University of Iowa - Health Management and Policy Department Head, College of Public Health

IA, Iowa City

The University of Iowa College of Public Health seeks a dedicated and experienced leader to set a compelling vision for its Department of Health Policy and Management, inspiring others to engage in realizing that vision and propelling the college forward, effecting transformational change.

Reporting directly to Dean Edith Parker, the department head will serve as Health Management and Policy’s departmental executive officer (DEO). The DEO will be expected to recruit and retain excellent, diverse faculty and provide strong and effective mentorship; foster a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students; and guide innovation in curriculum and educational programs.

Health Management and Policy has 11 primary faculty and 54 adjunct faculty. Primary faculty serve as PIs on more than $18 million in research grants and contracts. The department’s PhD, MHA, EMHA and MPH programs are renowned for excellence in recruiting, training and placing graduates. The MHA program is ranked No. 8 nationally, and the PhD program is ranked No. 13 among the 25 Best Health Management and Policy PhD Programs.

The College of Public Health takes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to addressing public health challenges and to training the next generation of public health educators, researchers and leaders. With a robust research enterprise and steadily growing undergraduate public health program, it is home to nearly 80 full-time faculty and more than 400 graduate students across five departments: biostatistics, community and behavioral health, epidemiology, health management and policy, and occupational and environmental health.

Ranked among the top 10 publicly supported schools of public health in the U.S., the college provides an educational and research focus to public health efforts and initiatives across the university. Strong collaborations with NGOs and state agencies, University of Iowa Health Care and the Iowa City VA Health Care System, and other Iowa colleges, departments and centers make it an important and vital member of the campus and local communities.

The college is a stone’s throw from the heart of downtown Iowa City, perennially considered one of the most livable cities in America. Building on rich traditions and forging new collaborations on campus and beyond, the College of Public Health promotes global leadership in rural public health while aspiring to be the leading state-supported school of public health in the nation.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of leadership and administrative experience advancing a vision of inclusiveness, collegiality and scholarly relevance in health management and policy. Candidates must possess academic experience in a health management and policy discipline, a national reputation for research and scholarship, and experience building relationships with academic, community and industry partners. A PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD or equivalent degree in a related field and qualifications commensurate with an appointment as full professor with tenure in the college is required. To learn more, read the leadership profile.

Applicants should provide a CV and a letter of interest using the buttons below. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Ashlee Winters at

The University of Iowa is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career | Build a Life.” Learn more about local work/life resources, including dual-career support.