The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University invites applications
and nominations for the Stuart H. Altman Chair in U.S. Health Policy, a tenured faculty position at the rank of full Professor.
The candidate selected for the Stuart H. Altman Chair will carry on a tradition of excellence in health policy research and public engagement focused on healthcare financing, payment policy, insurance, healthcare markets, the structure and composition of the healthcare delivery system and regulatory policy. The position will contribute to the public profile of the Heller School through teaching scholarship and participation in external policy-related initiatives focused on improving the cost effectiveness, quality, and value of healthcare services, as well as the links between the formal healthcare system and the social determinants of health. The individual would be expected to be an active participant in the activities of the Brandeis Health Industry Forum.
The ideal candidate should have minimum of 10 years experience after obtaining graduate education and a doctoral degree. The candidate should also have an academic background in economics, finance, management, or interdisciplinary health service research, and should have experience both within and outside of the academic environment (e.g., government, health administration, insurance or technology). In addition, the candidate should have a track record of conducting important published research projects, as well as working across sectors to influence positive change in the organization, financing or delivery of healthcare.
The candidate will play a lead role in expanding the Heller School’s research portfolio through fundraising, developing new areas of research and helping to recruit highly qualified policy researchers to support the work. In particular, we are seeking candidates with a strong interest in applied research and generating knowledge to inform public policy at the state and federal level.
Primary responsibilities include:
Scholarship. Play a lead role in expanding the Heller School’s research portfolio through working with colleagues to conceptualize new areas of applied research and practice, expanding the size and breadth of the school’s research portfolio, directing research projects and disseminating scholarship through publication in peer review journals.
Policy Influence. Participate in national and state health policy through any number of venues including sitting on national and state committees, working closely with public agencies on policy and programs, engaging with trade groups or specialty societies or testifying before Congress. Serve as a bridge between academic researchers and policy professionals so that Heller School research is informed by and addresses real world problems.
Strategic Leadership. Join an active leadership team to help sustain and grow health services research at the Heller School. Facilitate a collegial and creative environment for research teams that supports both existing research and the development of new ideas.
Teaching. Teach as appropriate in Heller’s graduate level programs, as well as the Heller School’s executive leadership programs in healthcare management. Assist in recruiting and training students in the Ph.D. program.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private, nonsectarian research university with a liberal arts focus located 10 miles west of Boston. Its schools include a College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, an International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, each welcoming students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds, identities, disciplines and political orientations. Brandeis is ranked among the top 35 colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report and is renowned for its exceptional research capacity.
Brandeis was founded by the American Jewish community as a non-sectarian university, with particular emphasis on being welcoming and inclusive toward people of all backgrounds and beliefs. The university’s core values are rooted in Jewish history and culture, including a respect for learning, an emphasis on critical thinking, and a drive to make the world a better place through one’s talents and actions.
THE HELLER SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT The Heller School is an internationally recognized leader in social policy research, teaching, and service and is ranked among the top 10 schools of social policy by U.S. News & World Report. Since its founding in 1959, the Heller School has endeavored to answer a pioneering question: how can we use policy to work towards the well-being of all members of society?
The Heller School advances its mission through the graduate education of students in its seven core academic programs, the pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research in its ten research centers and institutes, and active public engagement across sectors and disciplines. The Heller School constantly examines policies and programs that respond to inequities and disparities among social groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.
The Heller School is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and for whom our tagline, “knowledge advancing social justice,” resonates. We seek individuals who can contribute through research, teaching and/or public engagement, to the diversity of the academic community.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Management, or Health Service Research and
Demonstrated excellence in the fields of health policy and health services research.
Proven ability to acquire grant and contract research funding and to work with funding organizations to expand partnerships and collaborations
Proficiency in linking the worlds of practice and scholarship through an active program of practice, research, and publication in health policy.
Proven ability to provide strategic leadership in helping the Heller School expand its research portfolio.
Successful record in teaching, mentoring, and capacity building in an academic or policy research organization.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.