Public Health - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Health Economist)

Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-04

The Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, and Clinical Impact (MEDICI) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University invites applications for an appointment, tenure-track or tenured for a Health Economist at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor effective July 1, 2013. The position will be appointed primarily within MEDICI at the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, with other cross-appointment(s) depending on the successful candidate's background.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting de novo economic evaluations (cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis, cost of illness studies), budget impact analyses, and value of information analyses to inform institutional, regional, and government-related decisions; appraising and contextualizing existing economic evaluations to inform decisions across multiple disciplines at the hospital or government level; performing innovative research to advance the methodologic front of health economic analysis; and, producing high-quality health economic analysis reports for relevant stakeholders (policymakers, clinicians, researchers). She/he will participate in multidisciplinary research teams to conduct assessments of medical and surgical procedures, medical devices, drugs, and health programs of relevance to hospital, regional, and government health policy-making. You will also contribute to curriculum development and teaching for workshops and courses on economic analysis, health policy and decision-making for the MEDICI program and in graduate programs at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

The candidate will have a PhD in Health Economics or Health Technology Assessment or equivalent. Five or more years of relevant experience in health economic analysis and a track record of published health economic analyses are both required.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. Our reputation has been built by dedicated teachers, breakthrough discoveries, our commitment to social responsibility and our affinity for strategic partnerships. Today, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre of outstanding education and research, preparing tomorrow's dentists, physicians and health researchers to become leaders in optimizing life-long health.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence spans knowledge and drives discovery and real-world application. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities.

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2013, and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a summary of your program of research and future research plans and the names of three references to:

Distinguished University Professor & Chair / Chief
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
LHSC - University Hospital
339 Windermere Road, C3-172, London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5A5

This position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University are committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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