Cornell University — Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration

Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration
Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Cornell University

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy (Brooks School) invites applications for Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration, which offers a master’s degree in health administration (MHA). The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Brooks School in the rank of tenured associate or full professor starting July 1, 2023. After working closely with the current Sloan Director during the 2023-2024 academic year, the successful candidate will assume the Director position on July 1, 2024 and become responsible for directing all aspects of the Sloan Program.

The mission of the Sloan Program is to provide highly-motivated, talented recent college graduates enrolled in the residential Master of Health Administration (MHA) program and experienced health care professionals enrolled in the Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) program with a health care business management and leadership curriculum that allows them to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a leader in the health care field. The two-year, residential MHA program requires 60- credits, whereas the 18-month, hybrid (80% online) EMHA degree program requires 37 credits and attracts working professionals. The Sloan Program typically enrolls 25 to 35 students in each residential cohort and 40 to 50 in each executive cohort. It is currently ranked 9th among graduate programs offering the MHA degree

The director is responsible for overseeing both the MHA and EMHA programs including ensuring that the curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to excel as a health care manager and leader. It also involves identifying tenure track faculty and recruiting adjunct faculty who can teach the required courses effectively. The director will also teach required or elective courses in the program, work closely with the Brooks School Alumni Affairs and Development to manage relationships with alumni and donors, manage the CAHME accreditation process, and lead efforts to enhance the program’s standing among MHA programs. The director will work with Brooks School admissions staff to manage the annual admissions process and with career services staff to help place students in internships and full-time positions. The director will lead ongoing efforts to raise the visibility of the Sloan Program within the health care professional community by attending ACHE and AUPHA meetings and interacting with local, state and national health care institutions, and exploring opportunities for collaborating with other Cornell units, including the Nolan School of Hotel Administration, Weill Cornell, the SC Johnson College of Business, and others. 

The Brooks School was launched in fall 2021 to advance policy solutions to the most pressing societal problems. The new school brings together the university’s wide-ranging expertise in policy and management research, teaching, and public engagement into a shared academic home. Various established policy and management-focused institutes and programs from across the university are aligning with the school and multiple undergraduate, professional masters, and doctoral degrees are offered.

The successful candidate will join the Brooks School at the rank of tenured associate or full professor. A strong background in health care management and financing research, the ability to teach graduate-level courses, and the capacity to work with interdisciplinary groups is essential.

Application Information: Applications are welcome and encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds, particularly from historically marginalized groups and identities. We have a vibrant culture that values inclusion, diversity, honor, and integrity. Interested applicants should submit a 1) letter of interest briefly summarizing background, qualifications, and interest in position; 2) CV; 3) teaching statement outlining experience, interests, and goals; 4) statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/ and 5) names and contact information for three references.

Materials should be submitted online to Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/23103

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Preference will be given to applications received by October 31, 2022. For questions regarding the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sean Nicholson sn243@cornell.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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