University of Massachusetts Amherst — Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Promotion & Policy (HPP) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.

Position: This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.  Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in health policy and management. Areas of research interest are open, while we are particularly interested in candidates interested in teaching healthcare management courses.

The Department of Health Promotion & Policy consists of a highly collaborative group of active researchers in a variety of areas, including: health economics, health disparities, women’s health, community based research, global health, and health policy. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School’s Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University’s Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.  UMass Amherst is also a member of the Five College consortium with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples.

Qualifications:  Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a 9/1/18 tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, to include

  • Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in health policy and management or closely related field of study
  • Strong evidence of independent and collaborative research
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • In addition, preference will be given to candidates possessing excellent potential for securing federal research funding.

The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Application process: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3 references electronically through Interview Exchange,

The application review process will begin October 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is September 2018. For questions about the search process, please contact, Ms. Gloria Seaman, HPM Search Committee, 330 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9304; phone: (413) 545-7429; email:

UMass and the SPHHS are committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. 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 goal of excellence, we assess the many qualifications of each applicant holistically and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with 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.

The University is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, which is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) with easy access to several major metropolitan areas.

The University of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Woman and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.