Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Tulane University seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management. Reporting to and working with the Dean, the Chair will advance the distinguished reputation of the faculty, staff, and students within the department for excellence in research, teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate will be an established and recognized scholar, educator, and leader with a demonstrated potential for collaborative administrative leadership and a strong commitment to scholarship, education, and service. The Chair must possess the strategic, inspirational, and consensus-building skills needed to advance the department and its mission. The Chair will provide leadership in all aspects of the department’s operations. These responsibilities include academic affairs, research administration and planning, student recruitment, enrollment, and career advising, faculty recruitment and mentoring, financial management, and fundraising.

About the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine:  The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was founded in 1912, making it the first school of public health in the United States. The School remains the only American combined school of public health and tropical medicine. The School has steadily improved its longstanding excellent rankings among schools of public health over the past several years and is currently ranked 14th among 195 American schools and programs of public health according to U.S. News and World Report. The School has more than 120 faculty engaged in research and teaching activities spanning 76 countries, and has students coming from 38 countries.

About Tulane University:  Located in New Orleans, LA, Tulane University was founded in 1834, and is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The Tulane University Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the Tulane Medical Center. For more information, visit www.tulane.edu

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications: Applicants should submit the following two documents (in two separate PDFs): an up-to-date and detailed CV and a brief (2-4 pages) letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Chair of HPM at Tulane, why you would be successful based on your professional experience, why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity, and your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For priority consideration, please apply by December 1, 2022. For the full-length position description, to make a nomination, or to submit application materials, please contact Dr. Josh Ward at:

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner
Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com | 405-640-3994
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Tulane University is an EEO/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and other people from historically underrepresented groups.

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