Chair and Professor

Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy 

The University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of

Chair, Health Services Research, Management and Policy

The Department seeks a dynamic leader whose key responsibilities include expansion of current academic programs, guidance and leadership toward increasing the department’s research and scholarly portfolio, teaching and mentorship, oversight of departmental operations (e.g., fiscal, human resources, policies and governance), alumni outreach, and development and implementation of strategic initiatives and partnerships.

Qualifications: The well-qualified candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, extramural funding, and mentoring and leadership experience consistent with the rank of professor. Academic credentials should include a doctoral degree in health services research, health administration, health management, health economics, health policy, public health or related field. The chair may also qualify for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield eminent scholar chair position.

Department Overview:  (  The department is located in the Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy Complex and is part of the top ranked accredited College of Public Health and Health Professions. The College offers a diverse environment that serves as a hub to promote interdisciplinary collaborations across the Health Science Center and is well integrated with several institutes (e.g. Clinical Translational Research Institute) which provides access to extensive health infrastructure and information systems. The department administers a Master of Health Administration Program, offers a PhD in Public Health with a concentration in health services research and provides leadership to the MPH program in population health management.  Faculty also contribute to the undergraduate health science and public health programs through teaching and mentorship. Departmental faculty provide instructional and health services research expertise in diverse areas, such as diabetes, infectious disease, cancer, and cardiovascular health. The department is heavily engaged in heath disparities research and also houses the Florida Office on Disability and Health, which was developed to improve access to health services and overall quality of life for people with disabilities.

Applicants: Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application review will begin August 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To view the job posting online and submit an application packet, which includes a CV, a letter of interest, and a list of three references, go to  For further information about the position, contact the search committee chair, Tara Sabo-Attwood, PhD, Professor & Chair in the Department of Environmental and Global Health at, phone 352-294-5293.  Job# is 62977.


The University of Florida ( is a comprehensive research-extensive university. The College of Public Health and Health Professions ( is part of the University of Florida’s Academic Health Center. The UF Academic Health Center ( is the only AHC in the country with six colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. These include Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Academic Health Center also partners with the adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Academic Health Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers at the University of Florida include the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to large data sets for faculty collaboration.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.