UTHealth Houston School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track teaching and administrative faculty member to serve as Program Director for Healthcare Management and Policy (HCMP) within the department of Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH). The successful candidate will teach the MPACH core course and appropriate HCMP courses, as well as advise students and coordinate the program’s masters and doctoral students.
It is expected that this position would provide teaching coverage for department-wide capstone courses taught online and face-to-face along with the MPACH core course. In addition, this position would be responsible for overseeing both the HCMP MPH and PhD programs including ensuring that the curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to excel as a health care manager and leader. It also involves identifying tenure track faculty and recruiting part-time faculty who can teach the required courses effectively. The program director will also manage the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation process and lead efforts to enhance the program's standing among accredited programs. The program director will work with the School of Public Health admissions staff to manage the admissions process for HCMP master and PhD programs and with Office of Practice staff to help place students in practicums and full-time positions. The program director will lead ongoing efforts to raise the visibility of the School of Public Health HCMP face-to-face and online programs within the health care professional community by attending ACHE and AUPHA meetings, interacting with local, state, and national health care institutions, and exploring opportunities for collaborating with other campuses as well as dual degree programs with other entities.
The UTHealth School of Public Health has over 165 faculty and more than 1300 students across the state. The UTHealth Houston School of Public Health is a top ranked school with a strategic vision for leading population health innovation and practice.
UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with the applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law. This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.
The ideal candidate is required to show clear signs that she/he/they will:
Have a doctorate or the equivalent professional degree in a discipline related to health administration. The position is open to a diverse range of disciplines including but not limited to health administration, health policy, health services and management/leadership.
Demonstrate excellence in teaching, with knowledge of inclusive and active teaching practices, as well as being facile in competency-based teaching and assessment.
Have experience teaching face-to-face, virtual, and online; experience with experiential learning; ability and willingness to teach at off-campus sites as needed
Involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Work experience within the past 10 years in health care administration or a related field preferred.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and startup package are available. Address any questions to Laura M. Uribarri, PhD, Chair, Healthcare Management Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTHealth Houston SPH) has been making health happen by protecting and transforming the health of people in Texas, across the nation and around the world since 1967. With six campuses throughout the state, the school has established a strong reputation as a leader in public health. UTHealth Houston SPH has four departments: Biostatistics; Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences; Management, Policy and Community Health; and Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. There are also research centers and institutes within the school focusing on specialized research needs in the diverse areas of public health.
UTHealth Houston SPH offers graduate (master's, doctoral) degree and certificate programs. UTHealth Houston SPH is a nationally-ranked, CEPH-accredited school of public health. Its health care management program is CAHME-accredited.