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University of Utah Associate Professor of Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Associate Professor of Professor



Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin TBD Based on Candidate


Governor Scott M. Matheson Endowed Chair in Health Care Studies

Fostering Collaboration in Research and Education

As a part of an interdisciplinary Transformative Excellence Program in Health Policy and Economics, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for a tenured endowed chair position in the Governor Scott M. Matheson Center for Health Care Studies. Candidates should have extensive research, teaching and service related to health care policy, management, and economics. The scholar filling the chair is expected to contribute and to strengthen the consortium of scholars from across the university who are committed to understanding and to transforming health care finance and delivery in an era of evolving demographic, technological and regulatory environment.

The mission of the endowed chair and center is facilitating faculty research development and broadening community connections in the understanding of health care policy, management, and economics. A second focus is to ensure that the center is positioned organizationally to act as a stimulus for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary initiatives across the University of Utah. This includes collaboration with existing educational programs such as the Master of Healthcare Administration in the School of Business, Masters of Policy Administration in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, PhD programs in Political Science, Population Health Science, and Economics.

To apply, follow the link:

Matheson Center

The Center seeks opportunities to build a mutual understanding of health care delivery from the perspective of academic researchers, providers, policy makers and patients and the broader community. Special attention is given to building links among the health sciences, policy, economics, and other disciplines to support these basic purposes.


All candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent, an excellent and sustained record of research, teaching interests in the area, and experience working across disciplines commensurate with their career stage. The search committee will place a high value on a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding.

For more information about the Governor Scott M. Matheson Center for Health Care Studies please see:

For more information about the Transformative Excellence Program in Health Policy and Health Economics or to apply for this position please see:

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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 09/18/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01819F

Type Faculty

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