Professor of Health and Social Care Policy 387 views

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking an excellent, theoretically informed, empirical researcher and educator to join the Department of Health Services Research & Policy. A relevant doctoral degree and strong background in political science, public administration or social policy, applied to the analysis of health and social care policy and policy-making is essential. A commitment to mentorship of more junior colleagues is expected, and to multi-disciplinary and collaborative working.  

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the health and social care policy work of the Department, primarily but not necessarily exclusively in the UK; for example, by contributing to the NIHR Policy Research Programme-funded Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU) and/or PRUComm (Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Systems and Commissioning), and will contribute to related teaching and research degree supervision (including the DrPH programme).  Further particulars are included in the job description.

LSHTM has committed to substantially increase its contribution to policy influencing and leadership development in global and domestic public health over the next few years by initiating a new Policy and Leadership Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to make a major contribution to shaping this initiative.  

The post is full-time and permanent based in London. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Professorial scale C in the range £61,249 – £70,225, or Professorial scale Bii in the range £70,753 – £87,121 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) and specific band will be determined by candidate’s experience. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition, there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme is available. 

The postholder will work closely with Professor Ellen Nolte, Head of Department, and Professor Nicholas Mays.  Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to get in contact for an informal discussion. 

Applications should be made on-line at . Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to . 

The supporting statement section of the application should set out how you meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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