Professor of Health and Social Care Policy (LSHTM, London)

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2020.06.29
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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 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, as well as to multi-disciplinary and collaborative working within and beyond the School.

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).  The successful candidate will contribute to related teaching and research degree supervision (including on the DrPH programme).

The School 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 on a permanent basis, based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The salary will be on the Professorial Scale C in the range £61,249 - £70,225 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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 is likely to work closely with Professor Ellen Nolte (Head of Department), and also with Professor Nicholas Mays.  Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact either or both for an informal discussion.

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