I. RECRUITMENT PLAN
The Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University is seeking applicants for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position, at the Associate or Full Professor level, in the area of women's health policy (12-month appointment). The selected faculty member would also direct the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at GWSPH. The University, School, and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.
The Department of Health Policy and Management, through the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, is considered a national leader for its work in women's health policy, with a special emphasis on policy issues related to reproductive justice and scientific integrity. As such, the Department and Institute play a critical role in helping advance a multi-disciplinary Department whose faculty, staff, teaching, and research span all phases of U.S. health policy, health care, and public health practice.
The Department more generally is widely recognized for its work in health equity policy and law, the reduction of disparities in health and health care, health professions policy, and health care excellence and leadership. Women's health is considered core to the work of the Department, which is especially well-known for its efforts to promote broad public engagement as a basic feature of academic leadership.
The Jacobs Institute focuses primarily on the health of U.S. women, while also collaborating with international colleagues. The Institute has a multi-pronged mission: (i) to identify emerging issues in health policy, healthcare practice, public health, and health law that affect women's health at different life stages; (ii) to foster awareness of, and facilitate dialogue around, the critical public health and health care issues that affect the health of women; and (iii) to promote interdisciplinary research and public engagement on women's health issues.
The Jacobs Institute is a critical component of the School's broad-based commitment, one that spans multiple Departments, to improving women's health through education, research and scholarship, public service, and public engagement. The Jacobs Institute also works beyond the academic setting to translate evidence for policymakers and advocates, through, among other strategies, communication with policymakers and members of the media and through collaborations with nonprofit organizations.
The Jacobs Institute is also home to Women's Health Issues, a peer-reviewed, bimonthly, multidisciplinary journal of the Jacobs Institute that publishes original research and commentaries on women's health and policy, with an emphasis on U.S. policy. The journal seeks to inform health services researchers, social scientists, healthcare and public health professionals, and policymakers and to engage readers in the perspectives of multiple disciplines relevant to the study of women's health.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The Department places special emphasis on a broad research agenda encompassing multi-disciplinary research, collaboration with health sector practitioners, and specialized health research. Because the Institute spans the University, collaboration is not only valued but expected, not only across all departments of the School of Public Health, but also with the Schools of Medicine & Health Sciences and Nursing, the School of Law, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
The Department offers a number of degrees, including an MPH in health policy, a master's in healthcare administration (MHA), executive and online graduate programs, and doctoral programs, including a DrPH and a PhD in health policy. Department faculty are engaged in a wide variety of research projects focusing on social determinants of health, post-acute systems, health system leadership, health system reform, health informatics, health law, health care financing and pricing, health system innovation, healthcare quality, healthcare access and disparities, health ethics, health equity, and health workforce issues.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be a national or emerging leader in one or more dimensions of U.S. health policy as it affects women's health. The individual will: teach in the Department's academic programs; mentor and advise masters and doctoral degree students; conceptualize the ongoing role of the Jacobs Institute and lead all dimensions of its work; engage in a vibrant research agenda; pursue external funding; and serve on committees or other initiatives to advance the missions of the Department, School and University.
Applicants must have:
A terminal degree including a PhD, DrPH, JD, or a medical, advanced nursing, or health professions degree.
Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level and the ability to teach courses in health policy or management.
Demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding.
Publications in the field of women's health, health policy, health care practice, or population health.
Experience in leading a major program or academic initiative.
An established reputation for collaboration across disciplines.
A clear orientation toward public engagement.
Experience with academic publishing, either as an author or an editor.
Advertised Salary: Other Benefits:
Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a sample research paper. Review of applications will begin in March 2, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Please direct any questions to the HPM Faculty Search Committee, Milken Institute School of Public Health; e-mail: email@example.com
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