University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

Assistant Prof (2), Health Promotion & Policy R-52221-52222

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students.  The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration.  The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City.

Health Promotion and Policy is made up of two programs: Health Policy and Management and Community Health Education. The department is in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), which also has departments of Environmental Health, Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders. The School offers BA, BS, MPH, MS, AuD and PhD degrees.

Job Description: The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Policy is accepting applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Health Policy and Management at the Assistant Professor level.

We are seeking to fill two positions with candidates who have interest and experience in developing an extramurally funded program of research and teaching in health policy and management. Duties include maintaining an active program of research, teaching, and service as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: (1) health care management and administration, especially organizational behavior and/or financial management; (2) health services research; and (3) public health policy research, including health policy/program evaluation and cost-benefit analysis. Preference will be given to candidates with interest in collaborative, large-scale research programs.

Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed doctoral degree in Health Policy and Management, Health Administration or comparable public health degree (e.g., Health Services Research) from an from accredited Schools of Public Health is required.

Experience and qualifications appropriate to an appointment at the Assistant Professor level

  • Evidence of ability to secure extramural funding for research and to conduct both independent and collaborative research
  • Strong record of (or demonstration of potential for) published peer-reviewed articles
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at graduate and undergraduate level and in advising/mentoring students

Additional Information:
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit the following by applying only through the UMass Interview Exchange):

(1) a letter describing their areas of research interest and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae with cover letter; (3) a sample of written work; and (4) the names of at least three references.

Applications should be submitted by November 28, 2016 to ensure full consideration and will continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is September 2017.

Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience