Chair and Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Dornsife School of Public Health invites applications for the position of Chair and Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. We seek an innovative leader and scholar to provide vision for the expansion of the educational programs, research portfolio and impact of the Department.  Candidates must have a record of demonstrated experience in teaching and mentorship in health policy, policy analysis, health services research, health economics, or related areas. Candidates should also have a record of strong scholarship and demonstrated success building a program of externally funded research. Competitive candidates will also be able to show their potential for successfully managing a growing academic department. Required qualifications are PhD, DrPh, MD or equivalent degrees and professional status and scholarship appropriate for a tenured professor or associate professor.  

We seek candidates who will uphold our values of placing diversity, equity and inclusion among our priorities, and who are committed to upholding our School’s mission of reducing health disparities, promoting health in all policies, and valuing health as a human right. We welcome the unique perspectives and contributions that each person can bring to our community by their race or ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, immigrant status, and ability/disability status.  

The Department of Health Management and Policy has 17 faculty members and offers an MPH, a DrPH in Health Management and Policy and a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy. It is home to the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and the Center for Public Health Practice. Other relevant Centers at the Dornsife School of Public Health that may be synergistic with the work of the department include the Urban Health Collaborative and the soon to be launched Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity (launching fall 2021.) The Chair will advance the department’s mission by expanding research activities, attracting and mentoring quality faculty, further building the educational programs, managing operations, and providing leadership within the school and university.   

The Dornsife School of Public Health is the top ranked public health program in Philadelphia and is ranked among the top 25 programs nationwide. It is a diverse, urban school of public health with a unique commitment to public health practice and experiential learning. Founded on the principle of health as a human right, the School focuses on many public health areas but has a special commitment to improving health in cities, eliminating health inequities, and translating evidence into actions. The School is committed to anti-racism and to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students. As part of a recent new 9-million-dollar gift from Dana and David Dornsife the School will be launching the Ubuntu Center on Racism and Population Health Equity this Fall and recruiting additional faculty with expertise and focus on racism and health.  

An academically comprehensive and globally engaged private research university, Drexel is dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential education. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. The city of Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture and is home to Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and ranked as the fifth most walkable major city in the United States.   

Drexel University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Confidential informal queries to search committee co-chairs Alex Ezeh( and Ali Groves ( or to Dean Ana V. Diez Roux ( are also
welcome. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by that date. The position will remain open until filled or the search is closed.