Brown University — Peterson Family Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice

Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Brown University School of Public Health 

Peterson Family Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice within the School of Public Health at Brown University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position on the Tenure Track. This is an endowed position – the Peterson Family Assistant Professor of Health Policy. The start date for the position is July 1, 2021 but is negotiable with the successful candidate.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, either an MD, or a PhD in health services research, epidemiology, economics or related discipline, with evidence of rigorous training in research, a track record of scholarly activity, and capacity to secure external funding. We welcome applications from candidates who are just finishing training or who are in rank at the Assistant Professor level. We aim to hire an individual with the potential to become an exemplary independent scholar in health policy. We seek applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds and a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education and research.

The Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice is one of the four departments in the Brown University School of Public Health. It is the home of an excellent PhD program in Health Services Research and a long-standing post-doctoral training program, which are funded by T32’s from NIH and AHRQ. Faculty work closely with these trainees. The Department is the home to researchers interested in a wide variety of health services research topics, including gerontology, post-acute and long-term care, pharmacoepidemiology, evidence-based medicine, health economics, cluster randomized trials, health care disparities, Medicare and Medicaid, and HIV. The Department has two research centers. The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research is nationally renowned for health services research focusing on chronic illness and long-term care. The Center’s mission is to promote and improve health, health care and health-related quality of life for older and middle-aged persons with chronic disease through research. Many Center investigators hold joint appointments with the Providence Veterans Administration’s Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports. The second research center associated with the Department, the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) works on novel methodologies for comparative effectiveness research, with emphasis on the steps of evidence synthesis (by means of systematic review and meta-analysis), and evidence contextualization (by means of mathematical modeling, optimization, decision and economic analysis). Other research interests in CESH include the evaluation of methods for drawing causal inferences from observational data, generalizing the results of randomized trials to new target populations (in which no experiments can be conducted), semi-automating evidence synthesis processes through machine learning and natural language processing, and synthesizing evidence from diverse sources. Collaborative opportunities extend across a successful array of research groups within the School of Public Health, across the University, and through local and regional partners.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement through Interfolio using this link. Candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through Interfolio. Brown University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups. In your diversity statement, please address how your past and present work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how you intend to continue your commitment to diversity in future work. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement.

The application system is currently open. Review of applications will begin on 01/01/2021 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is identified or the search is closed.

Brown University is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual career couples.