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University of Utah Behavioral Economics Open Rank Faculty Position in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Rank and track dependent on candidate qualifications


City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin TBD Based on Candidate


The Division of Health System Innovation and Research ( HSIR ), Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure track or tenured faculty position (open rank) in behavioral economics. HSIR conducts high impact research aimed to improve the efficiency, value, and quality of care delivered by health care systems and clinicians, in order to improve population health and reduce health disparities.

We are looking for collaborative colleagues with a strong record or potential of independent scholarship in behavioral economics. Scholarship that advances methodologies and demonstrates novel applications of behavioral economics principles and concepts to the study of population health issues and health systems outcomes is desired. The applicant should also demonstrate a willingness to support collaboration in implementation science, clinical research, and patient-oriented or community-based participatory research.

The applicant should have experience or strong interest in interdisciplinary team science in collaboration with health services researchers, social scientists, clinicians, and other disciplines. Mid- to late-career applicants should demonstrate a strong record of extramural funding and mentorship of early career faculty and doctoral students. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to advancing health equity, diversity and inclusion in their research team, institution, and the community. Applicants from communities traditionally underrepresented in higher education and the health sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be evaluated based on applicant’s career stage.


  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, psychology, decision sciences, public health, health services research, population health sciences, business, public policy, social sciences, or related areas
  • An excellent record of independent scholarship in application of behavioral economics principles and concepts
  • A record of establishing independent, extramurally-funded research projects commensurate with career stage
  • Strong communication skills and engagement with diverse audiences
  • Success in leading and/or participating in multi-disciplinary, multi-sector teams commensurate with career stage
  • Teaching and mentoring experience in relevant areas
  • Demonstrated record of interdisciplinary collaboration

How to Apply

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted. Interested candidates must submit the following required materials:

· Cover letter

· CV

· Research statement (no more than 3 pages)

· Teaching statement (no more than 2 pages)

· One example of scholarly work that you would like to highlight

· Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( EDI ) statement responding to any or all aspects of the following prompt: In PHS we view EDI as central to achieving excellence in our research, teaching and service to the community. How have you demonstrated your commitment to EDI in academic or other settings? How do you see yourself contributing to the advancement of EDI within our department?

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For questions regarding this position, contact Lauren Budinger at (801) 587-2258 or via email:

About the Department of Population Health Sciences

The Department of Population Health Sciences is a hub for education, investigation and methodological expertise in population health. Through a diverse faculty in three Divisions, including Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health System Innovation & Research, we provide expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for impact-driven research, and support clinical professionals in providing better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system. Through our research, education, and community engagement activities, we promote patient-centered health care and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community. Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexuality—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty who will thrive in this environment.

Work Environment

The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offers ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.

The State of Utah

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including five National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation.

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.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/14/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02921F

Type Faculty