Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Political Science
Assistant Professor, Health Care Policy
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|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Health Care Policy with special emphasis on health policy and politics in the USA. Those making comparative analyses or taking critical perspectives on health, aging, and family policies in the USA as well as other national and sub-national health systems are particularly welcome. The teaching requirements for this position will be four courses per academic year. This position will begin August 10, 2015.
Earned doctorate in political science or a closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2015. Candidates must demonstrate strong analytical skills, research effectiveness, as well as success in both undergraduate and graduate teaching to meet the department’s teaching needs in its B.A., M.A., and affiliated Ph.D. programs.
The Department is seeking to train its graduates in the latest qualitative and quantitative social science methods to address today’s major health policy challenges, including the legal and regulatory environments governing the provision of health care, the politics of health care reform, the political economy of providing accessible and affordable care, the new institutional pressures caused by the USA’s rapidly graying population, human security questions linked to global pandemics, bio-terrorist events, overtaxed public health agencies, greater regulatory oversight, and popular doubts about many modern medical technologies. We seek a colleague who focuses on addressing local, national, and global health policy questions as well as critical policy perspectives on the plight of unassisted, under-represented, and underserved groups in contemporary health care delivery systems and policy debates. In advancing the research, teaching, and service demands of this position, successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with other behavioral and social science units in both College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the School of Public and International Affairs as well as the Colleges of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research in Roanoke, Virginia.
Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0140116 where they will submit a cover letter that addresses how they position their work in relation to national health policy and politics, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, teaching evaluations, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience in this area to demonstrate their potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Three academic references can be submitted directly to Kim Hedge (email@example.com). Screening of applications will begin on January 12, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see www.psci.vt.edu.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency - Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, veterans, minorities and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Chair of the Search Committee or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1129.
All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Wayne Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Health Care Policy Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Major Williams Hall, Room 531 (0130), 220 Stanger Street, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
|Primary Category:||Political Science