Professor/Associate Professor of Health Services Research or Health Economics

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Professor/Associate Professor of Health Services Research or Health Economics 

The College of Health at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a professor  of health services research or health economics to be appointed at the rank of full or associate  professor with tenure with responsibilities to advance education, research, and service in  population health. The COH seeks to recruit a health services researcher or health economist (from one of the following sectors: academia, government, non-profit, or private) whose work  focuses on quantitative studies across a range of substantive and/or methodological areas related  to population health. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following  disciplines or a closely related field (e.g., public health, health policy, health services research,  decision sciences, or health economics, pharmacoeconomics). Candidates have the opportunity  for administrative positions within the College of Health (e.g., Associate Dean, Department  Chair, Program Director). 

Faculty in the College of Health are expected to contribute to the research, educational, and  service missions of the COH and the broader University. Population health is a new convergence  science. As such, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of new curriculum  and programs, teaching and mentoring, including courses and other modes of instruction for  undergraduate, graduate, and executive education students in the COH. Faculty in the College of  Health have strong records of making an impact in their field. Such impact can range from the  traditional to innovative and new ways of making a difference in improving health outcomes. As  such, this can include high-quality externally funded scholarship, including sustained success as  a principal investigator or collaborating investigator. They can also have strong records of peer reviewed publications in top-tier journals, participation in national conference proceedings,  and/or the development of intellectual property.  

The College of Health promotes population health as a convergence science. It seeks scholars to  build innovative transdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs and to collaborate with  colleagues across a spectrum of disciplines. The mission of the College of Health (COH) at  Lehigh University is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of  populations and communities through excellence and innovation in education, research, and  service. The College will prepare the next generation of creative and diverse scientists and  leaders in population health through cutting edge and novel course work, distance learning, and  experiential learning opportunities. The College of Health will be located in the Health, Science,  and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility  slated for completion in 2021. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably-designed facility will  advance Lehigh University’s academic research endeavors. The primary goals of the building are  to encourage an interdisciplinary culture via maximized transparency and accountability; develop  functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the  campus community by bringing the public into the building. 

Review of Applications 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The  anticipated start date is January 2021 or as soon as possible. Lehigh University is an equal  opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent  benefits, including domestic partner benefits. 


Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a  curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information of three  references. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: For additional information, please email  [email protected] and indicate the name of the specific position in the email. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning  opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's  highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly  7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and  about 600 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant  and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to  New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the College of Health  website and the Path to Prominence website. Information about Lehigh Work/Life Balance for  Faculty can be found on the Provost website.





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Posted: 1/18/2021
Application Due: 3/19/2021
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