Associate/Full Professor of Healthcare Administration and Program Director of Master of Healthcare Administration Program

  • University of New Haven
  • West Haven, CT
  • Apr 09, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

University of New Haven Associate/Full Professor of Healthcare Administration and Program Director of Master of Healthcare Administration Program Search # 20-31F

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, based in the Department of Health Administration and Policy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven, is seeking to hire a full time tenure-track faculty member. This faculty member will serve as the Program Director of the MHA Program. Preferred areas of specialization are open. This is a position to be filled for Fall 2021.

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is one of the oldest in the region with a long and successful history of training healthcare leaders in Southern New England. Modern Healthcare has ranked the University of New Haven MHA as the 9th largest on-ground CAHME accredited healthcare administration programs in the US. The program earned CAHME Accreditation in November 2018 and will complete its re-accreditation in Spring 2021. The MHA Program is the only CAHME Accredited program in Connecticut and one of 4 programs in all of New England.

The MHA program operates three discrete programs: a traditional on-ground program, an executive-style cohort-based corporate program with Yale New Haven Health System, and a fully online MHA launching in Spring 2021.

The program has 6 full-time and 12 adjunct faculty teaching in the program and is supported by an Assistant Director. More than 140 students are enrolled in the program both full- and part-time and enrollment is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. The program has a strong history of quality internships and job placements with over 800 program alumni at work in a wide range of institutions around the country and internationally. To learn more about the program, visit

The program is seeking a colleague qualified to direct the MHA Program who can effectively develop and execute a vision for the program as it grows and matures as a program seeking national recognition in the field. The ideal candidate for this position will be effective at strategic planning, academic assessment, and student-focused leadership. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of and ability to teach in one of the 5 core domains of healthcare management.

The University of New Haven School of Health Sciences trains competent, caring health professionals by delivering innovative, interdisciplinary healthcare education and services that are student-centered, focused on excellence, with a global reach. The School aims to be a regional destination and nationally recognized leader for healthcare education and services at the forefront of healthcare for the 21st century. The School of Health Sciences is comprised of seven undergraduate and three graduate programs offered on its West Haven, Connecticut campus. The School's faculty include 55 full-time and clinical faculty, an on-campus Dental Center and a Health Sciences Simulation Laboratory.

The University of New Haven School of Health Sciences, launched in July 2018, is one of the most progressive health science schools in the US for its approach to integrate all health professionals-from technicians to physicians-in an interdisciplinary, interprofessional educational experience focused on its three primary pillars: prevention, professional ethics, and health technology. The School has embarked upon a 10-year plan of launching one new academic program each year for the next 10 years. The School of Health Sciences has strong relationships with multiple health systems in the southern New England region that provide ample opportunities for research, community partnerships, and other collaborations.

The University of New Haven's School of Health Sciences is one of first schools in the United States to pursue higher education certification from Planetree International. The partnership between the School of Health Sciences and Planetree International represents an unprecedented opportunity to develop and grow a health professions educational experience from the ground up with a person-centered care approach in mind. 

Specific Duties:

  • Teach 4-6 courses per year at the graduate level
  • Manage operations and academic affairs for the MHA Program
  • Manage and maintain CAHME Accreditation
  • Build industry relationships and internship offerings
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in the MHA program
  • Serve on departmental, college and university level committees
  • Maintain an active research agenda in the field of healthcare administration and policy and/or related fields

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in healthcare management, health services management, public health, health information technology, health informatics or a related field
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in healthcare administration at the graduate level
  • Knowledge of CAHME accreditation standards and competency-based education
  • Demonstrated research excellence in healthcare administration or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing accredited programs across multiple locations
  • Experience cultivating partnerships for internships and experiential learning
  • Experience teaching professional students in hybrid, online, or cohort learning environments
  • Active membership in AUPHA, ACHE, APHA, HIMSS or other relevant professional societies

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation. The hiring salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity.

The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University seeks candidates whose teaching, research and/or service has prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community. Applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship and/or service, contributes to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter including teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, a diversity and inclusion statement and contact information for at least three professional references to Interfolio.

University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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