Assistant/Associate Professor Outcomes Research/Healthcare Financing

Assistant/Associate Professor Outcomes Research/Healthcare Financing

Assistant/Associate Professor Outcomes Research/Healthcare Financing

Posting Date: 12/04/2023

Closing Date: 12/04/2024

Job Information/Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor Outcomes Research/Healthcare Financing

SOM Department of Population Health
Population Health Faculty

Position Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor Outcomes Research/Healthcare Financing

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Job Description Summary:
The Department of Population Health seeks candidates of exceptional potential and emerging scholarship to enhance our research and educational portfolio in health outcomes, health services research, and health finance. Multiple hires possible for 12-mos, full time tenure-track positions for first time or late Assistant Professor. Mid-career investigators also considered.

Located in the School of Medicine, the Department provides a robust, interdisciplinary environment in an academic medical center setting. With faculty on three campuses – Kansas City, Wichita, Salina – the Department is the academic home for nationally-ranked, accredited graduate educational programs leading to the MHSA and MPH, as well as the MSCR and PhD. We are committed to addressing rural and urban health inequities through strong partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, health systems and other parties in diverse communities and across the care delivery continuum in the rapidly growing, multicultural Mid-West context. We seek faculty eager to build collaborations with our clinician colleagues, the University of Kansas Health System, and other community health systems caring for our diverse regional catchment area.

Competitive candidates will have a demonstrable content expertise and teaching capabilities in health services research, such as utilization management, outcomes assessment, healthcare payment systems; healthcare financing (Medicare/Medicaid); economic evaluation and quality of care; cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. Familiarity with state and federal datasets, system-level EHR or experience using other clinical information systems for research is an asset. In addition to a strong record of partnership with state and regional health authorities, the Department has access to exceptional campus resources to support diverse community engagement and recruitment, quantitative analytics and health informatics. Opportunities abound for collaboration through KUMC’s Frontiers Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the KU School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and the KU Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Joint or secondary appointments for clinicians are possible.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

Education: Doctorate or equivalent with analytic training in population health (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health-related behavioral or social sciences)

Work Experience:

• Record of scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, appropriate to rank.

• History of commitment to interdisciplinary, graduate teaching and mentoring in respective methods and areas of expertise.

• Potential for extramural funding via participation in recent grants and/or contracts, appropriate to rank as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience:

• Experience supervising and mentoring doctoral students.

• Evidence of principal investigator status.

• Evidence of effective teaching relevant to master’s level courses in health finance and/or health economics

Skills: Demonstrable research focus in health services, especially health outcomes assessment, health finance or policy analysis

Job Duties Outlined

• Maintain an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to expertise.

• Collaborate with other faculty members via interdisciplinary research teams.

• Teach and participate in graduate courses and curriculum development.

• Participate in the intellectual life of the Department and School of Medicine, e.g. faculty and departmental committees and activities. Provide other service to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair.

The Department of Population Health works to foster an inclusive professional community that promotes and sustains diversity in all our endeavors. We actively encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in the health and biomedical sciences, people of all genders, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. KUMC is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration.

Required Documents

• CV

• Cover Letter addressing preparation and vision for graduate teaching, research, and service in our academic medical center setting

• Professional statement on academic diversity, equity and inclusion – e.g. describe how your prior experience could contribute to our academic mission to encourage first-generation learners, those from rural communities or other backgrounds, to advance science of population health (approx. 1 page)

• No more than 3 sample publications

• Name and contact information of 3 potential academic references

If selected as a final candidate for this position, you may be required to complete the Association of American of Universities Representations and Warranties document and sign a release of records that will allow the University of Kansas Medical Center to conduct a further background check with former employers. A copy of the Representations and Warranties document can be found

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus nine paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR005614.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at


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