Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH) has openings for up to three tenure track faculty positions in health services research. This is an exciting time to join HPM and the BSPH. A new chair, Dr. Keshia Pollack Porter, began in February 2022, and she has a bold vision regarding scholarship, education, practice, and policy impact. Under her leadership, the Department has reaffirmed its committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, education, practice, and the department’s culture.
The Department is seeking to expand the scope of its expertise in health services research. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or comparable degree in health services research, management, decision sciences, economics, or a closely related field with research interests in the organization and delivery of health services.
One of the positions is for an assistant professor who will have a primary appointment in the Department and will also be affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge to Action and the Business of Health (KABOH) cluster, which aims to address the pressing social need of achieving better health outcomes in light of ever-rising health spending. This interdisciplinary research cluster is one of 10 of the University’s Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship Clusters. The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative is closely aligned with the KABOH cluster. This position with the KABOH cluster seeks an exceptional scholar committed to contributing to the understanding of pathways and policies whereby business can be a more effective, socially responsible, partner in advancing health for all.
Recruitment for the other two positions will be at the assistant or associate professor levels, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Priority areas include, but are not limited to, multidisciplinary and collaborative research regarding how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health information technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care; the quality and cost of health care; health care utilization; health care management and leadership; quality metrics and measures; and the impact of federal, state, and local health policies on health and health care. Faculty hired through this search will also have an opportunity to affiliate with any of the Department’s 16+ Centers and Institutes, and Affiliated Programs, in support of their research and practice activities. Candidates with an interest in equity related to health services research are especially encouraged to apply.
Ideal candidates for these positions will have an established track record of externally-funded research or the strong potential to develop one. A commitment to graduate-level advising, mentoring, and teaching is required.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a job market paper or publication reflective of their work, and current CV. Applications should include a statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, teaching, policy, and/or practice, and ways to continue to uplift these principles as a member of the HPM faculty (statement may be included in the cover letter or as a separate document).
If a candidate wants to be considered for the assistant professor position with the Knowledge to Action and the Business of Health (KABOH) cluster, they should explicitly state this in their letter of interest. Faculty are also welcome to identify Centers, Institutes, or Affiliated Programs of interest at BSPH in their letter of interest.
Two confidential professional reference letters are required for applicants who have completed their degree within 3 years. One letter must be from an academic mentor or dissertation advisor but the other may be provided by a student or colleague from a community organization. These letters should be directly submitted by referees through Interfolio. Other candidates should submit the names of three references as part of their initial application.
Cover letters should be addressed to Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor and Chair of the Search Committee. Please direct all questions about this search to Ms. Edith Jones, Senior Administrative Coordinator, at [email protected].
Ph.D or comparable degree in health services research, management, decision sciences, economics, or a closely related field with research interests in the organization and delivery of health services.
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