HPAM Head and Professor/Associate Professor
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The UGA College of Public Health invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role continuing to develop and grow the department and to expand the College's research, outreach, and instruction portfolio in health policy and management. We seek external applicants with extensive experience in health policy and management disciplines, demonstrable administrative and leadership skills, and an established record of accomplishment in public health research, obtaining extramural funding, and instruction. Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree) in Health Policy, Health Management, or a related discipline and experience commensurate with appointment to the rank of associate professor or professor. Required qualifications are outlined in the University's Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines. This position is tenure-track and state funded (10 months). There is an expectation of continuation or development of a robust, externally funded research portfolio. Rank and tenure will be based on the application and guided by the College of Public Health promotion and tenure guidelines. The Department is dynamic and growing, doubling its faculty size in the last three years, and anticipating hiring additional faculty in the upcoming year. The Department has also recently moved into new facilities at the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Department instruction responsibilities include an undergraduate minor, MPH concentration and a newly revised DrPH program located at the UGA Gwinnett campus. (https://www.publichealth.uga.edu/hpam/) The mission of the College of Public Health is to promote health in human populations through innovative research, exemplary education, and engaged service dedicated to preventing disease and injury within the state and around the world (www.publichealth.uga.edu/). HPAM faculty members have leadership roles in, and close involvement with, four interdisciplinary units of the College: the Health Informatics Institute, the Institute for Disaster Management, the Institute of Gerontology, and the Global Health Institute. Close ties also exist with other university units including the School of Public and International Affairs, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Institute for Behavioral Research, the School of Social Work, and the Terry College of Business. The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the U.S. and has been recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The College of Public Health was established in 2005 and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The college currently has 60 tenure-track faculty and 240 total faculty and staff, including grant-funded research personnel and program coordinators. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment has expanded to more than 900 students. Additional information is available at https://www.publichealth.uga.edu/jobs/ and www.uga.edu. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural and diverse environment connected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities with a low cost of living. (http://www.visitathensga.com/). Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a current CV, and a list of four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA (http://facultyjobs.uga.edu) online system. Nominations and requests for information should be directed to: Timothy G. Heckman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health and Chair, HPAM Search Committee. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 706-542-1155. In the subject line, please put "Department Head Health Policy and Management." Review of applications will begin on March 19 and will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 2018. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree) in Health Policy, Health Management, or a related discipline and experience commensurate with appointment to the rank of associate professor or professor. Required qualifications are outlined in the University's Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications: We seek external applicants with extensive experience in health policy and management disciplines, demonstrable administrative and leadership skills, and an established record of accomplishment in public health research, obtaining extramural funding, and instruction.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track Negotiable
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area