The University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Full Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy within the College of Public Health. This position will contribute to a growing faculty research capacity in health services research and health policy, obtain/maintain extramural research funding support, publish research findings, and assume a position of national and possibly international leadership in the field. The Department includes thirteen 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 college-wide Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. In FY2018, department faculty garnered $8.7 million in collaborative research funding and $2.5 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: http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/
We seek a senior faculty member whose research, teaching and service experience and expertise will allow them to leverage the substantial scientific and educational expertise found within the Department and College, as well as across the University of Kentucky campus. UK is home to numerous academic centers that offer opportunities for collaboration, including: the Center for Health Services 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. The department seeks a faculty member who can 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 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.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Conduct and disseminate research on topics relevant to health policy and the organization, financing, and delivery of health services.
Acquire extramural research funding as principal investigator and as co-investigator with appropriate colleagues.
Teach core and elective courses as determined by agreement of faculty and the department chair.
Translate research findings for use by clinical, policy and administrative decision-makers within local, state, national, and/or international health systems.
Serve as a source of knowledge, advice and expertise for the university and for the larger scientific and professional communities.
Potential Team Hire with UK College of Health Sciences (CHS): CHS currently seeks an associate or full professor in Division of Health Sciences Education and Research to contribute to growing research capacity in health services research. A team hire between CHS and the College of Public Health would facilitate collaborative research and increase alignment between the academic programs in the College of Health Sciences and College of Public Health. Both hires will contribute to the University of Kentucky’s increasing focus on advancing health services research across colleges and disciplines.
Compensation will be competitive and aligned with experience. 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 under-represented 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 https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/203140 (Requisition Number: FE01627) 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: Dr. Tyrone Borders (firstname.lastname@example.org). The search will remain open until filled or closed, but all applications received by December 31, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Applicants should have a PhD in health services research, health policy, health economics or a closely related doctoral degree. Applicants with professional doctoral degrees (e.g. MD, DrPH, JD, DBA) should have completed additional post-doctoral training in health services research or a related scientific discipline. Successful candidates should have extensive experience in leading health policy and health services research in academic, private, clinical, and/or government settings, and a strong and sustained record of extramural research funding and scientific publications. Excellence in teaching at the graduate level, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and electronic media to a wide variety of audiences is also required. The successful candidate should have experience sufficient to qualify for a faculty appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure within the department.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be competitive and aligned with experience.
Internal Number: FE01627
About University of Kentucky College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is one of seventeen colleges at the University of Kentucky, the flagship institution of postsecondary education in the state. The University of Kentucky has been recognized as a 2018 Great College to Work For, a national recognition sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education.