Lecturer Health Economics

The Lecturer will actively participate in research and teach on the Masters in Public Health (Health Economics) and the Diploma in Health Economics. S/he is expected to supervise Masters students and should be willing to coordinate a Masters and/or Diploma module.

Requirements include:

  • A PhD or Masters in any of the following areas: health economics, health systems, economics, development economics, development studies, public finance/policy, public health specialising in social epidemiology, or politics philosophy and economics
  • A demonstrated knowledge of health systems research
  • At least 2 years research experience within an academic environment
  • Teaching experience, ideally at the post-graduate level
  • Experience of working with a team of researchers
  • Experience in low- and/or middle-income countries, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Good writing, presentation and conceptual skills
  • Commitment to work in an academic environment as indicated by either having a PhD or being strongly motivated to complete one
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and should be willing to travel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research: play a role with other unit staff in research projects including: presentation of research to policy makers and international conferences; publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Teaching: play a key role in the Masters in Public Health and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics programmes; supervise Masters students.
  • Administration: take responsibility for module coordination on the Masters and Diploma programmes.

Information on the Health Economics Unit may be viewed at HEU website. The remuneration package, including benefits is available on request.

Application process: To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, to Mrs C Snyders, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700.

E-mail: charlotte.snyders@uct.ac.za; Telephone: +27 21 650 5405; website: www.health.uct.ac.za

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number for this post: SR076/11

Closing date for applications: 25th March 2011

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