Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Health Systems Management
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Hospital Administration

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor for the Health Systems Management Program. The Rush University health systems management program is ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor is an open rank position, with responsibilities for teaching, research, and service in health administration and policy. This is a 12 month position. Teaching responsibilities will include masters-level courses across the residential and/or executive degree tracks. Primary instructional duties may include courses in finance, marketing, research methods, policy, informatics and/or other topical areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Achieving excellence in and maintaining the quality of the Master of Science in Health Systems Management (MS-HSM) degree offerings.
  2. Teach multiple courses in the MS-HSM Executive Track, Residential Track, and elsewhere in the Rush University System for Health as needed.
  3. Teach using multiple delivery mechanisms that may include face to face, online, and hybrid modalities.
  4. Advise, coach, and mentor students.
  5. Maintain a funded program of scholarly research, independently and in collaboration with other Rush faculty.
  6. Participate in professional and/or community service.
  7. Participate in and/or lead department, college, and university committees as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Earned doctorate in health administration, business, educational leadership, or a closely related field.
  2. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the graduate level (as evidence by prior course evaluations).
  3. Excellent record of scholarly achievement in applied research and funding relevant to health administration.
  4. Active involvement in relevant national professional associations (e.g., AcademyHealth, Academy of Management, AUPHA, ACHE, ASPA, INFORMS, NCAF).
  5. Appreciation for collaborating with practitioners in education activities. Evidence of effectiveness in collaborating a plus.
  6. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. A capable role-model of the Rush I-CARE values (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).
  8. Experience with a CAHME-accredited, nationally recognized program a plus. Experience in health care industry a plus.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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