The School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth is seeking a Chair to lead the Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems. The selected candidate is expected to provide strong leadership in developing an interdisciplinary Department that prepares the next generation of leaders in public health practice, healthcare management, policy making, and health behavior and health services research. This administrative position is a full time, 12-month appointment.
The successful candidate will possess:
- a strategic vision for short-term and long-term development of the Department that supports the goals of the School of Public Health and the University
- the ability to strengthen and sustain high quality public health and health management academic programs
- high expectations for faculty teaching excellence and academic rigor
- courage enabling them to evaluate faculty members in a fair and authentic manner
- enthusiasm for building and maintaining academic-community partnerships
- knowledge of CEPH and CAHME accreditation requirements
- a successful track record in faculty/staff leadership
The successful candidate will have a strong record of leadership and management in higher education and/or healthcare administration settings that meet criteria for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, including a doctoral degree in health management, public health, public administration, or a related field. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENT – The School of Public Health has over 300 students enrolled in its MPH, MHA, MS and PhD programs. The Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems is one of two departments in the School. At this time, there are 14 fulltime faculty members in the Department.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY – Located in the Fort Worth cultural district, the University of North Texas Health Science Center is one of the fastest-growing academic health science centers in Texas. The University currently enrolls 2,700 graduate students who are pursuing degrees in public health, medicine, bio-medical science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies. The University is well-positioned for rapid expansion, matching the growing population and economic vitality of the DFW Metroplex. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is one of two campuses in the U.S. to support both an allopathic and an osteopathic college of medicine.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES – Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references electronically through the following website: https://www.unthscjobs.com
For questions or additional information regarding any of the position, contact the Dean, Dennis L. Thombs, PhD, FAAHB (Dennis.Thombs@unthsc.edu).