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Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration
University of Central Florida

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2021
Title Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration
University University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, United States
Department School of Global Health Management & Informatics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Services Management
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Economics
    Health Administration & Policy
    Health Sciences - General

Job Description:
The School of Global Health Management and Informatics (SGHMI) in the College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-earning assistant professor position in the Health Services Administration program with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2022.
The position is a nine-month appointment with a competitive salary. The successful candidate will perform research and teaching in health services administration. Interdisciplinary scholarship and grant funding for research are expected. Summer teaching appointments may be available but are not guaranteed and a variety of internal competitive research grants are available, but also not guaranteed.

Teaching takes place in multiple formats including traditional face-to-face, fully online, and blended formats. The selected candidate is expected to become comfortable teaching online if they are not already. UCF has world-renowned infrastructure and support for online teaching.

The candidate will join SGHMI, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in Health Services Administration (HSA), an Executive Graduate Healthcare Management program (e-MHA), a fully online graduate program in Healthcare Informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) and CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management), respectively, and the undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA (Association of University Programs in Health Administration). SGHMI also supports CCIE’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public Affairs with a Global and Community Health Service Research specialization. For information, visit our website at .

UCF is a thriving research university located in metropolitan Orlando. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed. UCF is adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation and has a fully accredited College of Medicine. With a diverse student body of approximately 70,000 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and one of the largest universities in the country. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.
The College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) employs approximately 350 fullā€time faculty and staff serving more than 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines.
SGHMI is located on UCF’s new Downtown campus, which is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries and within walking distance of jobs and internships. For more information about the UCF Downtown campus, visit

Minimum Qualifications:
1. A doctoral degree in Health Services Administration, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Finance, Global Health, Public Health, or a related health discipline from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment and industry or academic experience in health services research; or
2. A doctoral degree in Business Administration or Economics from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment and industry or academic experience in healthcare.
3. ABD’s will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferences will be given to candidates with a teaching and research focus in one or more of the following areas:

  • Healthcare and scientific research methodology,
  • Healthcare Finance or Accounting,
  • Healthcare Economics,
  • Global healthcare management,
  • Healthcare quality,
  • Healthcare Operations Management.
    In addition, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success of publishing high-quality research articles in top-tier international and national refereed journals.

Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, No paper or emailed applications or materials will be considered. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials:
1) a diversity statement,
2) a cover letter,
3) curriculum vitae,
4) teaching statement,
5) research statement, and
6) contact information for three professional references (include email address).
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please contact Dr. Larry West, search committee chair, at with any questions about this position.

Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.
These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

  • The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF’s affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Larry West
    School of Global Health Management & Informatics
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL


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