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Assistant Professor






The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) at the University of Michigan is seeking a faculty member at the rank of assistant professor within the field of health economics.  Individuals who have or will complete degrees in economics, public health, health services, business, and related areas, with a track record in health economics/policy research and teaching are encouraged to apply. The ideal person for the position has strong research skills and evidence of a funded or fundable research agenda that focuses on the policy aspects of important public health, healthcare or related issues.  The candidate must have completed a PhD by September 1, 2023. 

Initial interviews will be conducted via zoom.

We seek researchers with strong scholarly credentials and a record or promise of external research funding. The faculty member will be expected to teach at the masters and doctorate level, and possibly in the School of Public Health’s undergraduate program. HMP is committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan and encourages applications from faculty of color and women. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in all aspects of teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI in their materials including an explicit commitment to diversity.

About HMP and University of Michigan: Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1.53 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $2.3 billion and an endowment valued at more than $12.5 billion.

The Department of Health Management & Policy has a longstanding reputation for its contributions to the design and improvement of health care and public health systems and has been ranked one of the top programs in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for over 20 years.  This new faculty member will also be expected to actively contribute to our various educational programs, including the Health Services Organization and Policy PhD program, and professional master’s degree programs in public health, health services administration, and the health informatics program offered jointly by the School of Public Health, the School of Information and the School of Medicine.

The Department and the School of Public Health (SPH) are committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan and encourage applications from faculty of color and women at senior ranks. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in any aspect of health teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI. We seek an individual who will contribute to the HMP tradition of high-impact scholarship, education, and public health leadership, as well as expand our focus and commitment to DEI in the department and field.

Over the past two years, HMP has received a Rackham Faculty Ally grant to conduct regular workshops for faculty and doctoral students to build a more inclusive community that includes discussions and training in best practices for inclusive teaching, anti-racism and allyship, and mentoring.  In addition to the Rackham grant, HMP has begun a more robust practice of mentorship for new faculty. We support LAUNCH committees (following guidance from ADVANCE) for each new faculty member which entails a committee including 2 senior members of the department (one in a field related to the faculty member) and two members from outside the department (at least one with field expertise) who meet every other month during the first year of the faculty member’s appointment. The goal of the LAUNCH committee is to discuss all aspects of new faculty member’s transition: research, teaching, service, clinical responsibilities, work/life integration, family transitions/adjustment to Ann Arbor, and challenges or questions in any area the faculty member wants to discuss.

How to Apply:  All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that address (or includes as separate statements) research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence if available, and a statement about experience and commitment to diversity.  We will ask for written materials and letters of recommendation at later stages of the process. All application materials must be submitted electronically via:

Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of the search committee, Richard Hirth at .

Consideration of applications will occur on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2022, for a start date of September 2023.

Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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