University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor

Department 01720 - PHS - HEALTH SYS INNO & RSRCH

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin TBD Based on Candidate


The Division of Health System Innovation and Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine is seeing outstanding scientists in the fields of health economics, pharmacoeconomics, computer simulation analysis, and quantitative epidemiology. Applicants must be trained to a doctoral level in research methods related to computer simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health economic analysis of health technology and pharmaceuticals. Successful candidates will work independently and will be capable of serving in a leadership role on research teams. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science.

The new Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.

The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences offers and innovative graduate program for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about the Department of Population Health Sciences, please visit:

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The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD, MD or PharmD (or equivalent), have received postdoctoral training in a relevant field, and have a track record of impact and research productivity. Fluency in using statistical software (SAS, Stata, R) and decision analysis software (TreeAge) is required.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 03/06/2018

Close Date 06/30/2019

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01968F

Type Faculty