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Assistant/Associate Research Professor

Georgia Health Policy Center
Atlanta, Georgia
$100,000 - $130,000
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Non-Tenured Track
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Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University


Georgia State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies to start in fall 2023.  The primary appointment will be to the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) to support and grow a maternal health policy research and evaluation agenda as part of its population and global health portfolio.  We seek faculty candidates with expertise in public policy/health policy analysis, including evaluation of health services, and/or public health programs focused on pre-natal health and pregnancy outcomes.  The candidate should also have expertise working within a participatory research and evaluation environment allowing them to secure extramural funding to build upon the ongoing research in the Georgia Health Policy Center.  This is a 12-month research faculty appointment.  Rank will be at the assistant or associate level, commensurate with experience.

Duties:  The successful candidate will lead the strategic development of the Center’s community-centered maternal health policy research agenda; coordinate maternal and child health efforts across the Center’s portfolios of work, and areas of expertise including rural health, behavioral health, Medicaid/health policy, and healthcare financing; and direct a team of research associates as well as policy and evaluation staff.

Responsibilities will include contributing to ongoing research and capacity-building projects, as well as maintaining a program of externally funded research, mentoring master, and doctoral students, and participating in service activities within the Center, the School, the institution, and the community.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline such as public policy, health services research, or health policy.  Candidates with real-world experiences in community-based research, who also have advanced evaluation training are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to applicants with a rich track record of applied evaluation and capacity-building work in disparate communities.

School and Campus: The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) ranks 18th overall among graduate programs in public affairs as rated by U.S. News & World Report. AYSPS contains four academic units: the Departments of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Economics, Public Management & Policy, and the School of Social Work as well as several research centers. More information about the Andrew Young School is available at

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is the largest research center within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  Established in 1995, GHPC provides evidence-based research, program development, policy guidance, and technical assistance locally, statewide, and nationally to improve health at the community level.   Projects focus on community and public health, public and private health insurance coverage, long-term care, child health, and community health systems development, among others. GHPC is active in all 50 states and more than 200 communities nationwide and manages more than 9 million in grants and sponsored research annually.

With more than 50,000 students, Georgia State University is a dynamic campus and one of the Southeast’s largest urban research universities. It is designated as a Research University/Very High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The University is an enterprising urban public research university and a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds.  US News calls GSU the 4th most innovative university in the U.S. and ranks it 8th in undergraduate teaching.

Centered in the state’s capitol and historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the University provides its faculty and students with unsurpassed research opportunities and connections to business, government, nonprofit, and cultural organizations. It is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta and has easy access to the State Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the Jimmy Carter Library, state and federal agencies, and a vast array of community organizations. 

Application Procedure: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of three professional references to Dr. Angela Snyder, Search Committee, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, GA  30302-3995 or via email at Applications should be submitted immediately but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Conducting background checks on final candidates is part of the hiring process at Georgia State University.  A satisfactory background investigation report, as determined by the sole discretion of the University, is a requirement for employment with the University.



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