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Division Head and Professor, Health Policy And Management

The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Minnesota seeks a Division Head and full Professor for its Division of Health Policy and Management. The position requires a well-established professional with deep experience who can be a visionary leader with the skills to strengthen and further develop the successful teaching and research programs in the field of health services research and policy. We are particularly interested in professionals with both practical experience and academic credentials; we also invite leaders from payer, provider, and policy organizations to consider this position. Minnesota is home to one of the most vibrant health services research and policy communities in the U.S. Its active payer and provider organizations offer ample partnership opportunities for research, for management training and interface, and for influencing the payment and delivery of care.

The Division, one of four in the SPH, is located in a large Academic Health Center, and enjoys close working relations with a variety of health care providers and payers locally and nationally, as well as state government agencies. The Division is home to 34 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 85 staff, and over 420 students (http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/divisions/hpm/).

The Division offers an MS and PhD in health services research, policy, and administration; an MPH in public health administration and policy; and Masters in Healthcare Administration. The research expertise of the Division’s faculty includes health systems delivery and management, health economics, policy evaluation, health care disparities, rural health, aging, chronic diseases and their care, and Medicare/Medicaid financing. The Division research portfolio includes 80 active research grants and contracts (generating approximately $47 million) from a variety of federal agencies and foundations, as well as work with state and local governments. The Division also houses several research centers – see http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/divisions/hpm/centers/ for more information.

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Public Health, the Professor and Head will:

  • be the chief administrator of the Division and a member of the SPH Executive Team, developing its strategic vision and resources to achieve its missions in collaboration with SPH and community leadership;
  • supervise, prepare, implement and monitor the Division budget that encompasses all funding sources and ensures compliance with grant, legislative, and institutional guidelines as well as effective management of Division resources;
  • advance and contribute to the Division’s diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service;
  • support collaborative activities that cut across the community, both within and external to the University;
  • curate and provide exceptional support and guidance to promising junior faculty and newly tenured faculty;
  • recruit excellent faculty, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds;
  • foster an outstanding learning environment that attracts a diverse student body;
  • expand collaboration with community, industry, and government partners and lead the faculty in pursuing funding;
  • strengthen a collegial and collaborative culture that is inclusive, diverse, and supportive; and
  • maintain own active scholarship including external funding and peer-reviewed publications.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and credentials commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor in the SPH. Candidates should have a nationally-recognized record of health services scholarship, including external funding; demonstrated excellence in mentorship, leadership, management and working with diverse populations; and experience in graduate program teaching in a large diverse academic institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

We seek a candidate who can articulate a vision for enhancing the research and educational missions of the Division nationally and who has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide a large research and teaching enterprise. Additionally, we seek a candidate who can facilitate the development of external research and teaching partnerships with providers, payers, policymakers, and the public health community.

How to Apply

This national search will continue until position is filled. To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, CV including publications list, and a list of at least three referees on-line at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Search for job opening ID# 304812. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.