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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank

Employer
Texas A&M School of Public Health
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites applications for three faculty positions in the Department of Health Policy & Management: a full-time open rank professor, and up to two assistant/associate rank professors. All three positions are tenure/tenure-track. Cluster hires are possible and salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will work with multidisciplinary academic teams to teach courses in health policy and management, health administration, and other areas of public health, provide mentoring for masters and doctoral students, and contribute to health policy scholarship. These 9-month, hard-money appointments would start August 1, 2022, although an earlier start date is possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled; however for best consideration candidates should apply prior to November 30, 2021.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with a focus in public health or a related field such as: public policy, administration, management, health services research, political science, economics, law, or medicine from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. Successful candidates’ scholarship will focus on public health policy or management and will be aligned with at least one of the school’s seven centers:

  • the Center for Community Health Development
  • the USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness
  • the Southwest Rural Health Research Center
  • the Center for Health and Environment
  • the Center for Health Organization Transformation
  • the Ergonomics Center
  • or the Center for Population Health and Aging
About the Department of Health Policy & Management

The department has 12 tenured and tenure track faculty members, 5 non-tenure track faculty, and 2 staff members, and is home to more than 120 graduate students. It offers a traditional MPH degree with a concentration in Health Policy & Management, and a PhD in Health Services Research. The department also houses a CAHME-accredited MHA degree program that is well-ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The MHA program has a resident track for students in College Station and an executive track that is delivered at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Additionally, department faculty teach in the School’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health generalist degree program, which has more than 800 majors.

The Department of Health Policy & Management 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. Department members come from backgrounds in public health, political science, nursing, urban planning, law, management, medicine, economics, and data science.

Collectively, they have conducted numerous policy or management-related projects that include assessments of local health care infrastructures, the quality of health care services, critical access hospitals, long-term care policies, Medicaid, managed care, chronic disease burden, and court mandated access.

The school engages in strategies to create and sustain an inclusive climate for all, building an environment in which diversity of experiences, thoughts, personal and professional backgrounds are valued and leveraged to strengthen our school. We seek individuals who are committed to eradicating institutionalized barriers to progress across all realms (health, economic, education) in their leadership, research, teaching and/or service. Ideal candidates should be eager to continue and expand these efforts upon joining our team.

The School of Public Health is the only unit among the Texas A&M Health Science Center holding qualifications and membership in the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools. The ideal candidate will have experience in working with, creating, and leading diverse groups.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.

Additional Information

Located in College Station, Texas on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH- accredited School of Public Health (SPH) has more than 60 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 SPH faculty.

 

Application Instructions

All applications materials must be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio. Please provide: 1) curriculum vita, 2) cover letter, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a statement of research interests, and 5) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of references. Applicants for the rank of assistant professor should provide a list of three (3) references; applicants for the rank of associate professor or professor should provide a list of five (5) references. References will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

 

Questions regarding this posting, including inquiring about the potential for a cluster hire, may be sent to Dr. Murray Cote, search committee chair, at mjcote@exchange.tamu.edu.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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