Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health
The mission of the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota is to advance health and health care for all through evidence and education. We seek up to three new faculty members who excel in their fields of specialization to join our faculty and staff in achieving this mission. The new faculty will join a vibrant and growing health services research and teaching education community based in the Twin Cities, with connections and impact across the country and the globe.
Successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary faculty of over 40. The Division has five active teaching programs with a combined enrollment of close to 400 students, including an MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy, a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, MS and PhD programs in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, and a post-doctoral mentored training program in Learning Health Systems Research. The Division is one of four in the School of Public Health, which is located in a large Academic Health Center, and enjoys close working relations with a variety of health care programs and organizations locally and across the country, as well as governmental agencies at the local, state and national levels. Information about the Division is available at: http://www.hpm.umn.edu.
Duties include: collaborate with and lead efforts to design research projects, acquire funding and conduct high-quality research; publish peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and/or books; teach and advise MHA, MPH, MS, and PhD students; mentor and collaborate with our post-doctoral fellows; and serve on Division, School, University, and community and professional committees. In addition to potential for or demonstrated excellence in research, applicants should also possess potential or demonstrated experience teaching in one or more of the above areas at the graduate level - including face-to-face and online instruction to full-time and executive students – and advising students and serving on their committees. Tenure, tenure-track or contract appointments will be considered at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels, based on experience and qualifications.
To apply for the tenure-track or contract opening, please search job opening ID 335742.
While our work has national and international influence, we build and innovate from a strong local foundation. Minnesota is a leader in reshaping and improving the rapidly changing health care sector in the United States. Some of the first vertically integrated healthcare systems in the country were formed in Minnesota (HealthPartners in 1992; Allina Health in 1994) and the first minute clinics were started in Minnesota. The state was among the first to incentivize patient-centered, coordinated care for all patient populations, particularly those with complex needs, through its Health Care Homes (HCH) initiative. The state boasts among the highest rates of Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption in the country (100% in hospitals, 98% in clinics, 97% in clinical labs, 95% in nursing homes and 94% in local health departments). Four of the top ten performing health care markets in the country are in Minnesota (St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud, Minneapolis), according to The Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on Local Health System Performance (https://interactives.commonwealthfund.org/2016/jul/local-scorecard/). The University of Minnesota, as the state's flagship research and land-grant institution, has long played a central role in fostering robust, engaged partnerships to advance health, health care delivery, and health policy at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
We particularly seek applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences, consistent with the value we place on health equity. Applicants should have a PhD. in a field relevant to health services research (e.g., public health, health policy, social and behavioral science, health research methodology, health services research) or an MD with additional training or experience in one or more of the following areas for faculty positions at the tenure-track or contract Assistant/Associate Professor or the tenured Associate Professor levels: Federal and state policy; rural health; and/or implementation science.
The candidate will also have strong methodological skills in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimental and observational designs; (2) intervention research; (3) quantitative methods; (4) qualitative or mixed-methods; (5) community-engaged research methodologies; (6) program or policy evaluation; and/or (7) implementation and dissemination.
Internal Number: 335748
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.