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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Position Announcement: Boston University School of Law - Visiting Assistant Professor Program in Health Law

The Boston University School of Law announces openings in its Visiting Assistant Professor Program in Health Law.

PURPOSE: The BU Health Law program is an interdisciplinary research and teaching effort at Boston University, including the School of Law and the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights at the School of Public Health. The Health Law program is dedicated to scholarly research at the intersection of law and health policy, broadly conceived. Topical areas include, but are not limited to: health care financing and organization; insurance; global health; public health; emergency preparedness; bioethics; health & human rights; cost, quality and access; health care markets; food & drug law; biomedical research; innovation; and health disparities. The Visiting Assistant Professor in Health Law is a post-JD experience designed to prepare candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in law schools.

PROGRAM: Recipients will hold a full-time, two-year appointment in the School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Recipients teach one seminar per semester (six credits per year) and devote the balance of their time to research and writing. Recipients also participate in faculty workshops at BU and can observe health policy and research in practice at Boston Medical Center. Professor Wendy Mariner and Associate Professors Kevin Outterson and Abigail Moncrieff lead the program. Other faculty members include Professor George Annas, Professor Leonard Glantz, and Professor Emeritus Fran Miller.

The program builds on the unique strengths of BU programs in Law and Public Health, giving the candidate multi-disciplinary exposure to the richness of health law, with support from BU faculty mentors. Recipients will also want to take advantage of the wealth of educational and cultural opportunities available in the city of Boston.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: The recipient will be provided with an office, library privileges, health benefits, and a stipend of approximately $50,000. You are invited to attend all faculty scholarship workshops. Depending on a candidate’s interests and BU’s resources, a recipient may be able to spend time in other supporting BU Schools.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold a JD or other similar degree in law. Outstanding academic credentials and an excellent research proposal will be required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong draft article in health law that has potential for development and publication. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting February 15, 2012 for the academic years 2012-14 (2 years). Applications are due by March 31, 2012. Include the following materials as pdf files:

• Curriculum Vitae;
• University transcripts;
• Research proposal in health law of not more than 2000 words;
• Writing sample, in draft form; and
• Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly from the recommender.

All application materials should be e-mailed to: Leanne Chaves
Questions may be directed to Professor Mariner, Associate Professor Moncrieff, or Associate Professor Outterson


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