Lecturer, Department of Health Policy, Stanford, California, United States

The Lecturer will perform a significant amount of instruction, including offering courses in research approaches and health policy for MD students, and advising students on educational program and research project development, and serve as the Health Services & Policy Research Scholarly Concentration Director. The Lecturer will also lead educational programs for MD students interested in Health Policy, and serve as the Administrative Director of both the Master’s in Health Policy program and the Health Policy PhD program. The position is based in Stanford, California, requires regular in-person work on Stanford Campus (typically at least three days a week), and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. 

Duties Include:

Scholarly Concentration Director:

Advise and mentor MD students with interests in health policy on curriculum and research opportunities, teach HRP 207/HRP 208, review and evaluate student proposals for projects, co-teach professional skills series

Administrative Director of MS and PhD programs in Health Policy:

Co-organize and participate in teaching professional skills series for graduate students

Review and approve Master’s student course plans and Master’s thesis proposals

Manage application process for Master’s and PhD programs – assign committee reviews and interviews, assist with notifying admitted applicants

Plan and organize MS/PhD orientation programs and activities

Update bulletin, website, and program handbooks annually

Organize speaker and Work-in-Progress series

Annual Curriculum maintenance, development, and updates

Organize PhD Executive Committee meetings

Assist with department training grant proposals, maintenance, and implementation

Organize and host annual admissions webinar for MS and PhD programs

Respond to applicant queries, emails, and meeting requests

Student support – host regular meetings with students and provide curriculum advice

Desired Qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications below, highly desired candidates will have training/expertise in one or more research areas related to health policy or health services research, including health economics, decision science and health modeling, data science, large data set analysis, health law, epidemiology, operations research or management science, implementation science, quality improvement, or organizational aspects of health care. The candidate may also have experience teaching courses, mentoring and advising trainees, and overseeing educational programs and activities.

Education & Experience (Required):

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or other doctoral degree (e.g., MD), with training in research and/or a substantial research background. Training and experience should include quantitative social science research methodologies. 


To apply, please complete the online application form here, https://forms.gle/zpTqt57Z6USNeNUT8. The application will request upload of a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. In the cover letter, please address to Dr. Loren Baker and describe your teaching experience and your interest in the Lecturer position. The application will ask for names and contact information of 3 professional references. 

The expected base pay range for this position is $125,000 to $165,000 per annum. Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.