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Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in Public Health Policy
George Mason University

Date Posted Dec. 7, 2020
Title Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in Public Health Policy
University George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, United States
Department Health Administration and Policy
Application Deadline Jan. 20, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Public Health Policy

The Department of Health Administration and Policy (HAP) is seeking an outstanding faculty to develop academic research and teach in areas related to health policy and public health or health systems management. Areas of expertise may include demography, political science, quality improvement and patient safety, implementation science, health care system design, health care equity, health communication, or related areas. Candidates with established extramurally-funded research and prior teaching are preferred. This position complements the Departments programs and the College’s planned transition to become a college of public health in the near future.

The appointment will begin in August 2021, though other starting times may be possible. This is a full-time (9-month) position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The successful candidates will be expected to: 1) teach and mentor students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, 2) maintain an extramurally funded research program, 3) and engage in professional service. Faculty will be expected to collaborate in the development of multidisciplinary courses, degree programs and research.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in a field or discipline such as demography, political science, medical sociology, or a medical degree; (2) an established research trajectory related to policy (particularly federal or state) and public health, or policy and health care systems, as evidenced by refereed publications and external funding; (3) teaching experience; and (4) strong interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates for associate or full professorships ideally will have experience with nontraditional adult learning and online teaching and evidence of mentoring doctoral students. Candidates for assistant professorships ideally will have postdoctoral fellowship training with an established trajectory of refereed publications and evidence of research funding (extramurally funded grants or awards).

Because the HAP department faculty include scholars from a variety of disciplines, we are especially interested in applicants with a background and interest in working in multidisciplinary academic settings.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position # F9230Z. Please upload a (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) personal statement on research trajectory, student mentorship, and teaching experience; and (4) three letters of reference. A direct link to the portal is available here:

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Alison Cuellar, Search Committee Chair, at:

Initial review of applications will begin on January 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

About George Mason University:

George Mason University (GMU) is a public, comprehensive, research focused university in the Washington DC metropolitan area. GMU’s Department of Health Administration and Policy has educated students and conducted research in health systems management, health policy and health informatics since 2010. Today, graduate programs in these areas seek to prepare new leaders to apply management and evidence-based decision making to improve public health and the quality of health care. The distinctive approach to all HAP degree programs is rigorous, innovative, accessible and hands-on.

George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are especially interested in applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

  • George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Alison Cuellar
    4400 University Dr.
    Fairfax, VA 22030


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