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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Health Services

Bentley University
Waltham, Minnesota (US)
Closing date
Dec 17, 2021

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Bentley University

Bentley Campus

Job Description Summary
The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University welcomes applications from health services researchers for a tenure-track faculty position expected to begin in July 2022.

We seek an active scholar in the area(s) of applied health services research, social and behavioral epidemiology, digital health technologies, or other analytic inquiry into healthcare delivery and outcomes. We particularly welcome scholars who employ data-driven, system-science approaches to examine and improve the quality of healthcare at the individual, community, or societal levels. Specific research areas are open, but those who examine health disparities, including how they manifest in healthcare data and analytics practices, are especially encouraged to apply.

As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University's DEI strategic plan, please click here.

This position adds to the Department and University's existing multidisciplinary strengths, including in health outcomes research, healthcare analytics, psychology, and the patient experience, while contributing to the growth of health research and the health-related curriculum at Bentley. The ideal candidate would have an active research pipeline with the potential for externally-funded research that can both engage undergraduate business students and have a meaningful impact beyond the University. Additionally, there will be opportunities to teach and mentor students in graduate programs, such as a new MBA concentration in healthcare. The successful candidate can join the Health Thought Leadership Network of 60 plus scholars conducting health-related research at Bentley or partner with the Center for Integration of Science and Industry.

We seek applicants who are both outstanding researchers and excellent teachers. The teacher-scholar model is central to Bentley's academic mission. The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who will help mentor learners and engage them in research. We seek a collaborative colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects.

Bentley University provides a transformative business education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and prepare them to succeed. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and high ethical standards.

Opportunities for supplemental summer grants exist. Bentley University is proud to be an employer of choice and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States, and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in public health, psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field. Teaching and post-doctoral research or industry experience is preferred. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills is expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's on-line employment site at Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, research plans and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a diversity statement with a description of how they would contribute to the development of an equitable and inclusive community in the department and university through one's teaching, research and service. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process.We will begin reviewing applications received by November 15, 2021, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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