Distinguished Professor of Health Law and Policy

Job Locations US-NY-Central Islip
ID
2022-8931
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule Shift
Sundays and evenings
Hours Per Week
36.5
Travel
10%
Category
Faculty/Academic
FLSA Status
Exempt

Overview

The Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a lateral appointment to a tenured or tenure-track position as Distinguished Professor of Health Law and Policy. We understand the field of Health Law and Policy to broadly include legal and policy issues associated with health care delivery and regulation health care financing the responsibilities of health care professionals to patients, bioethics, public health and the regulation of pharmaceuticals. Touro University is a national leader in higher education in medical and health sciences producing the fastest growing number of graduates in medical health and pharmaceutical fields and in leading research in these fields. The Distinguished Professor of Health Law and Policy will develop and serve as the founding director of an interdisciplinary Institute that builds and fosters collaboration between the Law Center and Touro’s constituent colleges and schools in the medical, pharmaceutical, and health sciences fields. We welcome candidates who have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of excellent teaching and mentoring of students as well as demonstrated administrative skills. A requirement of the position is that the applicant have a substantial record of scholarship and a commitment to continued leadership in scholarship in the health law field. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the Law Center and the University. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the country, Touro Law Center is dedicated to the aims of diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from those who would contribute to that diversity as defined in the broadest sense. Applicants are expected to be willing and capable of teaching in-person and remotely and familiar with best practices in both modalities.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To develop and serve as the founding director of an interdisciplinary Institute that builds and fosters collaboration between the Law Center and Touro's constituent colleges and schools in the medical pharmaceutical and health sciences fields
  • Prepares and teaches graduate law student courses in a physical classroom and/or a virtual classroom
  • Prepares course materials such as syllabi, assessments, final examinations, assignments, and handouts
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
  • Stays current in and continually strives to improve teaching skills and expertise in the subjects that they teach
  • Stays informed of changes in the law and is current in recent statutory changes and case law developments
  • Collaborates with colleagues to address teaching and research issues
  • Engages in legal research and produces legal scholarship in the health law field
  • Commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community
  • Engagement in the intellectual life of the Law Center
  • Participation on faculty committees

Qualifications

Education/ Experience

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Strong background in Health Law and Policy to broadly include legal and policy issues associated with health care delivery and regulation health care, financing the responsibilities of health care professionals to patients bioethics, public health, and the regulation of pharmaceuticals.
  • Preference for both legal practice and teaching experience in the field of health law and policy
  • An established record of legal scholarship in the field of health law and policy

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Trains and teaches others
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communicating with supervisors, peers, and subordinates
  • Excellent organization skills including scheduling of events
  • Performs faculty administrative responsibilities
  • Interprets the meaning of information
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Resolves conflicts and negotiates with others
  • Updating and using relevant knowledge
  • Commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students

Travel

  • Travel to conferences and professional development

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