Assistant/Associate Professor

  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor

SOM Department of Population Health
Population Health Faculty

Position Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Family Group:

Job Description Summary:
The Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical School is seeking outstanding applicants for one or more full-time, tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. We are looking for core faculty members for our dynamic PhD program in Health Policy and Management and our well established and fully accredited Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program. Our programs are defined by a commitment to high quality education and scholarship that advance knowledge across a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, and meaningful service within our institution and across the state of Kansas.

Applicants should have a strong background in health policy or management and interest in teaching at the masters and PhD level. We are open to all areas of specialization but particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in any of the following areas: qualitative research methods, health disparities research, program and policy evaluation, and causal statistical methods. Qualified applicants will have a completed PhD in health policy and management or a closely related field (e.g., health economics, medical sociology, health services research, public administration, etc.) and demonstrated productivity in scholarly and funded research. Applicants must have potential to secure extramural funding, ideally as demonstrated by participation in recent grants and/or contracts. Evidence of effective teaching in courses related to the Department's degree programs is strongly preferred, along with experience supervising and mentoring doctoral students. All candidates also must be well-suited to working both individually and collaboratively within a dynamic, inter-disciplinary environment.

An application letter, CV, no more than two sample publications and the names of three references should be provided. Applications received by May 7, 2022, will receive full consideration, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis after that until the position(s) is filled.

For more information, visit the departmental website

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:
  • Qualified applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree that includes graduate or post-doctoral training in health policy and management or a closely related field (e.g., health economics, medical sociology, business, public administration, etc.).
  • Potential to support or secure extramural funding as demonstrated by participation in recent grants and/or contracts.
  • Ability to work both individually and collaboratively within a dynamic, inter-disciplinary environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of effective teaching in courses related to the Department's degree programs.
  • Interest in working in an academic medical center that has a strong focus on interdisciplinary education.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring doctoral students.
  • Relevant experience or background related to health policy, social determinants of health, health economics, health equity, etc.
Job Duties Outlined:
  • Teach graduate courses according to educational and research expertise.
  • Participate in course and curriculum development.
  • Support the department's teaching efforts, including lectures and other activities to medical students, graduate students, and post-graduate trainees.
  • Participate in departmental committees and activities, faculty meetings, and other Medical School committees. Provide other services to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.
  • Maintain an ongoing program of research. Secure external funding for research/training programs appropriate to expertise.
  • Collaborate with other faculty members as part of interdisciplinary research teams focused on advancing health care policy and health care delivery.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair
Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Two sample publications
  • Three References
Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit sor_JR003663-1 or go to and search for position number JR003663.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Centers mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at

KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

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