The Division of Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health is seeking to fill a tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Policy, with preference for a candidate addressing the health needs of disadvantaged populations. We seek someone with an established research focus on how decisions, systems, plans, and actions are designed, implemented and evaluated to achieve specific health care goals within a society, including attention to societal dynamics and ensuring health system responsiveness to community needs. Priority areas include, but are not limited to, how different stakeholders interact with each other to determine the health system and its governance including the state, providers, communities, and individuals, with attention to what this means for improving the efficiency and quality of health care delivery. Applicants with comparative experience across the United States, and with other parts of the world, particularly Latin America (Mexico) and Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences (PPHS) in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine is undertaking searches for faculty members aligned with a variety of disciplines and areas of interest as part of an ambitious program of development and growth. With a base of 108 core faculty members and over 800 students, and recognized as one of the nation’s premier institutions of population health and public health sciences with over $50M in funding for research in 2020, PPHS is building on current strengths to promote the transdisciplinary research and training needed to address today’s many pressing population health issues – current and future pandemics, tobacco and substance abuse, pollution and climate change, health disparities with attention to race, sex, age, socio-economic status and other relevant factors, unsustainable healthcare systems, and understanding the risk factors that continue to drive obesity, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, dementia and cognitive impairments, and other chronic diseases. PPHS’s scholars recognize that these challenges are over-lapping and inter-connected in ways that demand coordinated and integrated evidence-based solutions that utilize ‘big data’ and state of the art analysis methods to identify novel risk factors and associated “precision public health and medicine” and policy approaches to improve human health. To do so, PPHS conducts research that leverages its location in one of the largest and most diverse populations in the urban U.S.-- Los Angeles County-- as well as its collaborations with partners in other communities in the US and in locations around the world. We look forward to receiving expressions of interest and applications for our faculty positions from outstanding scholars aligned with this vision. Please send curriculum vita, a brief summary of research interests, and names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments to: Sofia Gruskin, JD at email@example.com.
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Applicants for the position should have an advanced degree in public health sciences (PhD or equivalent) with training and experience in health services research, health policy, health care administration/management, health information systems or related fields. The ideal candidate will have an established track record of externally-funded research or the strong potential to develop one. A commitment to graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching is required. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments.
In its comprehensive 2021 ranking, The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked USC 19th among more than 1,000 public and private universities. Among all California institutions — public and private — only USC, Caltech and Stanford University ranked within the top 20. Of the 150 universities surveyed in the western U.S., USC ranks No. 3. Among the top 25 schools, USC ranked No. 5 in engagement, which measures student sentiment on how their education prepares them for the real world.
This year, USC received more than 59,000 applicants for its fall freshman class, an acceptance rate of 16 percent. The number of students who are the first in their families to attend USC has been growing steadily for five years — 22 percent of the incoming class are first-generation college students, and 30 p...ercent of the Class of 2024 are students of color. With one of the most abundant financial aid pools in the country, USC provides more than $450 million in scholarships and aid. This incoming class is the first under a new USC initiative to make college more affordable for lower and middle-income families. Students from families earning $80,000 or less each year attend tuition-free.
USC’s distinguished faculty of 4,000 innovative scholars, researchers, teachers and mentors includes five Nobel laureates, and dozens of recipients of prestigious national honors including the MacArthur “Genius” Award, Guggenheim Award, the National Medal of the Arts, the National Humanities Medal, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and Pulitzer Prize.
Student enrollment statistics from the 2020-2021 academic year (rounded):
Graduate and professional students 26,500
16.1%of 59,712 freshman applicants were admitted
310National Merit Scholars, 2020 freshman class
22%of freshmen were first-generation college students
average unweighted GPA for entering freshman class
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USC first opened its doors to 53 students and 10 teachers in 1880, when the newly founded “city” still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones and a reliable fire alarm system. Today, USC is home to 46,000 students and 4,700 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world.