DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Graduate Program Director
Temple University’s College of Public Health strives to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. Our faculty prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for Graduate Program Director of Health Management and Policy, a non-tenure track instructional faculty to join the faculty in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020.
Qualifications. We seek applicants with an earned doctorate in public health (PhD or DrPH) with at least 5 years of public health, health services or health administration experience. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. We are looking for passionate professionals committed to academic leadership in training the next generation of practitioners and researchers about the real-world aspects of public health policy and management. The Graduate Program Director will schedule MPH and PhD courses, participate in recruiting and review of applications for graduate student admissions, work closely with the Senior Graduate Advisor to provide guidance to all MPH students, coordinate faculty advisors for PhD students, develop workshops, journal clubs and other professional development opportunities for graduate students, attend monthly Graduate Council meetings, and teach relevant courses. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusion in education and professional practice. Rank (assistant, associate, full professor) depends on experience. The initial appointment may be for one year, but longer-term appointments are available for faculty with considerable experience who demonstrate effective and excellent teaching and service.
The Program and Department. Established in 2015, the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy is comprised of accredited academic programs, including BS in Health Information Management, MPH in Health Policy and Management, MS in Health Informatics, and PhD in Health Policy and Health Services Research. The Department also offers graduate certificates in Health Informatics, Public Health Law Research, and Clinical Health Services Research. Faculty are engaged in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial activities with more than 300 students in the departmental degree programs. The Department contributes to the College’s BS in Public Health and BS in Health Professions. The research and policy emphases are in the areas of the impact of laws and policies on health, quality of care, healthcare financing, disparities and access to care, and the impact of health information technologies.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Contact and Application Instructions. Contact Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim, search chair, at email@example.com with questions or to make nominations. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter detailing their teaching experience and any previous administrative experience, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3-5 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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