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Job Posting: Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy

The University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy within the College of Public Health. This tenure-earning position will contribute actively to the research, education and service activities a multi-disciplinary academic department focused on building scientific evidence and cultivating a next-generation workforce needed to improve health care delivery, population health, and health equity. We seek candidates who demonstrate outstanding potential for developing a robust program of extramurally-funded research on topics in health policy, healthcare delivery and financing, and population health. The successful candidate will also play active roles in teaching within departmental and college educational programs, and in research translation and service activities for the health system in Kentucky and beyond.


The Department includes 12 full-time primary faculty members who direct research centers and programs devoted to public health systems and policy, rural health services, addiction health services, health economics, and health systems reform. Educational offerings include the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees with concentrations in health management and policy, a Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree, and a collegewide Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. In FY2016, department faculty garnered $20.6 million in collaborative research funding and $1.8 million in primary funding. Department faculty consult regularly on implementation and evaluation of Kentucky’s Medicaid and health system reforms and on regional health initiatives spanning Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and the larger Appalachian region. To learn more about the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health and the Department of Health Management and Policy, visit:


Departmental faculty participate in collaborative research with numerous relevant academic centers on campus, including: the Center for Health Services Research, the Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research, the Center for Rural Health Research, the Martin School for Public Policy, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, the Poverty Research Center, the UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center, and many others. The department seeks faculty who will increase the national visibility and prominence of the department’s research and educational programs, particularly in emerging priority areas such as patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), comparative effectiveness research (CER), population health management, behavioral health economics, and health systems transformation. The successful candidate also will strengthen the department’s capabilities in translating and disseminating scientific evidence for use by clinical, administrative, and policy decision-makers in Kentucky and beyond.


Applicants should have a PhD or professional doctoral degree in a health or social science discipline relevant to health management and policy. Candidates for the rank of associate professor should have experience in leading health policy and health services research in academic, private, clinical, and/or government settings, and a growing record of extramural research funding and scientific publications. Excellence in teaching, or the clear potential for success, is also required.


Compensation will be competitive and aligned with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution committed to diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, students and volunteers. Women and individuals from underrepresented racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Located in the picturesque and dynamic Bluegrass region of central Kentucky, The University of Kentucky is one of only eight public land-grant universities containing the full array of medicine and health sciences colleges, agriculture, engineering, business, law, and arts and sciences colleges on a single integrated campus. Applicants must apply for the position through the university’s Integrated Employment System at

(Requisition Number: FE01181) and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names/contact information of three individuals who can serve as professional references. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy, email, telephone 859-218-2029. The search will remain open until filled or closed, but all applications received by October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration.