The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by August 1, 2014 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate or Full Professor rank, depending upon level of experience. We are seeking a candidate with a program of research focused on health policy, economics and health services/systems research utilizing large datasets. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments within the School of Nursing as well as across the campus. Candidates should be academically prepared to teach classes in the health policy programs, including quantitative methods courses in the PhD program, and the successful candidate will also contribute to teaching in the MS core as it evolves to include more advanced policy and health services research content.
Doctoral Program in Nursing Health Policy:
The principal aim of the doctoral program in nursing with an emphasis on health policy is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. Coursework in the program is aimed at enabling students to develop their understanding of and capacities to use theory; develop research skills and statistical capacities; and develop a policy perspective on the many dimensions of nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and public health; develop the focused, independent research project necessary for completion of the doctoral dissertation; and ultimately contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession and the field of health policy. Doctoral students must be admitted to the School of nursing doctoral program and then elect an emphasis on health policy and they must take core courses in the nursing doctoral program along with specialty courses in health policy.
MS Program in Nursing Health Policy:
The Masters Degree program in health policy for nurses focuses on preparing students to provide policy leadership in a variety of settings. Graduates learn to identify and critically analyze laws, regulations and policies at the institutional, local, state and national levels.
They prepare to use their in-depth knowledge of the history, structure, theory and process of health policymaking in the United States to plan, implement, and evaluate policies. Additionally, they will understand the economic, ethical, and social implications of policy decisions, and devise and use strategies to effectively advocate for policy change.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Teaching and advising masters and doctoral students in nursing and sociology
Developing/establishing a program of research in health policy/economics and health services/systems research that is synergistic with emphases of the department and/or other organized research units on campus.
Disseminating research knowledge and engaging in professional activities at local, regional, national and international levels.
Contributing to the leadership and direction of UCSF, the School of Nursing, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Doctoral Programs.
Establishing/engaging in ongoing programs of research congruent with emphases of the department and/or other organized research units on campus.
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