Assistant Director Of IHPR

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Number RTF00002PO20
Classification Title Sr. Research Associate
Internal Title Assistant Director Of IHPR
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division College of Social Work
Department COSW Institute for Families in Society
Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Type of Grant Funded Position Research Grant (RGP)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Faculty

South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina invites applications for a non-tenure-track research position in the Institute for Family in Society, College of Social Work. The Assistant Director will be an integral part of the Integrated Health and Policy Research Team (IHPR), reporting directly to the Associate Director of the IFS. The primary appointment will be to support and grow the Institute’s Medicaid project portfolio, which currently includes a large body of work for the SC Department of Health and Human Services. We seek faculty candidates with expertise in public policy/health policy analysis, health services research, health economics, risk management and insurance, including evaluation of health programs, with an emphasis on Medicaid quality, managed care policy, and Medicaid managed long-term services and supports and other Medicaid waivers. The candidate also should have experience working within a participatory research environment, enabling him/her to secure extramural funding to build upon the ongoing research in the Institute for Families in Society. We seek professionals with exceptional quantitative research skills, interest in federal and state health policy, and a passion for advancing the health and well-being of children and adults, families and communities through research and policy. The position is a 12-month renewable research appointment with opportunity for professional growth and future faculty appointment with a rank at assistant or associate level, commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

Doctorate in health services research/health policy, public health, or related field from accredited college or university plus 5 years experience in research, program development and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

• Creative, entrepreneurial spirit and track record of building new programs and securing federal or foundation grants and/or contracts with state agencies.
• Demonstrates knowledge of relevant health policy or health system topics, such as health care delivery system innovations, payment reforms (ACOs, bundled payments, value based purchasing), CMS demonstractions, etc.
• Possesses strong organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
• Mature, detail-oriented, able to work independently and with a team, operate effectively under deadline pressure and manage competing priorities.
• Must exercise flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and needs of the organization.
• Track record in writing proposals, securing funding and peer reviewed publications.
Preference will be given to those who have applied research and capacity-building experience in Medicaid or other health policy work.


• Experience working with or extensive knowledge of public programs such as Medicaid or Medicare.
• Strong written and oral communication skills with a publication track- record commensurate with experience.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, cross-functional matrix environment where everyone is expected to balance multiple roles and commitments.
• Demonstrated understanding of policies and procedures related to data security and privacy.
• Demonstrated management skills and general knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Job Open Date 01/14/2020
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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