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Assistant Professor Health Services and Outcomes Research
West Virginia University

Date Posted Jan. 16, 2019
Title Assistant Professor Health Services and Outcomes Research
University West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics & Policy Studies

POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy seeks applications for an Assistant Professor to join our health services & outcomes research team. This 12-month tenure track position is available immediately. Primary responsibilities include graduate and professional program teaching, graduate student mentoring, and developing an independently funded research program in health services and outcomes research. Salary and start-up packages are competitive.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in health-related disciplines with a strong research focus in pharmacoeconomics or pharmacoepidemiology or decision analysis. Candidates are expected to demonstrate abilities for securing externally funded, peer-reviewed research. Candidates must also possess a commitment to excellence in educating and advising students. Candidates should interact effectively with collaborators from diverse disciplines and be eligible for appointment to the graduate faculty in order to teach and mentor graduate students engaged in health services and outcomes research.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY: The School of Pharmacy has a nationally recognized Ph.D. graduate program in health services and outcomes research with 15 Ph.D. students. The internationally diverse students regularly receive awards for excellence at national and international meetings and have earned notable positions in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, research organizations and government.

The School of Pharmacy offers other potential opportunities for collaborative research (see The Rational Drug Therapy Program, which is supported by West Virginia state agencies, provides not only excellent and cost-effective services but provides fast efficient and customer oriented responses to the medical providers and pharmacists of WV. Safe & Effective Management of Pain ProgramĀ® (SEMPP) is a coordinated care program for patients on chronic opioid therapy which offer opportunities to facilitate the best pain management practices. Established partnerships with the state Medicaid program and the state health insurance program, managed care organizations, several pharmaceutical companies, and the nearby National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (N.I.O.S.H.) and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. In addition, the PSP department also has a data repository established through the Agency for Health Research and Quality’s "Building Research Infrastructure and Capacity" funding, which houses many federal, state, and commercial datasets on a centralized server for research. In addition, research faculty and graduate programs in business, communication, education, psychology, public administration, computer science, and sociology provide exceptional opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and research.

The School of Pharmacy is located in the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, a comprehensive academic health sciences with access to vast resources and five major schools: Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry and health professionals in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. WVU has recognized interdisciplinary research centers including the state-of-the-art cancer, heart and vascular, and neuroscience centers and the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) providing potential opportunities for collaborative research. Additional information for each can be found at:

WVU Cancer Institute:
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute:
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute:

West Virginia University (a Doctoral Research-Extensive University) is the state’s land-grant university with an enrollment of 28,400 students. WVU is located in Morgantown, a scenic rural area with approximately 80,000 residents and that has been featured in numerous publications for its high quality of life, cultural amenities, outdoor recreation, and is within easy driving distance to Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an online application at:

Requirements include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
    For inquiries or additional information, please contact: Virginia (Ginger) Scott, Ph.D. Chair of Search Committee, Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, PO Box 9510, Morgantown, VW 26506; e-mail:; telephone 304-293-1553; fax 304-293-2529.

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Contact Information

  • Virginia Scott
    Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy
    West Virginia University
    1129 HSN PO Box 9510
    Morgantown, WV 26506
  • 304-293-1553
  • 304-293-2529


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