Temple University College of Public Health, a multidisciplinary academic center devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective on health, wellness and social welfare, is seeking both experienced and early career health policy, management, and health services researchers to join the Temple University Department of Health Services Administration and Policy (HSAP), a new and growing academic department.
We seek individuals committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research in health services research with training in health economics, organization/management theory, health policy or health finance. Senior candidates should have an active, externally-funded research portfolio and early career candidates should demonstrate strong potential to obtain external funding. Research may involve retrospective analyses, prospective studies, and/or modeling/simulation. The College of Public Health has particular strength and emphasis in cancer and related diseases/behaviors through Temple University’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Other areas of research interest are critical national health challenges such as mental health, substance abuse/addiction, aging, and chronic disease.
Established in 2015, the Department is comprised of academic programs in Health Policy and Management and Health Informatics and Information Management. There are 13 full-time faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial activities with more than 200 students. Academic programs include a BS in Health Information Management, an MPH in Health Policy and Management with concentrations in Health Policy and Healthcare Leadership; an MS and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics; and a PhD in Health Policy. All academic programs are fully accredited. The research and policy emphases are in the areas of patient experience/quality of care, and healthcare costs and financing; access to care and social determinants of health; and impact of health information technologies.
Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant public health or social science discipline and a research agenda appropriate to a research-intensive college of public health. Individuals should demonstrate interest in working across disciplines to understand health policy as it applies to specific health care problems or fields. For early career applicants, promising doctoral candidates may be considered; however, preferred candidates are individuals currently holding the rank of assistant professor or persons completing or having recently completed a postdoctoral position. Midcareer or senior applicants must hold a doctorate in a related discipline and a research record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor to demonstrate the capacity to earn tenure. Cluster faculty hiring of research teams comprised of senior and early career faculty is encouraged.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a 1-page research statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Nominations of outstanding faculty are highly encouraged. Dr. Michael Halpern, Search Committee Chair, welcomes confidential inquiries and nominations. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’...s research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. Collaborations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple’s University Health System, other health systems, community health centers, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Temple is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. The University is moving up quickly in rankings. Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the U.S. and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.
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