Director, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program - OPEN RANK

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Title Director, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program - OPEN RANK Appointment Status Tenure Track Department IUPUI Health Policy & Management Position Summary

Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health located in Indianapolis on the IUPUI Campus. We are recruiting a leader for our 50+ year old CAHME-accredited MHA program housed within a highly successful Department of Health Policy and Management.

We seek a highly motivated individual to become the MHA program director who will be responsible for managing the MHA program (residential and newly approved executive track), ensuring appropriate oversight and continuous quality improvement. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, mentoring students, maintaining relationships with key practice organizations, assuring the curriculum meets the needs of stakeholders, collaborating on research, and participating in departmental activities including service. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong track-record in fostering diversity and inclusion.

The position is open rank and may be tenure-track, tenured, or fixed-term, depending upon the qualifications of the applicant. The position requires full-time presence at the Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis.

Along with the MHA program, the Department of Health Policy and Management includes an MPH with a Health Policy and Management concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, and a PhD program in Health Policy and Management. The department also houses the Center for Health Policy, which serves as the research hub of the department and a bridge between researchers, health care organizations, community leaders and state and local government.

IUPUI, located in downtown Indianapolis, is the health and life science campus of Indiana University and the focal point of health profession education in the State of Indiana. The Department and School maintain close relationships with many health systems, the Indiana Hospital Association, local and state governmental organizations, physician groups, and other stakeholders. Faculty members also collaborate with the IU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, McKinney School of Law, Kelley School of Business, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the on-campus Regenstrief Institute.

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and the country’s 11th largest city. Indianapolis offers superb cultural, educational, sports and dining opportunities. Residents enjoy low cost of living, short commute times, and high quality of life.

Review of applications for the position of MHA Program Director will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and encourage and welcome applications from minorities and women.

Basic Qualifications

A terminal degree (PhD, DHA, MD, DSc, or equivalent) is preferred.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of either practice and/or academic accomplishments in health administration, a commitment to professional and public service, interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, and teaching. The candidate should have entrepreneurial skills, be respected by practicing health administrators, and have experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Department Contact for Questions

Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Joshua Vest, Department of Health Policy and Management, or (317) 278-8410.

Additional Qualifications

Stronger candidates will have excellent leadership, communication, and administrative abilities as well as experience with executive programs, program direction, alumni development, part-time and full-time students. Connections to, or the ability to develop relationships with the local, state, and national health administration practice community is highly desired.

Salary and Rank   Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their relevant qualifications and a copy of their curriculum vitae to the Faculty Search and Screen Committee. Electronic submission of all application materials is required and can be submitted online at:

For Best Consideration Date 06/30/2021 Expected Start Date 08/01/2021 OAA # IN-PBHL-HPM21001