Health Management and Policy Department Head and MHA Program Director

The University of Iowa College of Public Health seeks two dedicated and experienced leaders to serve in leadership roles: Health Management and Policy Department Head and MHA Program Director.

Reporting directly to Dean Edith Parker, the Department Head will set a compelling and inspiring vision for Health Management and Policy (HMP), propelling the college forward and effecting transformational change. The department head will 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.

The MHA Program Director will foster curricular innovation and champion student success. The program director will prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion among students and instructors while incorporating those core values into the MHA curriculum. The next director will diversify experiential learning and networking opportunities for students, promote research and scholarship, and enhance interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration. 

HMP faculty serve as PIs on more than $15 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. Home to nearly 80 full-time faculty and more than 400 graduate students, the college ranks among the top 10 publicly supported schools of public health in the U.S.

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 next HMP Department Head will have a record of leadership and experience advancing inclusiveness, collegiality, and scholarly relevance in the field. Requirements include academic experience in a related discipline, a PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD or equivalent degree in a related field, and qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the level of Professor with tenure. Learn more here or email

The successful MHA Program Director candidate will have professional experience in healthcare delivery and/or a record of success in an academic or educational environment. An advanced degree and record of scholarship is preferred. Read more here or email

Applicants should provide a CV and a letter of interest that highlights their relevant experience and background. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Ashlee Winters at the email addresses above.

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.