JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Services Research
Maternal and Child Health
Dissemination and Implementation Science
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Faculty Positions Description
Health Policy and Organization
The Department of Health Policy and Organization, School of Public Health (SOPH) at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applications from dynamic scholars to join our department. The Department is seeking to hire three or more new tenure-track, open-rank faculty. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Public Health, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health, Health Economics, or Dissemination and Implementation Science. In keeping with the Department’s strong connections to public health practice and engagement in scholarship related to practice, applicants with experience and interest in conducting community-based-participatory-research and working with public health organizations are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate on ongoing projects within the department which focus on disadvantaged populations and health disparities, and leverage rich data from Medicaid, Alabama Department of Public Health and other state agencies for high quality research and practice. They will also be expected to mount independent research agendas in collaboration with scientists from UAB and other academic institutions and public health practitioners. Applicants should demonstrate success in, or the promise of, obtaining extramural support for their research and publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. Teaching in undergraduate or graduate programs will be required. These are full-time (12-month), tenure-track positions. Initial rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Health Policy and Organization
The Department of Health Policy and Organization conducts research and scholarly practice as well as provides training and education at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. Our faculty, staff, and students are highly engaged in “real world” public health. We partner with local, state, national, and international agencies to understand the impact of policies on populations and systems. The undergraduate degree is a general Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health offered through the School of Public Health. Departmental Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in Health Policy and Organization and in Maternal and Child Health Policy & Leadership. The department's Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has concentrations in Health Policy & Organization, Maternal and Child Health Policy, and Outcomes Research.
The School of Public Health (SOPH)
Founded in 1978, the UAB SOPH has grown to more than 85 full-time faculty and 1100 undergraduate and graduate students across five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, and Health Policy and Organization. Programs include online and in-person instruction. In 2019, the SOPH had more than $37 million in research funding and has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years. Diversity is one of the SOPH’s values and strengths, with 45% of students identifying as a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group and 16% identifying as a first-generation college student. In 2020, the UAB SOPH received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The UAB SOPH is also launching several initiatives to build research capacity in the area of climate change and public health.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB research grants and awards exceeded $602 million in FY19, with the university ranking 8th in NIH funding among all public universities. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 25,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. In 2021, UAB was named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies, and more, across dozens of industries. Located in the heart of Birmingham, UAB has transformed the city into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development with a thriving arts and cultural scene and a vibrant campus that channels all the energies and opportunities of its metropolitan home.
Required Application Documents
Application review will begin October 1, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications may be submitted online at . Applications should include a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications (including research and teaching), a CV, Teaching Portfolio, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without permission of applicants, and formal letters of reference will be requested for finalists only. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bisakha Sen, Chair of the Search Committee (bsen@ .
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Pre-employment Background Check
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
To apply, please visit the following link to submit your application: .
- External Application Link