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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Health Law Opening

Job Title:
Health Law Research Faculty
Law Center
Department URL:
Institution: University of Houston
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Start Date: September 1st, 2005
Job Categories: Research Professor
Academic Field(s): Healthcare Law
URL For Job:
Detailed Job Description:
The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute invites applications for a research faculty position beginning immediately and running through August 31, 2005.

Applicants should hold the J.D. degree, have an excellent academic record, and have educational or practical experience with health law and policy. An additional advanced degree, such as an M.P.H. or Ph.D., in a health policy-related field or economics is preferred but not required. Previous experience with grant writing and/or empirical research methodology is preferred but not required.

The faculty rank (assistant, associate or full professor) will depend on the applicant's experience and publication record. The salary will depend on qualifications within an approximate range of $50,000 - $52,000. Research faculty members work on externally-funded research projects under the supervision of the Institute Directors and have the opportunity to teach a Law Center course.
Research faculty positions are not tenure track positions and time in rank does not apply toward tenure. Reappointment through August 2006 is possible, but is contingent on performance and the continued availability of external funding.

The Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute is recognized as one of the leading health law programs in the United States.

The program offers over twenty health law courses per year to J.D. and LL.M. students; students also may participate in interdisciplinary studies with local universities leading to the M.P.H., M.D., or Ph.D. (Medical Humanities) degrees. Courses are taught by tenure track faculty members, distinguished visiting faculty members, and adjunct faculty drawn from one of the most sophisticated health law bars in the United States.

The health law program engages in a significant program of externally sponsored research; the research program currently supports three full time research faculty.

Houston offers many opportunities for the successful candidate to engage in interdisciplinary projects. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the United States, with over forty different member institutions. For more information about the Law Center's health law program, see:

The University of Houston is a comprehensive research and doctoral granting public institution, situated on a beautiful 550-acre campus. The University's diverse student population exceeds 32,500 with over 900 ranked faculty.
For more information about the University, see: The University of Houston Law Center has 55 full-time faculty and enrolls over 1000 J.D. and over 100 LL.M. students.
EEO / AA Policy:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

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Contact: April F. Moreno, Program Director
Health Law & Policy Institute
University of Houston
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060
  Please reference in your cover letter when applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.
Phone Number: (713) 743-2101
Fax Number: (713) 743-2117


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Happy Days for University of Connecticut's School of Law and Health Center

The University of Connecticut School of Law and its Health Center recently received a generous gift from a former alum.   According to the school's press release,

A prominent Connecticut family has made two gifts totaling $1.75 million to the University of Connecticut's School of Law and the UConn Health Center. Both gifts are eligible to be submitted to the state matching endowment gift program, which could ultimately bring the total to more than $2 million.

The gifts were made by the Chase family, which has a long history of supporting the University, including a gift that established the Chase Family Chair in Juvenile Diabetes at the Health Center.

"These two very generous gifts represent a substantial new investment in the University. We are deeply grateful for thefamily's significant commitment to our institution," University President Philip E. Austin said. "We are indeed fortunate to count the Chase family among our friends. I am thankful, too, for their recognition that private philanthropy is perhaps the differentiating factor between a very good public university and a great one, and that their gifts for research, teaching and public service at UConn will ultimately benefit countless individuals whose lives the University touches."


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