Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Equity & Aging Tenure-Track Position Division of Health Policy and Management School of Public Health University of Minnesota
Minnesota is a leading hub of long-term care innovation in the United States. It is often ranked at or near the top of the American Association of Retired Person's annual State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Older Adults (http://www.longtermscorecard.org/). Dynamic collaboration between providers, researchers, policymakers and the citizens of Minnesota expand what is possible in how and where older persons live. 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 long-term care locally, regionally, and nationally. The Assistant Professorship in Health Equity and Aging was created to continue this legacy with a particular emphasis on advancing justice and equity for older persons, particularly those who are black, indigenous, or persons of color.
The Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota is seeking a unique individual to assume the Assistant Professorship in Health Equity and Aging to lead and collaborate on innovative scholarship focused on health equity, long-term care, and aging. Highly-qualified candidates for this position will be considered for an endowed, named professorship. Our interest in health equity ranges across multiple dimensions (including socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, indigenous, and rural, LGBTQ statuses), structural racism, and the social determinants of health. The holder of this professorship will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of black, indigenous, and persons of color receiving care and services in a wide range settings and will demonstrate the value and importance of research on aging as a way to improve community health and well-being. The Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Equity and Aging will also be offered the opportunity to participate in a robust professional mentorship model tailored to the needs and preferences of the scholar.
The Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Equity and Aging 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. We particularly seek applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences, consistent with the value this position places on health equity in aging communities. In particular, we welcome scholars with a record of research, teaching, and community service experience that will advance diversity and excellence in our Division, School, and the University of Minnesota.
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: http://www.hpm.umn.edu. 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-track appointments will be considered at the Assistant Professor levels, based on experience and qualifications.
Contact Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging and Professor, Division of Health Policy Management, School of Public Health at email@example.com or 612-626-2485 with questions. E-mailed applications are not accepted.
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.
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, or an MD with additional training or experience in health equity and aging. The ideal candidate will 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 (including community-based participatory research); (6) program or policy evaluation; and/or (7) implementation science and dissemination research.
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