Open Rank Faculty, Health Policy School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) The University Of Delaware Newark, DE
The University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) invites candidates for a tenure-track position with a primary focus on health policy and the social determinants of health. The successful candidate will have an opportunity for a joint appointment in another social science department, including Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Women and Gender Studies. The candidate would be expected to participate in the Partnership for Healthy Communities, a university-wide initiative to apply the knowledge, skills and energy of the university to address the social determinants of health.
We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with rank determined by the qualifications of the applicant. We seek candidates with excellent scholarly records who are interested in propelling the School’s national and international reputations in areas related to health policy and the social determinants of health, particularly analysis of health conditions and outcomes for those living in communities characterized by social and economic disadvantage. Ideal candidates will have strengths in rigorous policy analysis, a record of success in securing external funding, and experience supervising graduate students.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at the time of application, and training in Public Policy Analysis, Public Health, Social Policy, or related fields in the social/behavioral sciences. We also encourage applications from candidates in intellectual areas such as Women and Gender Studies, including an interest in the health impacts of domestic and gender-based violence, and applied Health Sciences, with a focus on health systems and health services. The successful candidate will have a scholarly record appropriate to the academic rank of the appointment that includes publications, an active research agenda, and successful teaching experiences.
The School has been identified as a university priority for growth and development. This enhancement builds upon SPPA’s national standing as a comprehensive school of public affairs that integrates academic excellence with professional practice. The School offers a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in-person and online, a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), an M.A. and Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Disaster Science and Management, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Public Policy, Organizational and Community Leadership, and Energy and Environmental Policy. Candidates will be expected to contribute to multiple SPPA programs.
The Joseph R. Biden Institute is strengthening the School’s role as a driving force in the formation and analysis of consequential domestic policy solutions to some of the nation’s most compelling challenges. In addition to the Biden Institute, the research and public service units affiliated with SPPA include the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, the Center for Community Research and Service, the Center for Historic Architecture and Design, the Disaster Research Center, and the Institute for Public Administration. The successful candidate may seek appointment in one or more of these units. See http://www.sppa.udel.edu/.
Applicants should submit a personal statement outlining their academic strengths and proposed contributions toward the above stated goals of prominence for the School, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references, using the Interfolio® online system at UD http://apply.interfolio.com/54755 . Additional information may be requested after initial review of applicants. The committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Submit inquiries, but not application materials, to Professor Dan Rich, Search Committee Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research. The Department is located within the College of Arts & Sciences. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu). UD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.
Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be seen at: www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html