Associate Professor (with tenure)

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
March 25, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


We particularly seek applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences, consistent with the value we place on health equity. Applicants should have a PhD. in a field relevant to health services research (e.g., public health, health policy, social and behavioral science, health research methodology, health services research) or an MD with additional training or experience in one or more of the following areas for faculty positions at the tenure-track or contract Assistant/Associate Professor or the tenured Associate Professor levels: Federal and state policy; rural health; and/or implementation science.

The candidate will also have strong methodological skills in one or more of the following areas: (1) experimental and observational designs; (2) intervention research; (3) quantitative methods; (4) qualitative or mixed-methods; (5) community-engaged research methodologies; (6) program or policy evaluation; and/or (7) implementation and dissemination.

About the Job

Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health

The mission of the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota is to advance health and health care for all through evidence and education. We seek up to three new faculty members who excel in their fields of specialization to join our faculty and staff in achieving this mission. The new faculty will join a vibrant and growing health services research and teaching education community based in the Twin Cities, with connections and impact across the country and the globe.

Successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary faculty of over 40. The Division has five active teaching programs with a combined enrollment of close to 400 students, including an MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy, a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, MS and PhD programs in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, and a post-doctoral mentored training program in Learning Health Systems Research. The Division is one of four in the School of Public Health, which is located in a large Academic Health Center, and enjoys close working relations with a variety of health care programs and organizations locally and across the country, as well as governmental agencies at the local, state and national levels. Information about the Division is available at: .

Duties include: collaborate with and lead efforts to design research projects, acquire funding and conduct high-quality research; publish peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and/or books; teach and advise MHA, MPH, MS, and PhD students; mentor and collaborate with our post-doctoral fellows; and serve on Division, School, University, and community and professional committees. In addition to potential for or demonstrated excellence in research, applicants should also possess potential or demonstrated experience teaching in one or more of the above areas at the graduate level - including face-to-face and online instruction to full-time and executive students - and advising students and serving on their committees. Tenure, tenure-track or contract appointments will be considered at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels, based on experience and qualifications.

To apply for the tenure-track or contract opening, please search job opening ID 335742.

While our work has national and international influence, we build and innovate from a strong local foundation. Minnesota is a leader in reshaping and improving the rapidly changing health care sector in the United States. Some of the first vertically integrated healthcare systems in the country were formed in Minnesota (HealthPartners in 1992; Allina Health in 1994) and the first minute clinics were started in Minnesota. The state was among the first to incentivize patient-centered, coordinated care for all patient populations, particularly those with complex needs, through its Health Care Homes (HCH) initiative. The state boasts among the highest rates of Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption in the country (100% in hospitals, 98% in clinics, 97% in clinical labs, 95% in nursing homes and 94% in local health departments). Four of the top ten performing health care markets in the country are in Minnesota (St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud, Minneapolis), according to The Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on Local Health System Performance ( The University of Minnesota, as the state's flagship research and land-grant institution, has long played a central role in fostering robust, engaged partnerships to advance health, health care delivery, and health policy at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

These 12-month, 100% time appointments offer an excellent package of University benefits (see ). Salary and rank are based on experience and qualifications. The positions are open until filled.

How To Apply

Review of applications begins in February 2020 and continues until filled. Candidates who wish to apply should provide contact and demographic information, a cover letter which includes their area of emphasis as it pertains to the areas outlined in the job posting (state and federal policy, rural health, or implementation science), CV and contact information for three references. Contact Tracey Kane ( with questions. E-mailed applications are not accepted.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The School of Public Health is committed to supporting an inclusive community and holistically assesses the qualifications of each applicant. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, and experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Because the SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, we particularly welcome applicants from groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including racial/ethnic groups.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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