Associate Professor in 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.

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 University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.


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.

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.

Application Instructions:

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

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