Graduate Program Director, Health Services Administration and Policy
Temple University College of Public Health
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
College / University
Internal Number: 3987452
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Graduate Program Director of Health Policy & Management
We invite applications for Graduate Program Director of Health Policy and Management and Instructional Faculty members. This non-tenure track faculty positions will join us in Summer 2022 or Fall 2022.
The past year has magnified the ways that inequities—whether due to race, gender, sexuality, or income—contribute to health disparities. These inequities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work, understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit, is the foundation of our college.
Consisting of 20 disciplines, including a focus on Health Policy and Mangement, the Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the College. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community and beyond through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.
The Position. The Graduate Program Director will schedule MPH and PhD courses, participate in recruiting and review of applications for graduate student admissions, work closely with the Graduate Advisor to provide guidance to all MPH students, coordinate faculty advisors for PhD students, develop workshops, journal clubs and other professional development opportunities for graduate students, attend monthly Graduate Council meetings, attend monthly MPH curriculum meetings, coordinate program improvement, lead curriculum improvement, coordinate CEPH accreditation reports, conduct other duties as needed, and teach relevant courses.
Qualifications. The ideal candidates will have an earned doctorate with at least 5 years of public health, health services or health administration experience, with prior record teaching graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. Candidates are welcome from relevant disciplines in public health and social science disciplines. For the program director position, we seek passionate professionals committed to academic leadership in training the next generation of practitioners and researchers about the real-world aspects of public health policy and management. The initial appointment may be for one year, but longer-term appointments are available for faculty with considerable experience who demonstrate effective and excellent teaching and service. The Instructional Faculty Positions will primarily teach in the classroom, but we particularly seek persons with experience in online education. This includes familiarity with learning management systems and communication/educational software.
All faculty are active in the local community and contribute to the curriculum and the Department’s committees. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaborative education and practice, prepared to join us in our commitment toward prioritizing sustainable, inclusive, and anti- oppressive practices. Rank and salary depend on experience and qualifications. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).
Department and Programs. The Department of Health Services Administration and Policy is comprised of accredited academic programs, including BS in Health Information Management, MPH in Health Policy and Management, MS in Health Informatics, and PhD in Health Policy and Health Services Research. The Department offers graduate certificates in Health Informatics, Public Health Law Research, and Clinical Health Services Research. Faculty are engaged in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial activities with about 300 students. The Department contributes to the College’s BS in Public Health and BS in Health Professions. Research emphases are in the areas of the impact of laws and policies on health, quality of care, healthcare financing, disparities and access to care, public health law, evolving methodologies for big data analytics, and the impact of health information technologies.
Dr. Huanemi Wu, an accomplished biomedical informatics researcher with expertise in big data and technology, joined Temple as Department Chair July 1, 2020. With extensive experience in faculty and student recruitment and academic program development, Dr. Wu is leading the department, established in 2015, through an exciting transformation. The department’s research and educational programs integrate health informatics, health services research, and health policy and management by bringing innovations and applications of big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to healthcare, advancing healthcare and policy through digital health technologies, mobile health, and health tool inventions.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The college is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including robust offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers. It also is the home of the Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Contact and Application Instructions. Contact Dr. Huanmei Wu, department chair, at [email protected] with questions or to make nominations. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter indicating leadership experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, 1-page teaching statement and references with contact information via email to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.
The ideal candidates will have an earned doctorate with at least 5 years of public health, health services or health administration experience, with prior record teaching graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels.
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Temple University's College of Public Health is a global leader in the discovery, dissemination and integration of health-related research and practice. Our extraordinary faculty members work collaboratively on innovative designs and delivery solutions for healthcare, disease prevention and social welfare. We are generating new knowledge and training a new generation of clinicians and researchers.
It is an exciting time at the College of Public Health—we are experiencing tremendous growth and are actively designing a new physical space with an intentional focus on building a unique learning environment. This environment will nurture interprofessional collaborations among students, faculty and researchers across our many disciplines.
At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the country, we are home to faculty who specialize in 17 health disciplines and conduct novel research and prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disc...iplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care.