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Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics (Teaching Track)

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics/Faculty Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Pharmacy invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics position at its Masters of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis (HCDA) program. The program has a national reputation for successfully graduating numerous applicants who have subsequently obtained key positions in healthcare, including biopharmaceutical industry and medical device industries, health insurance, and government agencies.

Of particular interest are candidates with broad industry experience and expertise across both domestic and international markets in the biopharmaceutical industry, health insurance sector, or healthcare consulting. The successful candidate will serve the role of course coordinator and faculty instructor for a highly innovative graduate program which combines core components of health/pharmaceutical economics, health policy, and healthcare business strategy. This individual will be expected to teach and oversee selected weekend courses along with weekday course offerings.

This individual will work within HCDA, the School of Pharmacy and the Leonard Schaeffer Center, collaborating with faculty and staff to continue development of targeted health economics and healthcare business-related program content. and delivery to attract qualified degree candidates Training and experience in health economics or biostatistics, market access and reimbursement management is preferred though not an absolute requirement.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

PhD, MD, PharmD or DSc degree with graduate level training in health economics, health services research, health administration or related fields with relevant research and management experience across the healthcare industry.

The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The rank offered will be appropriate to the professional and academic accomplishments of the candidate, and commensurate with established standards at USC. The University also offers excellent benefits and options to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities. Re-appointment and eventual promotion are expectation based on performance assessment. Excellence in teaching will be evaluated using evolving assessments strategies and rewards of the School and University, including those leading to continued appointment. Scholarly activities and university service are important contributions for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success, but are more minor in emphasis. The position does not lead to consideration for tenure.

Candidate screening will begin immediately. Review of applications by the assigned search committee will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online at, and are to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, including teaching and mentoring philosophy and goals, a description of his/her research and experience relevant to the position, and a list of the names and current contact information for three to five individuals who will serve as professional references.  

Ranked by US News and World Report as a top ten pharmacy school nationwide and #1 among private schools, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. Faculty in the departments of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, and Regulatory and Quality Sciences have national and international stature as professional, scholarly, and educational leaders. The School and its faculty uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs.

The University of Southern California isactivelycommittedto equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion within its facultyhiring practices, so qualifiedcandidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications and Experience: PhD, MD, PharmD or DSc degree with graduate level training in health economics, health services research, health administration or related fields with relevant research and management experience across the healthcare industry.

REQ20084412 Posted Date: 05/22/2020

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