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The University of Georgia
College of Public Health
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Posted: 08/5/2019
Department Head of Health Policy and Management

The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public Health invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management ( Outstanding applicants in all areas of health policy or health management are encouraged to apply. This is a position at either the Associate or Full Professor level, depending on experience. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the development and growth of the department and expansion of research, outreach, and instruction in health policy, management, health informatics and related disciplines.

The Department’s instructional programs include the Master of Public Health, a newly approved Master of Health Administration, and a robust working professional Doctor of Public Health degree program offered at the UGA Gwinnett campus. We are a young department with 13 full-time and 5 part-time faculty committed to instruction, research and outreach with an aim of improving health care quality and access. HPAM faculty members have leadership roles in, and close involvement with, three interdisciplinary units of the College: 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 School of Social Work, the Terry College of Business, the College of Pharmacy and the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape future research directions; expand existing programs in the department; and act as a liaison with other faculty at UGA College of Public Health and UGA. Resources will be available to the new Department Head for hiring additional faculty with expertise in health policy and/or health management. The department is located in new facilities at the UGA Health Sciences Campus.

We seek external applicants with extensive experience in health policy and management disciplines, demonstrable administrative and leadership skills, and an established record of accomplishment in public health research and instruction. Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree) in Health Policy, Health Management, or a related discipline. Requirements for each rank are outlined University’s Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines and the College of Public Health's Promotion and Tenure Guidelines. This tenure-track (or tenured) position is an academic 9-month appointment. Rank and tenure status on appointment will be based on the application and promotion and tenure guidelines. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

The College of Public Health was established in 2005, is comprised of four academic departments and four research institutes, and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The College has approximately 70 full-time faculty and 140 staff that serve an enrollment of around 1,000 students per year. 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 (

The University of Georgia is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. For more information about the University of Georgia, please refer to UGA 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. (

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Thursday, September 26, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at Please see the job posting at:

To request a descriptive Opportunity Profile for this position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information, please contact Mary Ann Foil, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-5769 or Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.