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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The MS in Social Policy Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) seeks an experienced adjunct instructor for one (or more) of the following courses, offered in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Fall courses run from September 1, 2020 until December 14, 2020 with grades due January 4, 2021; Spring courses run between January 13-April 28, 2021.

  • MSSP 607: Practical Data Science Required expertise: Python
  • MSSP 629: Research & Evaluation Design
  • MSSP 730: Community Mapping Required expertise: ArcGIS
  • MSSP 897: Applied Linear Modeling Required expertise: R

Course descriptions can be found here. Instructors should be open to the possibility of online, in-person, or hybrid instruction. Pay is competitive.

An advanced degree is required, preferably in a relevant social science and policy field with an emphasis on data science and statistical methods. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations for two to three courses from prior teaching, and the names and contact information for three references. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time. Please e-mail application materials in one PDF file titled with your name to Dr. Azahara Palomeque (azaharap@upenn.edu) and Dr. Ezekiel Dixon-Román (ezekield@sp2.upenn.edu) and put “MSSP Instructor Application” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin June 1, 2020.

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The MS in Social Policy Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) seeks an experienced adjunct instructor for one (or more) of the following courses, offered in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Fall courses run from September 1, 2020 until December 14, 2020 with grades due January 4, 2021; Spring courses run between January 13-April 28, 2021.

  • MSSP 628: Policy Analysis of Issues, Strategy, and Process
  • MSSP 631: Law and Social Policy
  • MSSP 632: Capstone I: Policy Communications

Course descriptions can be found here. Instructors should be open to the possibility of online, in-person, or hybrid instruction. Pay is competitive.

An advanced degree is required, preferably in a relevant social science and policy field. Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations for two to three courses from prior teaching, and the names and contact information for three references. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time. Please e-mail application materials in one PDF file titled with your name to Dr. Azahara Palomeque (azaharap@upenn.edu) and Dr. Ezekiel Dixon-Román (ezekield@sp2.upenn.edu) and put “MSSP Instructor Application” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin June 1, 2020.

Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger is seeking to appoint a full-time postdoc for a one- or two-year position. The position involves both a teaching and research portfolio. The research entails working with Professor Ruger on a wide range of research projects including, but not limited to, studies on economic evaluation in health and medicine, political economy of health systems, health system financing and insurance, justice and governance in health, health impact assessment, health capability, and health inequality. The scope of research is both domestic and international, with an emphasis on work in developing countries. Responsibilities will vary and likely include assisting with the design and implementation of original surveys, data collection and management, data analysis and other aspects of quantitative research, qualitative research, literature reviews, and reviewing, editing and formatting manuscripts for publication, conceptual and theoretical scholarship.  Strong research and teaching skills and interest are highly desirable as is a background in the social sciences. The teaching involves courses in the social sciences. Excellent motivation and work ethic and organizational, analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, experience using databases and statistical software, and coursework in theory and methods in one or more of the social sciences are important. A PhD is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a list of four references with contact information to Jennifer Prah Ruger, School of Social Policy & Practice and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, jenpr@upenn.edu.

All open administration and staff positions are posted on the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Resources website.

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