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Faculty Position in Health Policy

School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) at the University of Michigan is seeking a faculty member at any level—assistant, associate or full professor—within the field of health policy.  Individuals who have or will complete degrees in political science, public policy, health policy, or other social science discipline. The ideal person for the position is capable of teaching political science at the graduate level, has strong research skills and evidence of a research agenda that focuses on the policy aspects of important public health, healthcare or related issues.  We are especially interested in a scholarly commitment to anti-racism and equity. With a start date of August 2024, the candidate must have a PhD by September 1, 2024.  


We seek researchers with strong scholarly credentials and a record or promise of external research funding. The faculty member will be expected to teach in our leading master and doctorate programs, and possibly in the School of Public Health’s undergraduate program. HMP is committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan and encourages applications from faculty of color and women at all ranks. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in all aspects of teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI in their materials.


About HMP: The Department of Health Management & Policy has a longstanding reputation for its contributions to the design and improvement of health care and public health systems and has been ranked one of the top programs in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for over 20 years.  This new faculty member will also be expected to actively contribute to our various educational programs, including the Health Services Organization and Policy PhD program, and professional master degree programs in public health, health services administration, and the health informatics program offered jointly by the School of Public Health, the School of Information and the School of Medicine.


The Department and the School of Public Health (SPH) are committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan and encourage applications from faculty of color and women. The department supports LAUNCH committees (following guidance from ADVANCE) for each new faculty member which entails a committee including 2 senior members of the department (one in a field related to the faculty member) and two members from outside the department (at least one with field expertise) who meet every other month during the first year of the faculty member’s appointment. The goal of the LAUNCH committee is to discuss all aspects of new faculty member’s transition: research, teaching, service, clinical responsibilities, work/life integration, family transitions/adjustment to Ann Arbor, and challenges or questions in any area the faculty member wants to discuss. 


How to Apply:  All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that address (or includes as separate statements) research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence if available, a statement about experience and commitment to diversity.  We will ask for references and letters of recommendation at later stages of the process. All application materials must be submitted electronically via:


 Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of the search committee, Scott Greer at


Consideration of applications will occur on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  We will begin reviewing applications on September 22, 2023, for a start date of September 2024. 


Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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