Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Penn State Beaver invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration, tenure track, 36 weeks, to begin August 2021, or as negotiated.

Penn State Beaver is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Responsibilities: Teach courses each semester using traditional, hybrid, video conferencing, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include lower division courses in health policy and administration as well as upper division courses in health services administration such as Administration of Hospitals, Safety Net Healthcare, and Nursing Home Administration.

This position is part of a 5 campus Penn State consortium (Beaver, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill) that delivers the baccalaureate program in Health Policy and Administration. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty at the other campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum to multiple campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods.

Publish in high quality refereed journals and present at national/international conferences. Participate in professional development and in course, curriculum, and program development including leading assessment and program coordination at the campus level. Advise students and participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Qualifications: Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Health Policy and Administration or related field. Background and expertise in health services administration strongly preferred. Evidence of potential in research and publication; a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; and an interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching are expected. Prior college-level and online teaching experience required. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

For more information about the Beaver campus, visit Penn State Beaver is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs,

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit as one PDF document a:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Recent student teaching evaluations
  • Contact information for 3 or more references (letters are not required)
  • Diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work).

Closing Date: Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.