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Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Management & Policy

College of Public Health & Human Sciences School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences


Position – The College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a new Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Management & Policy. This position is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-mo. tenure-track appointment in the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.

Qualifications – Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in Health Policy, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Public Health, or a closely related field by the employment start date. Public health experience as evidenced by a graduate degree, research, teaching, service and/or employment in a public health discipline is required. Consideration at the Assistant Professor rank requires a demonstrated potential for a strong research program and securing external funds. Consideration at the Associate Professor rank requires a record of success in scholarship, extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates must demonstrate potential for effective teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong command of health econometrics or health services research methods and prefer candidates with interests and experience in areas that align with HMP priorities: mental and behavioral health policy, payment and delivery system reform, economic analysis, public health policy, health and healthcare disparities, or long-term care financing and delivery. Relevant post-doctoral experience, or extensive pre-doctoral research or policy experience; demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and/or cooperative extension collaborations; evidence of effective communication skills; evidence of potential for effective service to the university and profession; and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are also preferred.

Responsibilities – Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, advancing the University’s research agenda in the area of Health Management and Policy (HMP); teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the HMP program; advising MPH and PhD students; providing service to the University, profession, and the practice community in the field of public health; and working collaboratively with faculty in HMP and in other disciplines, particularly within the College.

Salary – Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply).

College, University and Community – OSU’s Health Management and Policy (HMP) faculty conduct cutting-edge research that informs public health policy and health system transformation. Their research expertise includes innovative health care delivery and financing approaches; accountable care models, health economics; applied health econometrics; cost-effectiveness analysis; mental health and behavioral health policy; health care access and quality measurement; health and healthcare disparities; and long-term care. In June 2014, our College became the first accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) in the state of Oregon. Our College has 2 Schools (Biological & Population Health Sciences and Social & Behavioral Health Sciences) comprising 9 academic programs (Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Management & Policy, Health Promotion & Health Behavior, Human Development & Family Sciences, Kinesiology, and Nutrition) and 4 collaborative Research Centers (the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families; the Center for Healthy Aging Research; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health). Visit our website ( for more information about the College.

OSU is one of only two universities in the U.S. to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 15 regional experiment stations, 35 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community. Please visit the OSU web site:

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 55,000 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis.

Application Procedures – To apply, visit and search for Job # P02553UF and submit CV and letter of interest. To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by December 2, 2018.  Appointment can begin September 16, 2019. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee: Jangho Yoon, Associate Professor, (email:; phone 541-737-3164) or Denise Hynes, Professor (email: Address questions about the application to: Megan Ferris, Assistant to the Head of the School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, email:, phone 541-737-0718.