HCP Employment Opportunities

The Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. HCP offers a collegial and dynamic work environment with many opportunities for professional development.

Postdoc Openings

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Policy Research

    The Harvard Training Program in Mental Health Policy, based at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy and affiliated with Harvard’s interfaculty PhD Program in Health Policy, offers advanced training in mental health services and policy research to individuals who have completed all requirements for PhD, MD, or other relevant doctoral degrees in economics, political science, statistics, sociology, psychology, social work, psychiatry, public health or other related fields. The goal of the program is to train future leaders in mental health policy and services research. This training is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under the National Research Service Award programs.  Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this fellowship.

    Fellows accepted for enrollment enter the program for a period of two years and will be paired with a primary mentor at Harvard. Training emphases include the organization, financing, utilization, quality, and political analysis of mental health care. The program provides experience in a well-funded research environment with excellent opportunities for faculty collaboration and publication.

    Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristics protected by law. Applications from groups underrepresented in the health policy/services research field are strongly encouraged to apply.

    We encourage the submission of applications by November 15, 2021.   Applications should be emailed to:  hcpadmin@hcp.med.harvard.edu

    Applications should consist of the following items:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Purpose (up to two double-spaced pages)
    • Three letters of recommendation (emailed to the address above by the recommender)

    Applicants may include selected other material such as copies of one or two representative publications or working papers.

    For further information, please contact: Haiden Huskamp, PhD (huskamp@hcp.med.harvard.edu), Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Care Policy.

Faculty Openings

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Care Policy

    The Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School is seeking a faculty member for a tenure track position in health economics. Applicants at the assistant or associate professor level will be considered. The candidate must have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent training in a health policy program. He/she should have had experience working in empirically driven areas of study and should also have interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment. We would hope to have a new faculty member join us no later than September 2022 although earlier is also possible. We expect the candidate to teach undergraduate students, medical or graduate students or pre/postdoctoral fellows according to their interests.

    Please submit a CV and three recent and relevant publications. PhD students and Postdoctoral candidates should submit three letters of recommendation with application.  Other applicants will submit recommendation letters during the short list phase of the recruitment process.

    If interested, applicants should apply using the HMS ARIeS System:  https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10229

    Please apply by October 31, 2021

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

    For questions please contact Joseph Newhouse (newhouse@hcp.med.harvard.edu), Barbara McNeil (mcneil@hcp.med.harvard.edu), or Ivanna Pena (pena@hcp.med.harvard.edu).

Other Opportunities

  • Other HCP Employment Opportunities

    For other open positions, please view the Harvard Employment website.
    All interested candidates must submit a resume through the online system located at jobs.harvard.edu in order to be considered for an open position. Candidates may also send their resume and the names of three references to:

    Cynthia Hobbs
    Department of Health Care Policy 
    Harvard Medical School 
    180 Longwood Avenue, Door A 
    Boston, MA 02115-5899
    Email: hobbs@hcp.med.harvard.edu

    Please include the requisition number of the job you are applying for in your cover letter.