Assistant Professors of Law at Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy are non-tenure track faculty members who conduct research and writing, develop and disseminate policy recommendations, and plan and participate in conferences and forums on topics in health and pharmaceutical law and policy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Researching, developing, and disseminating legal and public policy analyses to inform and shape federal and state policy. Current works-in-progress include a white paper on the intersection between the False Claims Act and the Food and Drug Administration’s prohibition on promoting drugs “off-label”, a grant-funded report on the legal and public policy barriers to the integration of primary behavioral and physical health care for Medicaid recipients in New Jersey, and a grant-funded analysis funded by New Jersey’s recently-announced State Innovation Models grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the privacy and security concerns related to sharing behavioral health information in accountable care and other innovative organizations.
Working with the Center’s Faculty Director and others to apply for grants and to manage grant-funded projects. Assistant Professors contribute background research and writing to grant proposals and, when the proposals are successful, they play a central role in organizing and executing the activities funded by the grants. Over the past few years, the Center has been awarded grants and contracts from, among others, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, The Nicholson Foundation, and the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.
Developing educational programs and fora in which leading experts from the public and private sectors examine important legal and policy developments. In February 2015, for example, as part of their work on a grant-funded project, Assistant Professors planned, organized, and hosted a day-long conference at the law school addressing the Affordable Care Act’s power to improve access to behavioral health care for those with individual and small group insurance. The conference featured speakers and participants from health insurance plans, health care providers, consumer groups, government, and academia.
Creating materials for use in the law school’s robust online graduate program. Assistant Professors participate in the development of the law school’s online offerings, writing lecture scripts, drafting quizzes, and preparing other materials on a variety of topics in life sciences law and compliance.
Serving as Faculty Editor of the Center’s blog, “Health Reform Watch,” and Faculty
Advisor of Seton Hall Law’s student publication Health Law Outlook. The Assistant Professor will regularly research and write blog posts for Health Reform Watch on topics of his or her choosing. He or she will also be responsible for planning, reviewing, publishing, and publicizing all of the faculty and student-authored posts that appear on the blog. With regard to Health Law Outlook, the Assistant Professor will work closely with the student editors to provide feedback to the student authors at multiple points in the writing and editing process.
Other activities such as speaking at continuing education programs, presenting at academic and other conferences, and providing legal commentary to the media. Assistant Professors are encouraged to present the Center’s work and otherwise participate in outside conferences and programs. In addition, there may be opportunities to teach, both in-person and online, and to do independent scholarly writing.
Applicants must have a JD degree and evidence of excellent research and writing skills.
Experience engaging in public health or social science research, practicing health, intellectual property, or life sciences law and/or working in government, health care, or the pharmaceutical or medical device industries is desirable.
Education or experience qualifying the applicant to use qualitative or quantitative empirical research methods is also desirable.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.