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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Exciting Health Law Faculty Opportunity

Professor Seth Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law and co-director of the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, has sent along news of an ope Research Faculty Position.   Applicants are encouraged to submit applications ASAP.  Here is a link to the full job description:   

Here is an overview:  Health Law & Policy Institute - Research Faculty Position -
Non-Tenure Track


The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute
invites applications for a research faculty position for January 1,
2007 - August 31, 2007.

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.

Rank and Salary:

The faculty rank (assistant, associate or full professor) will depend
on the applicant's experience and publication record. The salary will
depend on qualifications of up to $41,250 for this time period
(50,000 - 55,000 annually).

Research faculty members work on externally-funded research projects
under the supervision of the Institute Director. Research faculty
positions are not tenure track positions and time in rank does not
apply toward tenure. Reappointment is contingent on performance and
the continued availability of external funding. Research faculty have
no regular teaching responsibilities in the law school but may apply
to teach one course per academic year.

The Health Law & Policy Institute:

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). Courses are taught by five tenure track faculty
members, one distinguished visiting faculty member, 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 and currently includes three
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: http://

The University of Houston and The Law Center:

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 52 full-time faculty and
enrolls over 1000 J.D. and over 100 LL.M. students. It is ranked
among the top seventy law schools in the country.  For more
information about the Law Center, see:


Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States with a
vibrant, diverse and growing economy. With an outstanding art museum,
natural history museum, children's museum, health museum, zoo,
professional opera, symphony, and theater, and two major universities
(not to mention at least five professional major league sports
teams), cultural attractions abound. Its ethnic diversity, including
growing Hispanic, and Asian communities, contributes to a
cosmopolitan and international economy, as well as to culinary and
cultural opportunity.  The climate during most of the academic year
is sunny and mild. The cost of living is still relatively low, and
attractive housing is available within a short commute. Best Places
to Live places Houston in its top ten.

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter to:

Nadia Mosqueda, Secretary
Health Law & Policy Institute
University of Houston Law Center
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060

Phone: (713) 743-2101.
Fax (713) 743-2117.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply.


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