Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management and Policy
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Location: Portland, Oregon
Health Care Management
Organization and Management Theory
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Health Systems Management and Policy (HSMP) Programs, invites applicants for one full-time 12-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2023. The current research strengths of the OHSU-PSU SPH are in the areas of health policy; health inequities arising from institutional, systems, policy, and/or managerial structures; substance use disorders; maternal and reproductive health; sexual/gender minority health; ecological health; and climate change. The SPH and HSMP programs involve faculty with research and applied expertise in health services, health systems and health policy who have primary appointments in other OHSU and PSU academic units, and in research and health services delivery organizations in Portland and elsewhere. The new HSMP faculty member will contribute research expertise in these areas of strength and/or expand expertise through the application of health systems management and policy expertise to topics that seek to address health inequities from a variety of perspectives. The HSMP faculty member will teach at least two graduate level HSMP courses per year, advise and mentor masters and doctoral students, and supervise doctoral research.
Duties of the position:
Develop and maintain a research program of health system and policy investigations, collaborating across the SPH, OHSU, and PSU, as well as externally.
Obtain extramural funding to support research activities and advance the HSMP programs.
Publish and/or otherwise communicate and disseminate the products of scholarship, including in peer-reviewed venues.
Teach health systems management and policy core and elective courses at the masters and/or doctoral level.
Advise and mentor graduate students, including supervising doctoral research.
Advance the strategic goals of the SPH, contribute to the shared governance of the SPH, and engage in collegial activities in support of the SPH missions.
A relevant doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, DPhil) in health systems management, health policy, organizational theory, or a closely related discipline with a health focus by the position start date.
Beginning or developed trajectory of increasing independence in conducting health systems management and policy research.
Beginning or developed track record of communicating and disseminating products of scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications in health systems management and policy related content areas.
Demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding for a research program.
Experience with, and interest in, teaching graduate courses in health systems management and policy core topics.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
Commitment to educational equity and promotion of diversity.
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is a national model for community engagement and academic innovation. Together, the two universities offer unmatched opportunity for students to learn in the classroom and in real-world settings. The OHSU-PSU SPH is uniquely positioned within two universities. Portland State University (www.pdx.edu) is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, and is a comprehensive public urban university of national distinction, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Oregon Health & Science University (www.ohsu.edu) is known internationally for groundbreaking and life-saving research in cancer and medicine. Approximately 60 students are currently enrolled in the MPH:HMP, and another 30 are enrolled in the PhD in HS&P. The School of Public Health overall has an enrollment of approximately 1100 undergraduates, 270 masters students, and 50 doctoral students. The SPH has a core faculty of 75, and another 70 participate as affiliated and adjunct faculty. The SPH offers six MPH programs, one MS program, two graduate certificate programs, three PhD programs, and six concentrations within two undergraduate programs. Faculty across the... school are engaged in a wide range of teaching, research and service activities related to health systems transformation, social justice, social and political determinants of health, behavioral health systems integration, and community-engaged scholarship.