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Health Policy and Management Area – Assistant Professor Teaching-Track Position

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management Area. The position will begin on July 1, 2024.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Health Policy or Health Management or a related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of teaching excellence and a strong commitment to innovation in teaching. They will be expected to contribute extensively to the School’s academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations, teach courses in a range of programs (including MBA and MHM programs), and across a wide range of health courses including, but not limited to, health policy analysis, economic evaluation of health programs, health communications, population health, international health systems, and healthcare finance. The successful candidate will have extensive experience teaching courses delivered in-person, online, and in blended formats and will have experience supervising master’s or undergraduate level student research projects and scholarly papers. University teaching experience that includes teaching regulated health professionals and adult learners is preferred, with a minimum of two years of full-time teaching experience at a university. Teaching responsibilities may include a mixture of day classes, evening sessions as well as full day weekend sessions. Normally, this position will have a teaching load of eight course-sections per year.

The Health Policy and Management Area supports a culture that embraces interdisciplinary collaboration; drives the creation and application of evidence-based knowledge; and promotes collegial activity both within the School of Business and across faculties. The DeGroote School of Business is one of six faculties at McMaster University, and we believe in experiential learning: complementing classroom studies with hands-on experience. The successful candidate will be expected to keep abreast of developments in the discipline, participate in the ongoing development of curricula, serve on Area committees, and support the School’s initiatives within the business, academic and other external communities. Conducting pedagogical research is also encouraged.

Further information about the School can be found at

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Business at to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the McMaster Academic Careers website:, (Faculty Postings, Job #60687), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Glen Randall, Chair, Health Policy and Management Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LMS 4M4.

Please submit the following materials:

• a letter of application, describing the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable (including a statement regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below));
• a current Curriculum Vitae (with specific start and stop dates where applicable);
• a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching interests, philosophy, approaches to experiential learning, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness (breadth, depth, and effectiveness of teaching for in-person, online, and blended learning formats) for various student populations (undergraduate, graduate, adult learners/professionals) for all teaching in the past 5 years;
• a brief statement describing understanding of, and any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research, or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum); and
• a statement of any research interests or past activities related to pedagogy in the field of health policy and/or health management (optional). For example, if you have prepared any cases written for classroom use or experiential exercises that you developed.

Note that letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Health Policy and Management Area will request three letters of reference at a later stage of the search process.

Review of applications will begin on March 18th and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

• Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
• No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.