• Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 18 October 2019
  • Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
  • Closing on 1 July 2020
  • Current

Job Description

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in global health policy and management. We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching apply to issues of global health policy and the management of health systems in low- to middle-income countries. The specific focus within this broad field is open, and applicants with expertise in areas such as Health Systems Strengthening, Health Policy, and Health Economics are welcome to apply. The Heller School is looking for candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship with a record of funded research and public engagement. We hope to identify a future colleague for whom our tagline, “knowledge advancing social justice,” resonates.

The position will be available July 1, 2020 and carries an appointment outside the tenure structure at the rank of associate professor, assistant professor, or associate/assistant professor of the practice, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Conducting externally-funded research in an area of global health policy & management in low- to middle-income countries.
  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly and policy outlets.
  • Teaching Master’s students, especially in the fields of International Health Economics, Health Financing, Econometrics; expertise in Cost Effectiveness Analysis a plus.
  • Advise Master’s students in their academic and career paths.
  • Conducting public engagement activities that advance health equity around the globe.
  • Contributing intellectual and strategic leadership to the Masters of Science Program in Global Health Policy and Management.
  • Designing and implementing strategies for raising research funding to support the educational and scholarly mission of the Institute for Global Health & Development.
Job Criteria:

Candidates should:

  • Have a doctorate or other terminal degree in health economics, health policy, or related field.
  • Have a scholarly understanding and field experience in global health systems in low– and middle-income countries. Candidates that can contribute to other Heller Programs in conflict resolution, development, and humanitarian aid are encouraged to apply.
  • Have at least five years of field practice and/or policy experience in international health policy.
  • Building towards an active program of externally-funded research with a track record working collaboratively with colleagues, and engaging with academic research centers, international organizations, governments, or non-profit organizations, as well as demonstrated experience in obtaining external funds for research support.
  • Demonstrate a successful record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and other scholarly and policy outlets.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to support the engagement with students and professionals in the field and demonstrate a successful record of mentoring.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a diverse cultural setting.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application describing their research, teaching,\ policy, and practice experience. All applications will be treated confidentially. Final candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of reference. Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in faculty scholarship, teaching, and service; applicants are encouraged to address these goals in their letter. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be directed to Darren Zinner, PhD, Associate Dean for Academics (dzinner@brandeis.edu).

All applications should be sent through the Brandeis University Job portal at


About the Organization


The Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management is an accelerated nine month academic program. The curriculum equips students with: analytical skills to understand the financing and payment structures of health systems; strategies to design and develop effective health policies and programs; and management and leadership tools to implement new health policies and programs. Students learn how to create the best policies possible and apply them to any situation, from Zika or Ebola response, to reducing the infant mortality rate. They can choose from two concentrations: STEM Concentration in Health Economics and Analytics, and the Health Systems Concentration

Unlike a public health degree, the MS program at Heller places health policy at the center, focusing on analytics, design and management. We believe that effective policy is critical to expanding access to high quality health care for all individuals who need care. And because we are embedded in a top school of social policy, students have the opportunity to connect individually with faculty and researchers across a variety of fields, including international development and conflict resolution.


Situated within the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) works on the structure and delivery of healthcare systems, with research; thought leadership, and high level policy engagement aimed at shaping and informing the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda. IGHD faculty and researchers produce high quality and highly relevant work in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, reports and presentations; serve on international committees and provide technical assistance to country governments and global institutions. Although our core areas of foci will continue to be health care financing and evaluation research, new areas of inquiry and expertise will be created as IGHD through enhanced collaboration with other Schneider Institutes and others outside Heller and Brandeis.


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.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating

equitable access and opportunities for applicants for all employment positions. We value and are seeking

candidates that represent a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented

in higher education. Diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to Brandeis’ primary

mission. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their

creative endeavors, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic

excellence and better prepare its students to participate within a pluralistic society.


Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private, non-sectarian 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.

Brandeis is ranked among the top 40 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.

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