The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applications for two faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, tenured or tenure-track (rank and tenure status commensurate with qualifications). A doctoral degree in Economics, Health Services Research or a related discipline with a research focus on health is required. Applicants with research interests in outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical decision making, and research methods are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent research program, secure extramural funding, teach graduate courses (e.g., Cost-Effectiveness and Decision Analysis) and engage in departmental and interdisciplinary collaborations. For the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, applicants should have demonstrated the ability to make high quality, nationally recognized contributions in academic scholarship and teaching and show promise of continued professional growth.
The UAB School of Public Health (SOPH) is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health. The UAB-SOPH has more than $39 million in active grant research and five academic departments. The school is also home to a number of public health practice-oriented centers including the Center for the Study of Community Health, Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Sparkman Center for Global Health, Alabama-Mississippi Public Health Training Center, and Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center. The five departments within the SOPH offer training in more than 20 major specialty areas and engage in numerous interdisciplinary training programs with the Graduate School and the various health professional schools at UAB.
The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy conducts research as well as providing training and education at the undergraduate, master and doctoral level. The undergraduate degree is a general B.S. degree in Public Health offered through the School of Public Health. Departmental Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in health policy, health care organization, general theory and practice, maternal and child health policy and leadership, public health preparedness as well as coordinated degree options in business, optometry, public administration, nursing, social work, and juris doctorate. The department also offers a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in outcomes research. The department's Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has concentrations in Public Health Management, and Maternal and Child Health Policy.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.