ability to analyze public policy issues**
- Ability to design and utilize research and analytical methods and techniques**
- Ability to write in a public policy context**
- Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment
- Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations
- Ability to work collaboratively with others
- Ability to build and maintain a professional network
- Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion
- Ability to communicate orally
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This vacancy will be filled in the GS-0101 (social science analyst) or GS-0110 (economist) job series. The position description numbers for this position are 4748 (GS-0101-13) and 4740 (GS-0110-13).
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a compflex or flexitime work schedule.
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The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
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Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
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HOW TO APPLY:
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A. Degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus;
B. A combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A. above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Applicants who do not submit transcripts supporting their eligibility for the GS-0110 (economist) job series at the time of application will be considered for the GS-0101 (social science analyst) job series. Photocopies of transcripts, copies downloaded from the university website, or a self-generated list of courses with grades and credits (indicate quarter/semester hours, names of all colleges and universities attended including city, state, major(s) and type and year of degree(s) received) are sufficient at the application stage. Official transcripts will be required if selected.
Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).
Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit the appropriate supporting documentation described in OTHER INFORMATION above. If this required documentation is not attached, your application will not be considered under the Selective Placement Program.
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