Department Chair, Health Services Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Health Professions | Birmingham, Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions (SHP) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Health Services Administration (HSA). The chair will join the School’s leadership team in a period of growth and momentum.
The Chair of the HSA Department will report directly to the Dean, lead a team over 36 faculty members, and oversee a $11 million annual budget. The successful candidate for Chair of HSA will be a visionary leader focused on fostering excellence in all dimensions of the Department and its seven degree programs and four graduate certificate programs. They will work with SHP leadership, including the four other Department chairs, the Dean, and the cabinet of associate deans, program directors, institute leaders, faculty, and staff to achieve departmental goals and contribute to the overall success of the School.
The School of Health Professions, one of six schools that comprise the world-renowned UAB Academic Health Center, is one of the largest health professions schools in the nation and a gem in the crown of UAB. With more than 2,800 students and over 20 degree programs, the School serves students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the fields of clinical and diagnostic sciences, health services administration, nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The school’s faculty have more NIH funding than any other school of its type in the country. In 2021, the total research funding was over $20M, which placed it in the top two schools of health professions for five decades. Every program that is required to be accredited by a respective agency holds accreditation. Every program that can be ranked by U.S. News and World Reports is indeed ranked, including the HSA Department’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program, which is ranked number one in the nation and is the highest ranked program at the University.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama's largest employer. With this as a backdrop, the SHP is the fastest growing school at UAB with plans to continue thoughtful expansion and designed growth over the next five years.
Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Chloe Kanas and Alice Holland, supported by Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation will be performed on all candidates selected for employment; the results of which investigation must be satisfactory to [UAB] if an offer of employment is to be effective.