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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Policy - SPHHS in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and Policy - SPHHS

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Health Promotion & Policy


Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environme5nt in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Health Promotion and Policy is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Health Policy and Management at the Assistant Professor level.

We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in developing an extramurally funded research program and teaching in health policy and management or health services research. This is a fully state funded (9 month) tenure track position.

Duties include an active program of research, teaching, and service as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates should have experience with graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, securing extramural research funding from federal and state funding agencies, foundations and other sources.

Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: (1) health care administration, including health care organizations, institutional management, organizational behavior, or financial management; (2) health services research, including health care quality and equity, health economics, comparative effectiveness, outcomes research or technology assessment; (3) health equity, including but not limited to structural racism, stigma/prejudice/bias/discrimination in healthcare, social determinants of health, women’s health, disability, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ+ health, or health across the lifespan; (4) health policy analysis, including evaluation of health programs, health services, and/or public health programs.

Candidates whose lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities will contribute significantly to campus goals of greater equity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field of study.

  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential.

  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

    Additional Information

The University of Massachusetts is committed to promoting diversity and to recruiting and teaching a diverse student body. The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a letter describing their areas of research interest and teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample of written work; and (4) three letters of recommendation through PageUp.

Applications should be submitted byOctober 15, 2022to ensure full consideration; review of applications will be considered until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of September 2023.

Questions about the search can be directed to the departmental administrative assistant, Ms. Gloria Seaman ( or the search committee chair, Dr. Kimberley Geissler (

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Aug 5 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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