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Research Position in the Economics of Information Security in Healthcare. The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a research position in the Economics of Information Security and/or Economics of Health Information Systems. The position will examine the organizational and economic aspects HIT and related information security issues.

Owen Graduate School of Management

This interdisciplinary project will consider the economic incentives of individuals and health organizations to improve information governance, information access, and avoid breaches.  The objective is to develop economic models to examine security investments, governance policies, and user incentives.  The candidate will be housed at the Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management but will work on an interdisciplinary, transinstitutional team spanning computer science, psychology, sociology, economics, and business as part of a multi-year, NSF-funded effort.  Candidates must have an Information Systems, Medical Informatics, Health Economics, or related Business background, with an interest in healthcare.  Educational backgrounds could come from several areas including a PhD in:  

  • Business (Management Information Systems/Technology)
  • Medical Informatics
  • Information Science
  • Health Economics

Our preference is for candidates who have recently completed their PhD (post-doc).  Candidates with more experience who have direct interest in this research area are also welcome.  We are interested in candidates who will produce research of excellent quality that will have high impact on the field.  The successful candidate could start in summer/fall 2017 for a one-year appointment. Salary commensurate with degree and experience including an excellent benefits package.

The Owen Graduate School of Management is dedicated exclusively to graduate management education. It has an enrollment of over 500 full-time students in its full-time MBA, Health Care MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Americas MBA for executives (AMBA), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Masters of Accountancy (MAcc), MAcc Valuation, Masters of Marketing, and Masters of Management in Health Care programs. The school's 48 full-time faculty members are actively engaged in research. Owen enrolls students from all parts of the U.S. and 35 countries.

Vanderbilt is a selective, comprehensive teaching and research university with ten schools offering the full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Vanderbilt enrolls over 6,800 undergraduates and 5,050 graduate and professional students from all 50 states and over 90 foreign countries. Its faculty numbers some 3,300 full-time and 424 part-time and clinical members. Vanderbilt's 333-acre campus is located one and one-half miles from downtown Nashville. Metropolitan Nashville is a diversified economy with over one million inhabitants. 

Send résumés to:

Dean M. Eric Johnson

Owen Graduate School of Management

Vanderbilt University

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203
Vanderbilt is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer

Johnson, Eric
: 615-322-2534
2017-03-23 13:38:40

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