Faculty Openings

Anti-racist Health Policy Analysis / Health Services Research Faculty Position

The Department of Health Management & Policy (HMP) at the University of Michigan seeks qualified candidates for an open-rank tenure track line focused on Anti-racist Policy Analysis/Health Services Research. Areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to:

●         Racial bias and unintended racist consequences in health, health care, and the data and technologies that enable health care;

●        Policy analysis of interventions for or factors related to any domains of racism—structural racism, cultural racism, and individual-level discrimination – on health or in healthcare

We especially welcome scholars who have demonstrated expertise in anti-racist research methods, interdisciplinary scholarship experience, and a commitment to translating research into practice.

About this position

This position is part of a new faculty cluster focused on “Racial Justice in Healthcare: Informatics and Data-Driven Approaches.” This cluster hire of five faculty (one within each unit) will focus on using informatics and data science methods to detect, understand, and reduce structural racism within healthcare, and racial healthcare disparities. Faculty will he hired in the following units: (1) School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy; (2) College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; (3) University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Learning Health Sciences; (4) School of Nursing, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences; and (5) the School of Information. There will be additional support for cross-school collaborations within the cluster, and the cluster is part of a university-wide faculty hiring initiative in anti-racism. Over the next three years, the university will hire at least 20 faculty members with scholarly expertise in racial inequality and structural racism.

Candidates who have a completed Ph.D. in public health, health services, policy analysis, relevant social sciences (health economics, political science, sociology), or related areas are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate should demonstrate potential for or experience with publication and research funding, for collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives, and for working with students from diverse backgrounds. The new faculty member will be expected to teach at the masters and doctorate level, as possibly in the School of Public Health’s new undergraduate program. 

About HMP and University of Michigan

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1.53 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $2.3 billion and an endowment valued at more than $12.5 billion. 

The Department of Health Management & Policy has a longstanding reputation for its contributions to the design and improvement of health care and public health systems and has been ranked one of the top programs in the U.S. News and World Report rankings for over 20 years.  This new faculty member will also be expected to actively contribute to our various educational programs, including the Health Services Organization and Policy PhD program, and professional master’s degree programs in public health, health services administration, and the health informatics program offered jointly by the School of Public Health, the School of Information and the School of Medicine.

HMP operates one of the oldest outreach programs (the Summer Enrichment Program (UMSEP) in HMP) that attracts and educates future leaders who are committed to eliminating racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health inequalities. The UMSEP has successfully assisted over 90% of its participants in attending graduate study in public health, health management, medicine, health sciences and business, with most moving to leadership positions in health systems, health policy and other health enterprises. In addition, SPH has multiple research and training centers that address racial equity in healthcare and public health, including the Collaborative for Behavioral Solutions to Healthcare Engagement and Access, Center for Evaluating Health Reform, Fathers and Sons Project, Future Public Health Leaders Program, Griffith Leadership Center, Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health.

The Department of Health Management & Policy and the School of Public Health (SPH) are committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan and encourage applications from faculty of color and women at senior ranks. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in any aspect of health teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI. We seek an individual who will contribute to the HMP tradition of high-impact scholarship, education, and public health leadership, as well as expand our focus and commitment in the fields of racial disparities in health and healthcare. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated funding and expertise in anti-racism and racial disparities in health and health care.

How to Apply

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that addresses (or includes as separate statements) research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence if available, a statement about experience and commitment to diversity.  We will ask for references and letters of recommendation at later stages of the process. All application materials must be submitted electronically via the University of Michigan Careers website at careers.umich.edu.  Use the keyword search to search for posting number “202402”, or navigate directly to this posting by pasting this link into your browser: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/202402/assistant_professorassociate_professorprofessor.

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