Assistant or Associate Research Professor in the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC)

Position ID: 42571
Georgia State University
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC)
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
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Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor
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Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University


GSU# 20-075

Georgia State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies to start summer 2019.  The primary appointment will be to the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) to support and grow the Center’s Medicaid project portfolio which currently includes an extensive body of work for the Georgia Department of Community Health supporting state Medicaid policy development.  We seek faculty candidates with expertise in public policy/health policy analysis, health services research, health economics, and/or risk management and insurance including evaluation of health programs specifically Medicaid waiver and demonstrations.  The candidate should also have experience working within a participatory research 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 direct a team of research and policy staff supporting the Medicaid project portfolio which includes annually negotiated projects ranging from compliance and policy reviews to qualitative and quantitative analyses to forecast and/or evaluate the impact of Medicaid policy and programmatic changes.  Topics have included:   validating performance measures, assessing network adequacy, studying the impact of provider payment and program eligibility changes, as well as developing workforce knowledge and capacity.  In addition to contributing to ongoing research and capacity-building projects within GHPC, responsibilities will also include maintaining a program of externally-funded research, mentoring master and doctoral students, and participating in service activities within 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 clinical practice degrees who also have advanced research training and experience are also encouraged to apply; preference will be given to those who have applied research and capacity-building experience in Medicaid or in other health policy applications.   

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, names of three professional references to Dr. Angela Snyder, Search Committee Chair, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, GA  30302-3995. 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.


CIP Discipline Code: 
Health Policy Analysis
Public Policy Analysis, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Economics
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