Employment

Health Policy Faculty Positions in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Associate, Assistant, and/or Full Professor positions in the tenure track. Responsibilities include developing independent, extramurally funded research programs in health policy, health economics, or health outcomes. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D and/or M.D. with training in health services/health policy research, or equivalent degree.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in Economics and/or M.D. with training in health services/health policy research, or allied field such as Public Policy or Health Services Research. The primary criterion for this position is excellence in research. Responsibilities include developing independent, extramurally funded research programs in health policy, health economics, or health outcomes. There will be some administrative and teaching responsibilities.

Applicants should submit online, a curriculum vitae and three reference letters. Submission of a research paper is optional. Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Division of Health Policy is Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

Deadline information: We will begin considering applications on November 1, 2017, and continue to do so until the positions are filled.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Division of Health Policy Research Track Position


The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for several Assistant, Associate, and/or Professor positions in the non-tenure Research Track. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with training in health services/health policy research, economics or allied field such as public policy or public health. The primary criterion for this position is excellence in research. Responsibilities include developing collaborative, extramurally funded research programs in health policy, health economics, or health outcomes.

Qualified applicants should submit online a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and statement of research interest via the link below.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Ethicist Position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

The Clinical Ethicist will serve as an expert in health care ethics and provide leadership to support quality in clinical ethics consultations, staff education and policy development and contribute to an ethical practice environment. 

Accountabilities include:
• Provide ethics consultations, organize and participate in clinical ethics rounds, and collaborate with clinical teams, patients and families, managers, and consultants to address ethical issues arising in the care of Penn Medicine patients.
• Participate in quality and safety initiatives related to clinical practice including maintaining and mining the ethics consult data base to drive education and policy work.
• Develop ethics resources and education for the Ethics Committee; provide guidance on request to leaders of Ethics Committees within the UPHS.
• Serve as a professional ethics resource for administration, clinical and research leadership, and identified community outreach.
• Participate in the development, review and revision of hospital policies involving ethical considerations.
• Participate in activities to advance the field of clinical ethics including publishing, mentoring, teaching, conducting or participating in research, and participating in professional organizations.

Applicants from disciplines such as medicine, nursing, and social work with academic preparation in bioethics or philosophy  will be considered.  Experience in clinical bioethics in the acute care setting preferred.   

Course Coordinator 
 

Positioned within the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Course Coordinator is an integral member of the Online Educational Initiatives team, which works in an entrepreneurial and deadline-driven environment. The coordinator oversees course delivery for multiple, concurrent high-quality online courses for working health care professionals. These include courses in the Master of Health Care Innovation, a related professional development track, and continuing education in medical ethics.

The Course Coordinator ensures a consistent student experience across all courses and provides critical perspective to the instructional designers. For each course, the coordinator oversees and supports TAs, and monitors and reports on issues of educational effectiveness. The position also coordinates administrative aspects of online course development and delivery. 
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) monitoring and supporting student and TA activity in online courses; 2) coordinating and moderating faculty-student interactions; 3) coordinating the course evaluation process and reporting on course progress to staff and faculty; 4) contributing to the preparation of Canvas course sites and maintaining demo sites and offline documentation; 5) scheduling faculty interactions and related activities; and 6) basic multimedia, such as trimming video of recorded web conferences.

The minimum of a High School diploma and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. College degree or coursework is a plus.

Required
* Demonstrated ability to make timely, independent decisions, based on guiding principles and relevant context
* Reliable, strong attention to detail, with a commitment to accuracy and consistency
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, graduate students, working professional learners, and staff
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Demonstrated ability to design organizational solutions that work for everybody
* Facility with Canvas or equivalent learning management systems

Preferred
* Experience as an online learner and/or classroom teacher or teaching assistant preferred.
* Basic multimedia skills, including familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, preferred.
* Working knowledge of health care, public policy, entrepreneurship, or operations management preferred.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Part-time Online Instructor (Remote): Health Care Innovation Lab Courses
 

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s online Master of Health Care Innovation(MHCI) invites applications for part-time instructors for 2018–19 and 2019–20. Each instructor will facilitate an existing 4-week online lab course in behavioral economics, operations management, health care delivery, or innovation methodologies. Labs complement existing lecture-based online courses taught by core program faculty. Lab instructors will work primarily with department staff and teaching assistants, as well as core faculty, to provide MHCI students with guided practical experiences in transforming health care.

Online Lab Course Overviews

  • Behavioral Economics: Guide students through the process of analyzing a case, defining a behavioral economics intervention, sketching a behavioral roadmap, and writing a proposal for the intervention.
  • Operations Management: Guide students through the analysis of two health-care related cases, and through the processes of forecasting, building a KPI tree, and utilizing their results to make process improvement recommendations.
  • Care Delivery: Guide students through the analysis of an existing case in a health care setting, and through the process of identifying an opportunity for change in their own professional content, which they would then further develop in future courses.
  • Innovation Methodology: Work with students as each defines an innovation project, and develops a written proposal and oral pitch geared toward stakeholders in their professional context.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide extensive and detailed feedback, based on disciplinary knowledge, on assessments, and guidance for any assignment revisions.
  • Lead online synchronous and asynchronous interactions with students.
  • Identify learner needs and provide timely solutions in collaboration with core faculty and department staff.
  • Interact with individual students, may be asynchronous, typically within 1 business day.
  • Grade (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), using a provided rubric; task may be shared with TAs. A 72-hour turnaround is expected.

Qualifications

  • Extensive content knowledge in a field related to behavioral economics, operations management, health care delivery, or health care innovation.
  • Experience as an instructor or student in courses with an online component preferred.
  • Basic web content skills.
  • A graduate degree in a related field and prior teaching experience are preferred.

The expected workload for each lab spans 8 weeks and may be carried out remotely. This includes 2 weeks for preparation, 2 weeks for feedback on summative assessments and up to 10–12 hours per week during the 4-week lab. These positions pay a stipend of $2,500 and do not include benefits. If you are interested, please submit your résumé/CV along with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Laura C. Hart, Director of Online Educational Initiatives,    hartl@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by September 10, 2018.

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