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University of Utah Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor


City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin TBD Based on Candidate


As a part of an interdisciplinary Transformative Excellence Program, the University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure track or tenured faculty position (open rank) related to health policy and health economics. Faculty hired into this program are expected to contribute to and strengthen the consortium of scholars from across the university who are committed to understanding and transforming health care policy, finance and delivery in an era of evolving demographic, technological and regulatory environments.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a major research university. The U offers over 100 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate degree programs to over 30,000 students. The University of Utah is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the nation, and is one of the newest members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation.

About the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Department of Population Health Sciences

The University of Utah School of Medicine combines excellence in teaching, research, and clinical expertise to train tomorrow’s physicians for the rapidly changing world of medicine. With a faculty of more than 1,000 physicians and researchers and 22 clinical and basic science departments, the School of Medicine is widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in the genetics of disease, cancer, biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, and other areas of leading-edge medicine.

Consisting of 23 full-time faculty members, the Department of Population Health Sciences ( PHS ) at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation, and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes, and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure that advances capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.


•A Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, public health, health services research, population health sciences, business, public policy or related areas

•An excellent and sustained record of independent scholarship

•Strong or emerging record of establishing independent, extramurally-funded research projects commensurate with rank

•Strong communication skills and engagement with diverse audiences

•Success in leading and/or participating in multi-disciplinary, multi-sector teams

•Teaching experience in relevant areas

•Demonstrated record of collaborating with faculty and mentoring or ability to mentor students

•Experience in the study of the social determinants of health and health outcomes

•Expertise in the analysis of large-scale health-related databases

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a statement of accomplishments and interests in research, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references.

To apply, please follow the link:

For questions regarding this position, contact Lauren Budinger at (801) 587-2258 or via email:

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/25/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02494F

Type Faculty

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