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Assistant Professor in Health Management & Policy- Health Economics

San Diego State University, School of Public Health
Assistant Professor in Health Management & Policy- Health Economics
VPAA#: VPAA 2024/25-14

The School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Division of Health Management and Policy (HMP). The SDSU School of Public Health (SPH) is ranked in the top 15% in the nation and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The HMP Program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and offers an MPH in Health Management and Policy and an MSW/MPH Dual degree.

The Position:

This is a full-time (9-month), state-funded tenure-track position. The selected individual will be a full-time faculty member of the HMP division and support the MPH and undergraduate programming in SPH. The individual will continue to build an independent research agenda and seek external funding. The faculty is expected to teach HMP-required courses including health economics as well as other SPH/HMP graduate and undergraduate courses as appropriate. Additional responsibilities include course development, thesis/dissertation supervision, field practice supervision, and services to the School, College, University, and communities.


Candidates for this position should possess a Ph.D. in economics, public health policy, business, or other appropriate fields. Preference will be given to candidates conducting research in the field of health economics, healthcare financing, health service research, and/or delivery of healthcare. Applicants for the position should demonstrate the potential for conducting high-quality extramurally funded research, as well as, possess robust teaching/mentoring abilities.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy at least 3 of the 8 criteria from the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program at SDSU. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group; (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter which BIE criteria you meet. Additional information regarding SDSU BIE for faculty candidates can be found on the following webpage:

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus in San Diego serving 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students and additional locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.  SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information.  SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander -Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.


Apply via Interfolio at and submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A letter describing teaching philosophy and experiences and research agenda/interests (2-3 pages);
  3. Diversity statement describing how the applicant’s teaching, research, and service address or promote diversity/equity/inclusion according to the BIE criteria (1-2 pages)
  4. Names and contact information of three (3) references

For additional inquiries or questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Zohir Chowdhury ( Application review will begin December 1, 20223and continue until the position is filled.   

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $90,000 to $95, 000.  Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.