Posted: Dec 13, 2022

Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Policy and Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2023

Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Policy and Administration

School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)


The Division of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH) invites applicants for a Bridge to Faculty (B2F) Postdoctoral Research Associate position. We invite applications from outstanding scholars from diverse backgrounds who desire a career in academic public health and whose work aligns with our divisional focus on public health policy and law, public health and health care management and administration, health services, health economics, health disparities research, and public health informatics.

The B2F Program is a university initiative designed to increase faculty diversity at UIC by recruiting and retaining scholars from groups that have been historically underrepresented in their departments or fields. Subject to satisfactory performance and University approval, the successful candidate may be re-appointed for one additional year as a postdoctoral scholar. Successful postdocs in the Bridge to Faculty program may have the opportunity to transition to tenure-track faculty at UIC starting in the 2025-2026 academic year.

The position is full-time and benefits-eligible. The selected scholar will be involved in a robust mentoring program within UIC-SPH and will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with other B2F Scholars.


The primary expectations for the Postdoctoral Scholar will be to establish a robust program of research, participate in the intellectual life of the department, and teach one course during the second year of their appointment. The Scholar will have access to institutional and departmental resources specifically designed to support readiness for an Assistant Professor position. These include guidance from primary and secondary research mentors, access to workshops and seminars that foster research and teaching excellence, assistance with grant applications from UIC-SPH Office of Research Services, shadowing and other forms of mentoring in teaching excellence, and peer mentoring and support through formal and informal interactions with other B2F Scholars.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Jamie Chriqui, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] .

About UIC and the Division:

Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equity. We are among the nation's top five most diverse campuses and are designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

HPA is an interprofessional, transdisciplinary group of educators, researchers, practitioners, students and staff dedicated to seeking solutions to real-world problems and improving people's lives in Chicago and around the world. Much of what we teach and undertake as research is focused on tackling the underlying determinants of racial and ethnic health disparities in order to formulate evidence-based policies to help improve health equity. Our backgrounds consist of a variety of disciplines, including public policy, health economics, psychology, political science, health services, public health informatics, public health practice, and law.

The HPA Division is committed to ensuring access to graduate education for students who are diverse across multiple dimensions, including: race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, disadvantaged socioeconomic status, ideas, and perspectives. We actively seek applicants to this position who will enrich and contribute to the diversity of the HPA Division and help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. Additionally, the Division will work with the scholar to establish a mentorship team that will support the candidate's research and professional development goals.

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The successful candidate must have completed their PhD in public policy, economics, psychology, political science, health services, informatics, and/or law or a related field with a health focus within the past 3 years - no earlier than August 15, 2019 and no later than August 15, 2023.

Application Instructions:

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For fullest consideration, please apply by February 17, 2023 (original close date January 31, 2023, search extended through 2/17/23). A completed online application and the following attachments are required for consideration:

1. A cover letter addressing interest in the Bridge to Faculty Program. UIC is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicant's cover letter must explain how they will further this goal through research, teaching, and service. The letter also should address the applicant's research interests as well as interest in teaching, mentorship, and service within and outside of UIC.
2. A curriculum vitae (cv).
3. A recent, scholarly writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, published peer-reviewed article on which you are the sole or primary author).
4. Three reference letters.

For specific questions about the application process, please contact HPA Business Manager, Susan Lynch ([email protected]). For questions about the B2F and the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamie Chriqui ([email protected]).

UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and these are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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