The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University announces a search for a dynamic leader to serve as Rollins Endowed Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM).
The Departmental mission is to advance knowledge about access, delivery, and cost of health care in order to improve population health and promote health equity. The Department is a leader in innovative research and educational programs to train the next generation of scholars and professionals in health policy, health services research, and health care management. The Department comprises 18 primary faculty members and over 25 adjunct faculty members affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and many other organizations. Department faculty members collaborate with researchers and students throughout the Rollins School of Public Health (departments include: Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences; Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Global Health) and throughout the Emory system including the School of Medicine, Woodruff School of Nursing, Winship Cancer Institute, Goizueta Business School, School of Law and Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
The Department offers courses of study leading to the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degrees through the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree through the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Department offers MPH degrees in both a Management track and a Policy track, as well as a MSPH in Health Policy Research.
Characteristics of the Department Chair include:
- Visionary and strategic planning skills needed to advance the Department’s mission of high-impact science and scholarship in health policy and management.
- A proven track record in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to research, education, and service.
Communication and consensus-building skills to enable a supportive academic community organized around shared principles.
- Demonstrated success in mentoring faculty members of all ranks, especially junior faculty and early-career scholars.
- Experience designing and/or delivering innovative education programs and dedication toa culture of engaged learning and student success.
- Ability to cultivate and manage the talent of the Department’s administrative staff members.
- Commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and multiple methodological approaches to advance new knowledge.
- Success in building collaborations and partnerships within and across academic departments, as well as with external organizations (such as community-based, governmental, and health care/service provision entities).
- Success in building a productive program of research and maintaining funding support from extramural sponsors.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health, population health sciences, policy, management, economics, medicine, or a related discipline; a prominent record of academic scholarship, service, and teaching; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; dedication to faculty career development and to training the next generation of HPM students; and strong advocacy for community-engaged, collaborative, and methodologically rigorous research. Candidates should understand trends in the field; have a demonstrated ability to foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration; and have proven leadership and management abilities in a fast-paced environment.
The committee will accept applications from candidates with an established record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor.
Guided by these leadership characteristics, duties of the Department Chair include:
- Cultivate excellence of the Department’s academic programs and provide visionary leadership in developing innovative research and educational initiatives.
- Advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Department community and lead by example through demonstrating principles of fairness and transparency.
- Support, promote, and enhance Departmental faculty members’ research success and impact in the field.
- Recruit and retain faculty who can build on existing Department strengths and strategic goals.
- Foster relationships and collaborations within the Department and with external partners (e.g., within the Rollins School of Public Health, across Emory University, with other peer departments/schools, and in non-academic settings).
- Provide oversight of financial, organizational, and human resources of the Department.
- Contribute to additional initiatives through consultation with the Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health.
Prospective applicants should apply online and email a letter of interest and CV to the Search Chair: Dr. Don Operario (Don.Operario@emory.edu), with copy to Allison.Suessmith@emory.edu. Questions can be directed to the Search Chair.
The starting date is negotiable, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Emory University - Rollins School of Public Health
RSPH employs over 200 faculty members and enrolls over 1,300 graduate students per year in its MPH, MSPH, and doctoral programs. RSPH is ranked 4th in “Best Public Health Schools” by US News and World Report. RSPH enjoys impressive physical resources with state-of-the-art IT and classroom facilities, open spaces for collaboration and groupwork, dedicated student spaces, small seminar rooms and large lecture halls. Through a generous gift from the Rollins family, RSPH recently celebrated the opening of a third building to the School which brings total space to 500,000 square feet. RSPH faculty and students are supported by a dedicated team of IT and facilities staff who are integral to our academic mission and valued members of our inclusive community. The School is located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, and is adjacent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. The Health Sciences Schools of Emory share a green space-filled campus with the Emory Goizueta Business School, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Candler School of Theology, and the School of Law - these academic units are situated in close proximity, facilitating opportunities for interaction and collaboration. RSPH fosters a culture of inclusion and organizational equity as described in its policy (https://www.sph.emory.edu/about/documents/rsph-dei-policy.pdf).
Emory University is a leading institution of higher education. Emory’s endowment is among the largest of universities in the United States. Emory enrolls over 15,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by almost 3,300 faculty. Emory has an international reputation for world-renowned scholarship and research, unparalleled teaching, and a preeminent medical center that provides students with the access to and opportunity for hands-on learning experiences with top medical researchers and scholars. Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center serves as a health research and teaching arm of Emory University, facilitating close collaboration between the university and Emory Healthcare. Woodruff Health Sciences Center is comprised of the Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Emory Global Health Institute, the Winship Cancer Institute—a NCI–designated comprehensive cancer center—and Emory Healthcare.