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Tenure-Track Position, Health Policy and Management

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 tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Management Area. The position will commence on July 01, 2022. Appointment rank (Assistant or Associate) will depend on qualifications and research record.

The Health Policy and Management Area at the DeGroote School of Business is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The School offers several programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Health Policy and Management Area participates in these programs in several ways, including specializations in Health Services Management (as part of the MBA program) and Health Management (as part of the Ph.D. program). The Area is also involved in several collaborative interdisciplinary graduate programs across campus (e.g., eHealth, Global Health). Further information about the School and Area can be found at:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through publications in high-quality journals, participate in national and international academic conferences, have the ability and willingness to supervise graduate students, and contribute to the Area and Faculty by taking on leadership roles. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct interdisciplinary healthcare research utilizing quantitative and/or mixed methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the School’s academic programs at both its Hamilton and Burlington locations, and support the School’s initiatives within the business community.

Minimum requirements:

1. A Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management (or related field) from an accredited institution by the time the appointment starts.
2. Evidence of a high level of scholarly work published in peer-reviewed journals or the potential to establish a strong scholarly record.
3. Evidence of teaching excellence or the potential for teaching excellence. Candidates must be able to teach in at least one (preference will be given to candidates who can teach in more than one) of the following areas:
- healthcare finance and accounting;
- health human resources and healthcare leadership;
- healthcare marketing and consumer behaviour; and
- strategic management and communications in healthcare.

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 42480), addressing your application documents to:

Dr. Glen Randall, Chair, Health Policy and Management Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, DSB-229, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LMS 4M4.

Please submit the following materials:

• A letter of application (if applicable, the letter should describe the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity).
• A full curriculum vitae (CV) including all employment, research funding, publications, teaching, supervision and details of university, professional and community service.
• A research statement.
• A selection of research work (a maximum of 3 published articles or working papers).
• A statement of teaching interests and philosophy.
• All available documentation related to teaching performance for all courses during the most recent three years (student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching awards/nominations, etc.). In instances where no evaluation material is available, please provide a brief explanation, for each course, as to why data are not available.
• A brief statement describing 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).
• Provide the names of at least three potential referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage. The Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022. Review of complete applications will 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

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. In accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students, effective October 18, 2021 all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person are required to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Further information is available at the following link: More information on the University’s Health and Safety framework is available online at

Questions regarding the above requirements or any accommodation requests through the recruitment process can be directed to your HR contact.