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Director of the Masters in Health Administration (MHA), Assistant/Associate Professor

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook

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Director of the Masters in Health Administration (MHA), Assistant/Associate Professor

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: May 09, 2024
Deadline: Jul 09, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University (SBU PPH) invites applications for the Director position of the Master in Health Administration (MHA) Program, a constituent of the SBU PPH. The MHA Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and is currently the only CAHME-accredited MHA program offered by a SUNY campus. The MHA Program is a offered in a fully online, asynchronous format and is the only such degree offered fully online in the 64-campus SUNY system.

The mission of the MHA Program is to prepare entry level and mid-career healthcare management professionals with the competencies necessary to lead in the health care sector in response to emerging administrative and population health needs. The curriculum is 51 credit hours and can be completed in no fewer than 2 years, with most students following a part-time plan of study that can be completed up to 5 years after matriculation. In the 2023-2024 academic year we matriculated 50 qualified students with a total of 106 students actively pursuing the MHA degree.

The successful candidate will join the core faculty of the SBU Program in Public Health in a tenure-track or non-tenure track role at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The date for when the candidate will assume the Director position is negotiable, with the preferred start between July 1, 2024 and Jan 31, 2025. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MHA Program and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Program in Public Health. In addition to directing the program (50% of their time will be devoted to this), the Director is also expected to teach and mentor MHA students, and contribute to the scholarship, research, and professional service mission of the MHA Program.

The Director will teach up to 2 courses in the program per year, work closely with the professional staff and related committees for curriculum, alumni relations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Director will be responsible for managing the ongoing CAHME re-accreditation and program compliance with CAHME standards. In addition, the Director will maintain relationships with students, alumni, and the MHA Advisory Board. The Director will work with PPH admissions staff to manage recruitment and the annual admissions process.

The Director will lead ongoing efforts to raise the visibility of the MHA Program within the healthcare professional community, interact with local, state and national health care institutions, and attend national conferences and local events that promote the Program (ACHE, AUPHA, ASPPH, APHA, HLNY) and collaborate with the Executive Director of the PPH to enhance the Program's standing among MHA programs. The Director will explore opportunities for collaborating with other Stony Brook Medicine units, including the Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the New York State Long Island Veterans Home, and ambulatory, specialty care, and primary care centers.

The salary for this position is $130,000-$150,000 per year.

Program in Public Health

In addition to the MHA, the SBU Program in Public Health includes a Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accredited Master of Public Health program, designed to be a small, highly selective program, admitting 35-50 new students each year. The PPH also offers an MS in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, a PhD offering two concentrations: Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Health, and an advanced graduate certificate in Health Education and Promotion. The goal of the PPH is to graduate creative, critical thinkers who will bring about positive social change. PPH faculty collaborate with research partners across the SBU campus, the Stony Brook Medicine health system community partners, nationally and internationally to ensure that education and research within the PPH are integrative and dynamic. PPH faculty areas of research focus include health disparities, aging, trauma/intimate partner violence, child/adolescent health, sexual/reproductive health, global health, environmental health, clinical outcomes research, and health services research. For further description of the program and current research interests, please visit the program webpage:

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University (SBU), home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and conducts joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) or other relevant terminal degree (e.g., Dr.PH., D.B.A., D.H.A., D.N.P., M.D.) in health policy, health services research, health care administration, health economics, public policy, or a closely related field by the expected start date. Experience teaching in a MHA program. Experience working with diverse populations. Commitment to supporting the diversity, equity, inclusivity, and excellence of the Stony Brook community.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience as a healthcare leader. Experience as an associate director, director or equivalent role at a CAHME-accredited program with leadership responsibility during an accreditation cycle. Experience with CEPH or Joint Commission accreditations may be considered. Evidence of scholarship in health policy, health services research, health care administration, health economics, and/or public policy. Experience in relevant professional and community service.

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Special Notes

Non-Tenure Track or Tenure Track/Tenure position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Based upon their background and education, the director may seek an appropriate senior faculty appointment in any of the schools of the Health Sciences Center. To qualify for tenure, the candidate must meet criteria established by the school of the Health Sciences Center where they are appointed.

Anticipated Start Date: Negotiable, preference is between July 1, 2024 and Jan 31, 2025

Campus Description

Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools -- Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare -- as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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