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MHA Director at Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

  • 1.  MHA Director at Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

    Posted 05-06-2021 14:22

    Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program (MHA)


    Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health located in Indianapolis on the IUPUI Campus

    We are recruiting a leader for our 50+ year old CAHME-accredited MHA program housed within a highly successful Department of Health Policy and Management.

    We seek a highly motivated individual to become the MHA program director who will be responsible for managing the MHA program (residential and newly approved executive track), ensuring appropriate oversight and continuous quality improvement. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, mentoring students, maintaining relationships with key practice organizations, assuring the curriculum meets the needs of stakeholders, collaborating on research, and participating in departmental activities including service. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong track-record in fostering diversity and inclusion. A terminal degree (PhD, DHA, MD, DSc, or equivalent) is preferred.

    The position is open rank and may be tenure-track, tenured, or fixed-term, depending upon the qualifications of the applicant. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of either practice and/or academic accomplishments in health administration, a commitment to professional and public service, interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring, and teaching. The candidate should have entrepreneurial skills, be respected by practicing health administrators, and have experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Stronger candidates will have excellent leadership, communication, and administrative abilities as well as experience with executive programs, program direction, alumni development, part-time and full-time students. Connections to, or the ability to develop relationships with the local, state, and national health administration practice community is highly desired. The position requires full-time presence at the Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis.

    Along with the MHA program, the Department of Health Policy and Management includes an MPH with a Health Policy and Management concentration, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, and a PhD program in Health Policy and Management. The department also houses the Center for Health Policy, which serves as the research hub of the department and a bridge between researchers, health care organizations, community leaders and state and local government.

    IUPUI, located in downtown Indianapolis, is the health and life science campus of Indiana University and the focal point of health profession education in the State of Indiana. The Department and School maintain close relationships with many health systems, the Indiana Hospital Association, local and state governmental organizations, physician groups, and other stakeholders. Faculty members also collaborate with the IU Schools of Medicine, Nursing, McKinney School of Law, Kelley School of Business, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the on-campus Regenstrief Institute.

    Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and the country's 11th largest city. Indianapolis offers superb cultural, educational, sports and dining opportunities. Residents enjoy low cost of living, short commute times, and high quality of life.

    Review of applications for the position of MHA Program Director will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and encourage and welcome applications from minorities and women. 

    Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their relevant qualifications and a copy of their curriculum vitae directly to the Faculty Search and Screen Committee. Electronic submission of all application materials is required and can be submitted online at: Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Joshua Vest, Department of Health Policy and Management, or (317) 278-8410.

    Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D. As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.


    Olena Mazurenko
    Indiana University
    Indianapolis IN