Open Positions

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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