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Health Management and Policy - Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health seeks applicants for a tenure-line position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of population health management and/or implementation and translational science in public health and health care. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will be available starting on or after September 1, 2017.

Population health management encompasses policies and programs to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals by linking public health and health care. Implementation and dissemination science research focuses on factors related to the implementation and effectiveness of interventions in various settings and populations.

Candidates should have a history or a strong potential for collaborating with community organizations, government agencies, health systems, and other health and social service organizations. Interest and experience in studying health disparities, social determinants of health, and urban health are of particular interest, as these are areas of special focus and strength for the Department and the School.

Candidates should be emerging or established scholars with an earned doctorate in a health-related field such as public health, health management and policy, community health, public policy, health information science, sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, political science, economics, statistics, or other relevant discipline. Doctoral candidates who anticipate completion of their degree before September 1, 2017 will also be considered. Candidates for appointment at the Associate Professor level must have a strong record of relevant research, publications, interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching, and extramural funding. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level must be able to demonstrate a strong potential for accomplishment in these areas. The successful candidate will collaborate in developing research initiatives jointly with other faculty in the department and throughout the Dornsife School of Public Health.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is the only CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in the Philadelphia area, and recently received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build new research and educational programs. With the arrival of Dean Ana Diez Roux in 2014, the School has entered a period of growth. Important themes of the School include improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The School offers ample opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in population health generally, including a new Urban Health Collaborative aimed at promoting research, training, and policy to improve health in cities both locally and globally.

With more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel University is the 16th largest private university in the nation. It includes 10 colleges and 3 schools offering degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. 

The Department of Health Management and Policy offers an MPH degree and a DrPH degree in Health Policy and Management and intends to start a PhD Program in Health Services Research and Policy in 2018.  The Department is also home to four research and practice centers: Center for Population Health and Community Impact, Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, and Public Health Training Center. The School also has an Urban Health Collaborative that provides resources and collaboration for research in population health and maintains strong relationships with local and regional departments of public health, health systems, and federally qualified health centers.

Drexel University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Dornsife School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at Search in job title for Assistant/Associate Professor with requisition number 7851. You may also search in department for 6903 SPH – Health Management and Policy with requisition 7851.

The search will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration, please apply by December 15, 2016.  Questions may be addressed to either of the search committee co-chairs, Alex Ortega, PhD, Professor and Chair,, or Robert Field, PhD, Professor,