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Department Chair - Health Care Organization and Policy
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2018
Title Department Chair - Health Care Organization and Policy
University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy

Department Chair – Health Care Organization and Policy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health is conducting a national search for an innovative and accomplished leader for the position of Department Chair of Health Care Organization and Policy. We offer unparalleled opportunities for research, teaching, scholarship, and service, having transformed Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development. The UAB School of Public Health is one of six health science schools at UAB. In 2015, the School received more than $45 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 4th in NIH funding among public schools of public health.

The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy conducts research as well as providing training and education at the undergraduate, master and doctoral level. The undergraduate degree is a general B.S. degree in Public Health offered through the School of Public Health. Departmental Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in health policy, health care organization, general theory and practice, maternal and child health policy and leadership, public health preparedness as well as coordinated degree options in business, optometry, public administration, nursing, social work, and juris doctorate. The department also offers a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in outcomes research. The department’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has concentrations in Public Health Management, Outcomes, and Maternal and Child Health Policy.

We are recruiting a Chair with visionary leadership to guide and lead its growth. The Chair will strengthen the department through strategic faculty hires to increase the research productivity and use creative approaches to enhance the master’s and PhD academic programs. The Chair will also provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of departmental functions, including practice and service, finances, human resources, and governance structures. Finally, the Chair will work with the Dean and the faculty to assure an infrastructure and culture that promote academic career development and will participate with other chairs in the leadership and policy infrastructures of the School of Public Health.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities to warrant appointment at the level of tenured or tenure-earning Professor. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until we fill the position.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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