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Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor University of Georgia College of Public Health

Position SummaryThe Department of Health Policy and Management (HPAM) at the College of Public Health University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in health policy and health services research at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Housed in the department, a new Ph.D. program in Health Services Research and Policy is in its final stages of approval for a program launch in the Fall of 2023. As such, the department is seeking to expand its expertise in health policy and health services research. Recruitment will be at the assistant or associate professor levels, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Priority areas of research include, but are not limited to, multidisciplinary and collaborative research regarding how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health information technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care; the quality and cost of health care; health care utilization; health care management and leadership; quality metrics and measures; and the impact of federal, state, and local health policies on health and health care. We seek candidates with demonstrated achievements in these areas of research through rigorous scholarship. A commitment to graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching is required as the candidate will be involved in developing and teaching courses on advanced research methods, data analysis and seminar courses for the new Ph.D. program.
Additional RequirementsFor information regarding the requirements for each faculty rank, please see the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure at To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationQualifications include a PhD or equivalent in health services research, health policy, decision sciences, economics, or closely related fields such as epidemiology and biostatistics with research interests and expertise in the organization and delivery of health services. Appointments to the Associate Professor position require strong evidence of acquiring and administering external funding (current principal investigator with existing grants is preferred).
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesThe new faculty member must demonstrate the potential for building and maintaining a productive, extramurally funded research program; strong evidence of ability to produce and communicate research; excellence in teaching and working with students; and a commitment to cultural diversity.

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, a college town with a rich quality of life and a low cost of living ( Founded in 2005, the College of Public Health is located on the University of Georgia’s Health Sciences Campus. The College consists of four departments and three institutes: Institute for Disaster Management; Institute for Gerontology; and the Global Health Institute. The HPAM Department is located in newly renovated facilities that house faculty, staff and students.

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