University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health is accepting applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the Health Policy and Management program, at Assistant or Associate level, depending on applicant qualifications.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in developing an extramurally funded research program and teaching in health policy and management. Duties include an active program of research, teaching, and service as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following three areas: (1) health services research, including health economics, comparative effectiveness, outcomes research or technology assessment; (2) public policy/health policy analysis, including evaluation of health programs, health services, and/or public health programs, or public administration; (3) health services management/health care administration, including health care organizations, institutional management (hospitals, nursing homes, managed care, etc), organizational behavior, or financial management. Preference will be given to candidates with interest in collaborative, large scale research programs. Candidates with a background and/or experience in public health are preferred.

Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements
- Completed Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
- Experience and qualifications appropriate to an appointment at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level
- Evidence of ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research and to generate extramural funds for research
- Strong record of (or demonstration of potential for) published peer-reviewed articles
- Demonstrated interest and ability in developing courses and teaching at graduate and undergraduate level and in advising/mentoring graduate students

The University of Massachusetts is committed to promoting diversity and to recruiting and teaching a diverse student body. The review of applications will start on October 15, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled, with an anticipated start date of September, 2013.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area is home to the Five Colleges (i.e. Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City. The Department of Public Health has five programs (i.e. Health Policy and Management, Community Health Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health) and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) also has departments in Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders. The School offers BA, BS, MPH, MS, AuD and PhD degrees. Additional information about the SPHHS may be found at its website, http://www.umass.edu/sphhs. Salary commensurate with academic rank and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter describing their areas of research interest and teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample of written work; and (4) three letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent to:

Gloria Seaman, Administrative Assistant
325 Arnold House, 715 N. Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003
Email: gjseaman@schoolph.umass.edu
Tel: (413) 545-7429
Fax (413) 545-1645

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Professor Paula Stamps, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at stamps@schoolph.umass.edu with questions.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Posted 8/26/12