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Job Announcement - Two Assistant Professor positions, Health Services Admin, Auburn University

  • 1.  Job Announcement - Two Assistant Professor positions, Health Services Admin, Auburn University

    Posted 12-21-2020 10:54

    Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration (two positions available, start date 8/16/2021)  

    The Health Services Administration (HADM) program at Auburn University invites applications for two nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor positions with a projected start date of August 16, 2021. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in health administration, public health, or a closely related discipline by the start date, and present a strong indication of future research productivity in appropriate academic journals.

    The program seeks someone with teaching and scholarly interests that complement those of the current faculty. Successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of healthcare management, and should have the ability to teach across the undergraduate health services administration curriculum (e.g. U.S. healthcare delivery system, management, health information technology, post-acute care, policy, etc.) as needed. Areas of particular need for expertise/course coverage include healthcare financial management, health insurance/reimbursement, and health policy. Relevant field experience is desired, but not required.

    The individual selected will teach two to three courses per semester to full-time undergraduate students and will also be expected to engage in scholarly activity. Extramural funding for research is not a contractual requirement. This position offers significant faculty development opportunities through internal and external grant funding opportunities and Auburn's Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. In addition to teaching and research, the successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to academic program development, and service within the University, the profession, and community. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills are required.

    Review of applications will begin mid January 2021, and will continue until a suitable candidate has been selected. To apply, please visit Candidates are required to submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vita, contact information for three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), and an official transcript of all graduate work.

    The HADM program serves approximately 150 undergraduate students. The more than ninety percent placement rate of its students in either administrative positions or graduate school is a testament to both the dedication of program faculty and the quality of its students. The B.S. program in Health Services Administration has been accredited by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration since 1995. The program is devoted to academic distinction in research, teaching, and service, and focuses on a culture of student and faculty engagement, bridging theory with practice to extend scholarship and learning beyond the classroom. The program is housed in the Department of Political Science within the College of Liberal Arts.

    Auburn University is one of the nation's premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor's, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn's 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

    Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

    Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

    Direct questions to Dr. Cathleen Erwin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL, 36849-5208. Email:


    Cathleen Erwin
    Associate Professor
    Auburn University
    Auburn AL