The School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites applications for one full-time tenured/tenure-track and open rank faculty position in the Department of Health Policy & Management. The successful candidate will work with multidisciplinary academic teams to teach courses in health policy and management, health administration, and health services research, provide mentoring for masters and doctoral students, and contribute to health management and policy scholarship. The Department is especially interested in applicants with training and demonstrated interest in health management.
Faculty enjoy fully-funded 9-month appointments with research (50%), teaching (40%) and service (10%) responsibilities. The standard teaching load is four classes a year, with options for reduced teaching loads and/or additional (Summer) salary for well-funded researchers. This appointment is scheduled to start August 1st, 2024, though the formal start date is negotiable.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled; however, for best consideration candidates should apply prior to December 15, 2023. Successful applicants are expected to conduct independent and collaborative research, obtain extramural funding, maintain a robust publication record, and contribute to the Department’s educational initiatives. Candidates at the associate professor level or higher should have an established record of independent funding and an enthusiasm for mentoring junior faculty.
About the Department of Health Policy & Management:
The Department has 15 tenured and tenure track faculty, as well as 8 non-tenure track faculty members, and is home to more than 120 graduate students. It offers a traditional Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Policy & Management, and a PhD in Health Services Research. The Department also houses a CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program that is well ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, Department faculty teach in the School of Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health generalist degree program, which has more than 2,800 majors.
The Department has a commitment to scholarly inquiry in a broad spectrum of areas. Research, scholarship, and creative activities in the department represent a wide array of disciplines, expertise, and interests. The Department’s faculty have backgrounds in data science, economics, health services research, public health, political science, nursing, urban planning, dentistry, law, and management science. Our faculty is highly collaborative with substantial research strengths across a variety of areas, including health care access and delivery infrastructures, quality of health care services, critical access hospitals, long-term care policies, Medicaid, managed care, chronic disease burden, maternal and child health, health disparities, data privacy, as well as mental and behavioral health, among others.
The School of Public Health is the only unit within Texas A&M Health holding qualifications and membership in the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).
Located in College Station, Texas on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health has more than 91 faculty in four departments. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution was the state’s first public institution of higher learning, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts world-class resources available to all faculty.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree by the time of appointment, with a focus in health management or a related field including business management, public policy, health administration, health services research, political science, economics, or law from an accredited institution. Ideally, applicants’ scholarship will be aligned with at least one of the School of Public Health’s six research centers:
- Center for Community Health and Aging,
- USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness, Southwest Rural Health Research Center,
- Ergonomics Center,
- Center for Health & Nature, and
- Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research.
All applications materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/135688. Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable, and 4) a list of five (5) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
Questions regarding this posting may be sent to Dr. Murray Côté, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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