Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - Health Policy

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How to Apply

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that address (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:

Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of the search committee, Scott Greer at

Consideration of applications will occur on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  We will begin reviewing applications on September 22, 2023, for a start date of September 2024.

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The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) at the University of Michigan is seeking a faculty member at any level - assistant, associate or full professor - within the field of health policy.  Individuals who have or will complete degrees in political science, public policy, health policy, or other social science discipline are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Mission Statement

A strength of the SPH community is its commitment to attracting, training and engaging students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds, cultures, values and perspectives. We seek to create an environment that invites and values the contributions of everyone so that we can fulfill our public health mission. Toward this end, we are committed to honest and respectful dialogue, treating everyone with dignity and respect, and managing tensions and different viewpoints with maturity, sensitivity and as growth opportunities. We view this approach to diversity as fundamental to achieving our educational, research, practice and professional development goals because it provides opportunities for us to expand our horizons, learn from each other and do our best work.

Who We Are

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 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.

The Department 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. The department supports LAUNCH committees (following guidance from ADVANCE) for each new faculty member which entails a committee including 2 senior members of the department (one in a field related to the faculty member) and two members from outside the department (at least one with field expertise) who meet every other month during the first year of the faculty member's appointment. The goal of the LAUNCH committee is to discuss all aspects of new faculty member's transition: research, teaching, service, clinical responsibilities, work/life integration, family transitions/adjustment to Ann Arbor, and challenges or questions in any area the faculty member wants to discuss.

Required Qualifications*

The ideal person for the position is capable of teaching political science at the graduate level, has strong research skills and evidence of a research agenda that focuses on the policy aspects of important public health, healthcare or related issues.  We are especially interested in a scholarly commitment to anti-racism and equity. With a start date of August 2024, the candidate must have a PhD prior to the start date.

We seek researchers with strong scholarly credentials and a record or promise of external research funding. The faculty member will be expected to teach in our leading master and doctorate programs, and possibly in the School of Public Health's undergraduate program. HMP is committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan and encourages applications from faculty of color and women at all ranks. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in all aspects of teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI in their materials.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.