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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty in Health Policy

University of Nebraska at Omaha - School of Public Administration
Omaha, Nebraska
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha, seeks applicants for an open rank tenure-track faculty position as the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Chair of Health Administration and Policy with an emphasis on Health Policy to begin August 14, 2023. Applications from qualified individuals for hire at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor will be considered including the possibility of tenure on hire for qualified candidates. A PhD in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Social Policy, Health Policy, or a related field is required by the date of employment.

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality health policy research who will make significant contributions to our doctoral and masters programs. Candidates conducting research focused on equity, social welfare, advocacy, social determinants of health, underrepresented and marginalized communities, and related topics in the areas of health policy and administration are especially sought. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience or an interest in teaching public policy courses and who can contribute to our new Health and Social Policy concentration in the MPA program.

The course teaching load for this position is 2:2. Candidates should be willing to teach in both face-to-face and online settings. Candidates at the associate or full professor level should have a track record of excellence in research and teaching, and candidates at the assistant professor level must demonstrate the potential to do so. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to community engagement related to these areas.

The School of Public Administration boasts a supportive and collaborative academic culture. It is home to one of the longest-accredited MPA programs in the country, enrolling approximately 275 graduate students each year, offering the program both online and on campus. The MPA program is ranked among the top 10 percent of all such programs in the 2023 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, and is ranked #11 in Nonprofit Management, #7 in Local Government Management, #5 in Public Budgeting & Finance, and #19 in Public Management and Leadership. The School is also home to one of the few Ph.D. programs in Public Administration in the Great Plains region. The University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University. Especially relevant to this position, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to two major medical centers (the University of Nebraska Medical Center and CHI Health), 15 hospitals, several major health care systems, and a range of community-based health organizations. For more information, visit our web page at or contact the chair of the search committee: Dr. Tara Bryan (

To apply for this position, please go to A current curriculum vita; a letter of interest addressing professional experience and qualifications (including discussion of research accomplishments and future research directions, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and commitment and experience with community engagement); a one-page statement that addresses past contributions and approach to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and service; and the names and contact information for three references must be included in the application materials.

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The university has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The SPA works to be a just, equitable, and respectful place to learn and work guided by a commitment to diversity, belonging, and integrity. We particularly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply, and all applicants should address their ability to work with diverse populations in their application.

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