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Assistant/Associate Faculty HPM Healthcare Systems Management

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Pitt Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
30 days ago


The Department of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh is seeking a faculty member at rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership in academic programs. Candidates with training in health services management, healthcare administration, business, organizational studies, or related field are encouraged to apply.  Experience in healthcare or systems management in a healthcare payer or provider setting is strongly preferred.  Teaching emphasis in the following areas will be expected:

              1. Health Care Management

              2. Strategic Management

              3. Human Resources Management

              4. Leadership. 

The successful candidate will be closely involved with education and mentoring in the Department’s Master’s Programs including its Health Administration (MHA) program, MHA/MBA program, and MPH program as well as a newly launched undergraduate program.  Potential areas of responsibility include residencies, student professional development experiences, curriculum development, accreditation, placement, and alumni relations. We welcome and encourage applications from those who identify as members of groups that have been underrepresented in the health sciences and in healthcare or systems management.  


The University of Pittsburgh Department of Health Policy and Management’s Masters in Health Administration (MHA) is one of the oldest accredited programs in the US.  It currently ranks 17th in the US News and World Report.  The Department is located in the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, which is ranked seventh in terms of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.  A member of the Association of Schools of Public Health, the School of Public Health (SPH) has nearly 600 students, 156 full-time faculty members and more than 500 staff members, SPH is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s healthcare district and in close proximity to the University of Pittsburgh’s other five health sciences schools and the main Pittsburgh campus.  

The mission of the Department of Health Policy and Managementis to improve public health through better planning, design, management, and evaluation of the myriad organizations that provide health services. The core disciplines represented within the Department include health economics, health services research, human resource management, health policy, law, ethics, and organization studies applied to health care. Faculty are engaged in multidisciplinary research, and scholarship addressing a range of problems relevant to health policy, health services delivery, outcome measurement, patient safety, leadership, and organization management relevant to healthcare organizations and systems. In addition to the accredited Master’s in Health Administration and joint MHA/MBA program, the Department offers a Master’s of Public Health, a Master’s of Science in Health Services Research and Policy, and a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy. The Department has funded research projects totaling more than $4.6 million. There are 18 primary faculty members and more than 100 students currently enrolled in various degree programs in the Department. Faculty lead or collaborate with research centers across the University, including the Medicaid Research Center, Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation, Health Policy Institute, Hillman Cancer Center, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Center for Research on HealthCare, and Center for Pharmaceutical Prescribing and Policy.   

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, and Department of Health Policy and Management are focused on achieving an inclusive environment in all aspects of work, research, and learning. The Health Sciences Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ( leads formal education and programming to this end.  

Nondiscrimination Employer 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. The University of Pittsburgh is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and the diversity of its faculty and staff.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Job Requirements:


The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in the Department and mentor undergraduate or masters students. In addition, faculty are expected to participate in Departmental events such as regular research seminars and serve on Departmental, School, or University committees.   

The successful applicant will demonstrate: 

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.   
  • A track record or potential for excellence in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students. 
  • A commitment to excellence in service. 
  • A commitment to advance the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public health and healthcare management.   
  • Experience or potential for excellence in and managing and innovating in professional degree programs. 

Position Requirements at the Assistant Professor level include: 

  • A professional degree in management (e.g., MHA or MBA) with at least 5 years of health industry experience 
  • A doctoral degree with a focus on health services or policy research, healthcare management, or education; alternatively  
  • Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching, evaluating, and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 

Position requirements at the Associate Professor level include: 

  • For individuals with a doctoral degree, at least 10 years of post-graduate experience in a combination of teaching and service in a health management program at the undergraduate or graduate level.   
  • For individuals with a professional degree in management (e.g., MHA or MBA), at least 10 years of post-graduate experience. 
  • Track record of participation in research. 
  • Track record of publications of educational materials, or publication in relevant professional journals. 
  • Track record of contributions to education in public health, including mentoring students, service on student committees, contributions to course design, and other leadership in an educational context.  
  • Service to relevant professional organizations. 
  • National recognition by peers. 


To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply online via the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center (CLICK HERE TO APPLY). Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:  

  • A letter of interest describing your background, and relevant service or practice experiences.  
  • A 1-page statement expressing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please include any experience with how you have incorporated these values into research, teaching, service, or other relevant activities.  
  • A 1-page statement of teaching and mentoring experience or interests.  
  • Curriculum Vitae.  
  • Names and contact information for 3 references.   

The ideal start date for the position is January 1, 2022, although the position will remain open until filled.   

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59372674
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name: Pitt Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Faculty HPM Healthcare Systems Management
  • Job Function: Faculty/University-Related Positions
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None
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