Associate Professor or Professor (WOT) - Health Systems and Population Health
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 107187
The Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for one faculty position with a focus on Health Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Population Health, Health Policy, and/or Health Informatics at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (without tenure by reasons of funding). Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is commensurate with experience and rank of appointment. This position is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position, with an anticipated start date of fall 2023.
The chosen candidate will serve as the Director of the Department's graduate health administration programs as part of their responsibilities. In this important administrative role, the person will provide leadership for the growth and innovation of the in-residence Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) programs.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Regarding other responsibilities, faculty members in our department are expected to:
Teach in the Department's educational programs and mentor undergraduate, Master, and doctoral students.
Develop and conduct an independent externally funded research program, including preparing and submitting grants to federal and/or non-federal funding agencies (e.g., R-level, program project grants),
Publish scientific research findings in respected journals in healthcare management, operations, engineering, business, health services, health informatics, or other relevant fields, and disseminate healthcare organization and management theory and practice experiences through professional publications, lay media, or other channels.
Engage with healthcare stakeholders (e.g., healthcare delivery systems, policymakers) to advance the field of healthcare organization and delivery,
Lead program faculty and staff in pursuing innovation in achieving its academic mission, periodic reflection, and continuous improvement.
In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to participate in activities that support and advance the department's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as regularly participate in University, School, Department, and Program activities such as engaging in governance, leading seminars, guest speaking, orientation(s), program and department faculty meetings, serving on key committees, mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students, helping to continually update educational vision and strategy, graduation ceremonies, and relevant academic activities in the Department.
The Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) is a diverse department (60 regular faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with faculty expertise in health economics, health care systems, health promotion, social determinants of health, health informatics, health information management, and social science. The CAMHE accredited UW Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Executive MHA programs have been one of the country's leading health administration programs in the country since our founding in 1972 and our more than 1,800 alumnae serve in leadership roles in health care delivery and finance throughout the United States. Program faculty conduct research that has transformed health care and have developed an evidence-based competency model that guides our approach to instruction and training for our students. The MHIHIM program has a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that prepares students to lead in the health IT field. It is structured around five key pillars: Health Information Systems, Health Care Data Analytics, Information Governance, Patient and Organizational Information Privacy and Security, and Health Systems Leadership.
Successful candidates may have an opportunity to be affiliated with several centers within the department and University, including the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science, the Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH) Center, the Health Promotion Research Center, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
The School of Public Health has five departments: Health Systems and Population Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Global Health. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with the five departments in the School of Public Health or other UW departments or affiliate institutions.
The University of Washington is a public research institution with 140 departments housed within its various colleges and schools. For the latest campus data on student and faculty diversity, visit https://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-statistics-policies/. Among other forward-thinking efforts, the UW has a Population Health Initiative, which brings faculty together from across the University to address challenges in human health, social, and economic equity and environmental resilience. The UW is also home to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent population health research center that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.
In addition to collaboration opportunities across the UW are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area institutions (Public Health - Seattle & King County, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, and Seattle Children's Hospital). The Pacific Northwest region is home to American Indian/Alaska Native, immigrant, Latinx, and sexual minority communities. Many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities.
Commitment to Diversity
The work of equity, diversity and inclusion is the work of public health. The Department of Health Systems and Population Health and the UW School of Public Health are committed to a future that is free of health inequities, that promotes the highest level of wellness for the communities we serve, and a diverse and inclusive public health workforce that embodies humility, respect, leadership and service on behalf of, and with, the diverse communities we are privileged to serve. For more information, please see: http://sph.washington.edu/diversity/ and depts.washington.edu/hserv/diversity-equity-inclusion.
UW and the SPH have developed specific programs to support new faculty, with a specific eye towards supporting faculty around diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Our faculty development offerings are listed here.
A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Health or Business Administration, Health Management, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Informatics, or another relevant field with a focus on healthcare delivery systems, health policy, health services research, and/or population health.
Demonstrated expertise in leadership, teaching, mentorship, and research.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Applicants who submit within 30 days after posting are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed.
As part of the initial application stage, please submit:
An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, grant funding, and teaching history;
A cover letter describing what you see as your future potential to contribute to the field of healthcare organization and delivery and your potential to support the mission of the Department;
A statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
Contact information for four (4) colleagues or supervisors willing to provide a letter of reference. Letters will only be requested during the final review stages.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.