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Assistant Professor, Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Healthcare Management

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $200-230k, including the scale salary and a market off-scale component. The posted UC Academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position:
Business Salary Scale: Health Sciences Compensation Plan:
If the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, additional compensation may be available. Salary is negotiated annually. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: December 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Rady School of Management ( and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science ( at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invite applications for a new joint appointed Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position as part of the Chancellor’s Joint FTE Hires Initiative. Chancellor’s Joint Hires are intended to augment, enhance, and/or leverage the traditional allocation of FTEs in order to achieve strategic priorities, by encouraging joint faculty hires across the major academic segments of campus.

This joint FTE appointment between The Rady School of Management and The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health (HWSPH) will be focusing in Healthcare Management Science, a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that aims to advance knowledge of how to more efficiently design and manage the delivery of healthcare services in both developed and emerging economies. A partnership between the School of Management and School of Public Health will leverage the former’s expertise in healthcare operations with the latter’s expertise in health policy and health services evaluation and will apply bidirectional, enhanced discipline on research and a significant improvement in translational impact as measured by implementation in healthcare clinical settings and the evolution of health policy.

With tremendous potential for interdisciplinary research in the science of healthcare operations and delivery, some relevant topics to this position include: stochastic processes, optimization, strategic patient modeling, management information systems, and development, implementation and evaluation of health care policies and practices.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service will advance UC San Diego’s efforts toward Enriching Human Life and Society. Teaching responsibilities will be through both the School of Management and School of Public Health. This joint search aims to hire faculty who will continue educating tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare and public health, empowering them with an interdisciplinary perspective of the interaction between healthcare operations and healthcare policy and an understanding of insights from recent advances in healthcare management sciences.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program web site at

The appointee should be aware that there are University policy limitations on outside professional activities. Additional information can be found here: for non-HSCP participants; for Health Sciences Compensation Plan participants


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have demonstrated experience in research in healthcare management science, healthcare operations, health policy, or health services evaluations with 1-2 working paper(s) or publication(s) in reputable scholarly journals and experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students, which may be at the Teaching Assistant level for applicants who have not held a faculty position previously.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have a PhD, DrPH, or other doctoral degree focused in a business discipline, public health, health policy, or related field awarded by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and plan to contribute to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty.

Additional consideration given to applicants with emerging scholarly records and demonstrated teaching experience with graduate students and executives. The schools seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • COVID 19 Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

La Jolla, CA