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Friday, March 14, 2008

Terrific Job Opportunity - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor in Health Law and Policy Department of Medical Humanities Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, Illinois

The Department of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in health law and policy. Located in the capital of Illinois, the Department is part of a School of Medicine with a dynamic and collaborative learning and research environment that is internationally known for its medical education innovations and dedication to problem-based learning.

Department faculty, through their teaching, research and service, draw upon expertise in such areas as health policy, law and medicine, ethics, psychosocial care, religious studies, and medical history and literature to foster dialog on health, health care and the human condition. In addition to contributing to the education of medical students, residents and physicians, the Department serves as the medical school home for one of the oldest and most robust M.D./J.D. dual-degree programs in the country. The Department seeks a candidate who can build upon a successful health law and policy program and develop individual and collaborative educational and research initiatives which would help increase understanding of health law and policy issues and improve the health of the people of central and southern Illinois and beyond. The successful candidate can anticipate a cross appointment to the SIU School of Law faculty, and may also have an opportunity for cross appointment at SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. He or she would join the Department on or before late Summer/early Fall 2008.

Qualifications for the position include a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent legal degree from a nationally accredited law school, and additional graduate degree(s) in health policy, public policy (with a health focus), health care finance, health economics, public health, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience teaching medical students, health professions students, or small group teaching in other higher education settings.

Southern Illinois University is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. This position is a security-sensitive position and will require a background investigation. Further details about the position, Department and School can be found at:

Applicants should mail or e-mail a CV and a letter with a detailed statement of interest and area(s) of expertise to: Ross D. Silverman, J.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities, SIU School of Medicine, 913 N. Rutledge St., Room 1116, P.O. Box 19603, Springfield, IL 62794-9603, or Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2008, or until the position is filled.

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