Do you want to have an impact on issues in the outside world by combining insights from different disciplines? Do you want to be a part of a leading European school and build your own team as (associate-) professor in Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce? Then we might have an opportunity for you.
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), is a leading European school in health policy and management, with strong presence in health economics, health services and health systems research, healthcare governance, and health insurance.
To deliver on important societal challenges, ESHPM has defined a strategic agenda that envisions significant investments in three new themes (Global Health, Sustainable Healthcare & Workforce and Planetary Health) as well as an enabling data infrastructure. Each theme is to be led jointly by a newly appointed Theme Chair and the current ESHPM department heads.
To strengthen the Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce
theme, ESHPM is now recruiting for a new:Theme Chair Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce - (Associate-) ProfessorSustainable Healthcare and Workforce
One the significant challenges following COVID is healthcare workers labour shortage and the resulting impact on (informal) care delivery. Research in this area is urgently needed. We have developed a program of work with three lines of research that will benefit from our innovative and cross-disciplinary research approach: (1) improving the relation between professional- and patient-centered care; (2) creating opportunities to enable care delivery through digital technologies; and (3) exploring and managing shifting paradigms in governing healthcare. The Theme Chair is to provide leadership and oversight of the entire theme as well as how the three lines interact. However, the Theme Chair is not expected to be an established academic in all research lines of the program.
With an ongoing focus on patient-centered care, we expand our thinking to professional-centered care that evolves around the current empirical and conceptual shift to the professional as a constraint in care delivery. While personalized medicine heavily relies on optimal care delivery for the individual patient, there is recognition that centering the needs and competencies of professionals in the organization is critical as well to manage increasing demands. This includes policies to attract, maintain and allocate employees. We aim to study how this professional-centered care affects new types of employment, 'good employership', interaction with patient-centered care and how this impacts patient satisfaction, professional vitality, affordability, accessibility and quality of care, and professional ethics.
Secondly, we focus on the increasing importance of data-driven care, including decision support tools like AI and intelligent sensor networks. These new technologies hold the promise of making healthcare more effective and efficient. Developing a digital humanities approach, we aim to study the adoption of these technologies in the workflow as well as the implications for professionals and patients, technological development, clinical governance, accessibility and affordability of healthcare.
Finally, we will study the change in paradigms concerning to governance of healthcare towards care that is increasingly crossing traditional organizational and sectoral domains and care for which scale has become a newly contested field (e.g. centralization vs decentralization). This includes studying the complex financial, legislative, and regulatory consequences of this changing paradigm, and the consequences for the tasks, responsibilities of and collaboration between professionals, patients, and informal care givers, as well as changing organizational and financial arrangements such as population health management.Job description
We are recruiting a Theme Chair who will contribute to a shared vision for the Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce theme at ESHPM, including education, research and impact, in close alignment with the Management Team and Faculty Board of ESHPM. Furthermore, the position includes:
- providing leadership for all staff (including PhD students) working in the Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce theme;
- taking financial and HR management responsibility;
- collaborating with the ESHPM Management Team to recruit additional capacity in this theme (consisting of 2 assistant professors and 2 PhD students);
- connecting the various disciplines both within ESHPM and faculties;
- fostering interdisciplinary research and representing ESHPM in external bodies relevant for the Sustainable Healthcare and Workforce research theme, including several programs in the Convergence Alliance with Erasmus MC and TU Delft;
- contributing to existing educational activities and development of new courses and teaching programmes;
- creating societal impact.