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Job Title: Department Head and Assoc Professor or Professor of Health Policy and Management
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Organization: University of Georgia/College of Public Health
Posted: 9/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Athens,  GA    USA
Position Description: The UGA College of Public Health invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role continuing to develop and grow the department and expand the College’s research, outreach, and instruction portfolio in health policy and management. Required qualifications are outlined in UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_4_2017_online.pdf. This position is tenure-track and state funded (10 months). There is a high expectation of continuation or development of a robust, externally funded research portfolio. Rank and tenure will be based on the application and guided by the College of Public Health’s promotion and tenure guidelines.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree) in Health Policy, Health Management, or a related discipline and experience commensurate with appointment to the rank of associate professor or professor. Required qualifications are outlined in UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_4_2017_online.pdf. This position is tenure-track and state funded (10 months).

Organization Description: . The Department is dynamic and growing, doubling its faculty size in the last three years, and anticipating hiring additional faculty in the upcoming year. The Department has also recently moved into new facilities at the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Department instruction responsibilities include an undergraduate minor, MPH concentration, and a newly revised DrPH program located at the UGA Gwinnett campus. ( The mission of the College of Public Health is to promote health in human populations through innovative research, exemplary education, and engaged service dedicated to preventing disease and injury within the state and around the world ( HPAM faculty members have leadership roles in, and close involvement with, four interdisciplinary units of the College: the Health Informatics Institute, the Institute for Disaster Management, the Institute of Gerontology, and the Global Health Institute. Close ties also exist with other university units including the School of Public and International Affairs, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Institute for Behavioral Research, the School of Social Work, the College of Education, and the Terry College of Business.

The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the U.S. and has been recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The College of Public Health was established in 2005 and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The college currently has 60 tenure-track faculty and 240 total faculty and staff, including grant-funded research personnel and program coordinators. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment has expanded to more than 900 students. Additional information is available at and

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural and diverse environment connected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities with a low cost of living. (

Closing Date: 12/26/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Timothy Heckman,  Associate Dean for Research and Chair, HPAM Search Committee
Contact Location: College of Public Health, HSC
105 Spear Road, Rhodes Hall
Athens   GA  30602
United States
Contact Location: College of Public Health, HSC
  105 Spear Road, Rhodes Hall
  Athens   GA  30602
  United States
Contact Phone: 706-542-1155 
Contact Fax: 706-542-6730
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a current CV, and a list of four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA ( online system.

Additional Information: Nominations and requests for information should be directed to: Timothy G. Heckman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health and Chair, HPAM Search Committee. ( or 706-542- 1155. In the subject line, please put “Department Head Health Policy and Management.”

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date is January 2018. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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