Open Rank - Healthcare Administration

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks a nine-month open rank tenure-track position in the School’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program beginning August 2020. Appointment at the Associate or Professor rank is dependent on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences faculty.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

•Earned doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration/Management, or Business Administration/Management (with a master’s degree and/or at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Healthcare Administration)

•Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in the Healthcare Administration field

•Evidence of successful online teaching experience in an accelerated format

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:

•Have experience working in a healthcare organization resulting in direct industry specific administrative knowledge

•18 hours of graduate coursework that would dually credential the candidate for a secondary area of the College

•Coursework and/or experience in healthcare finance and/or accounting highly desirable

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare graduates with the essential foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide effective, ethical, and innovative leadership, management, and administration across a wide range of health systems and organizations. The MHA program is 42 credit hour graduate degree program consisting of curriculum aligned with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) standards and competencies. The curriculum is offered through UNCW’s Online Accelerated Program or the “OAP model.”

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) has six undergraduate degree programs: Athletic Training; Public Health; Exercise Science; Healthful Living and Fitness Education; Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management; and Recreation Therapy. The SHAHS also has a Master’s of Science degree in Gerontology and 4+1 options (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology, Recreation Therapy / Gerontology, and Exercise Science / Gerontology, and supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education. Minors are offered in Gerontology; Health; and Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management. Each of these degree programs focuses on helping others find enjoyment and satisfaction in their lives regardless of age or ability.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Science, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date of September 30, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.  Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at

Address application documents to: Dr. Eric Richardson