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Senior Faculty Researchers – Health Services, Administration, and Policy, Temple University

Department of Health Services Administration and Policy
Faculty Openings for Senior Researchers

This is an exciting time for the College of Public Health at Temple University. We are experiencing unprecedented growth in our educational and research programs, and the University’s rankings are rapidly climbing. We are also building innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs within the College of Public Health and other Temple schools and colleges. Over the next 4 years, the College will expand its footprint with a new building and add 50 faculty.

Dr. William (Bill) Aaronson has joined the College as the Founding Chair of the newly established Department of Health Services Administration and Policy. Dr. Aaronson, a prominent leader of healthcare management education and a health services and health economics researcher, is bringing his vision to bear to build a superlative health services and health economics faculty to conduct cutting edge research in healthcare management and policy and train the next generation of healthcare management leaders, policymakers, educators and researchers who will address critical issues important to improving the public’s health delivery system.

The Department will hire up to 8 tenure-eligible and tenure-track faculty over the next 2 years. Hiring this year will focus on senior faculty members with proven track records of funding and published research in health services and health economics. Applicants must hold a PhD in a related discipline, qualify for the rank of Associate or Full Professor and tenure upon appointment. Cluster faculty hiring of research teams comprised of senior and junior faculty is encouraged.

We seek senior researchers in health economics, health services, and health policy with expertise in:

  • Health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research
  • Health disparities research, including minority population health delivery issues, access to care, and health utilization
  • Health information and health informatics research on impact of technology on quality improvement, population health management, process and outcomes
  • Health economics research to support interdisciplinary research focused on the impact of health financing on population health, health outcomes, healthcare quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency

The Department of Health Services Administration and Policy conducts research and provides education and training in the organization and delivery of health services in public and private institutions and in community-based settings. The department is focused on improving and enhancing capacity to improve community health through research on the role and effectiveness of health services, health informatics, and public health with a special focus on reducing and eliminating disparities in an urban setting.

The Department includes a Division of Health Information Management and there are currently 13 full- time faculty members actively engaged in research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities with more than 200 students. All of the department’s current academic programs are fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). It is anticipated that a graduate program in health services administration will be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls 4,600 students in 51 academic programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in the shape and configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and collaboration with other academic units. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. Under the leadership of Dean Laura Siminoff, a public health social scientist continuously funded by NIH for 25 years, CPH is hiring 50 faculty over the next three years to join the 163 faculty across its academic disciplines.

Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The University is moving up quickly in rankings. For example, Temple is now ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. This year, the University enrolled freshmen from 49 countries and increased enrollment of African American freshmen by 20% and Latinos by 26%. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.

The College offers competitive salaries and generous start-up funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a 1-page research statement to cphsearch@temple.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Dr. Bill Aaronson, Chair, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, welcomes confidential inquiries and nominations. He can be reached at william.aaronson@temple.edu.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.