University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023



Job Summary

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, located in the College of Applied Heath Sciences, seeks to hire two outstanding faculty members in the area of Health Administration. The positions are nine-month, non-tenure track appointments at the rank of Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate or Teaching Full Professor (with the potential for annual re-appointment). Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in working in a healthcare setting and/or have a strong record of teaching/instructional experience. The ability to teach energetically and with passion is a must as well as the ability to potentially investigate, research and teach several key topics under the MHA rubric. Some courses will be taught in tandem with another professor and therefore the ability to partner and collaborate is essential. We additionally seek individuals who will bring new and creative ideas to our team of instructors and professors as we desire to see significant growth in both the online and in person programs over the next few years. Teaching and clinical areas of interest include, but are not limited to, revenue cycle, health management, healthcare quality and operations, leadership, health law and ethics, human resources, organizational behavior, finance, health economics, health policy, health technology, health analytics, patient communication, and clinical terminology.

Minimum Qualifications

Required: an MS, MHA, or equivalent degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with 1) a Ph.D. degree, 2) at least 5 years of experience in a clinical setting, 3) online teaching experience. Applicants will meet the qualifications for the rank of instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Full Professor at the University of Illinois.

General Information:

 The MHA Program (https://www.ahs.illinois.edu/mha-overview): The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign established the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program in 2017. Located within the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, the MHA program supports major campus initiatives to provide innovative leadership in health administration research, education, and service regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Illinois Master of Health Administration program combines the benefits of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a leading research university. This growing program allows students to be at the cutting edge of newly developed classes and curriculum, with instructors who are leaders in the field.  The program size allows students to easily connect with the supportive faculty and be surrounded by a tight-knit cohort of peers. The program welcomes students from a wide variety of disciplines and training to join their diverse cohort of MHA students. The two-year, 52 credit hour, residential Health Administration degree is modeled after general business administration curricula; giving students educational training in finance, leadership/management, quality and strategic planning. The MHA degree includes a 200-hour internship, where students apply their training to assist an organization of their choosing. The MHA program believes in creating a supportive learning environment by establishing student cohorts, allowing students to progress with the same classmates throughout their time in the MHA program.


The Department of Kinesiology & Community Health (KCH), http://kch.illinois.edu): The mission of the Department is to advance and disseminate knowledge related to health, rehabilitation, and human movement using an interdisciplinary approach. Through the integration of high-quality research, instruction, and outreach programs, faculty scholars within KCH are leading initiatives that address pressing concerns of our diverse society such as prevention and management of chronic disease as well as maintenance of health and well-being across the lifespan. KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff (https://ahs.illinois.edu/kch-directory-update) working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. Besides the MHA program, KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; and a Health Technology MSHT degree. More than 1,500 undergraduate and approximately 200 graduate students are enrolled in the Department. Most undergraduate students continue their education in professional allied health or graduate degree programs, and most doctoral graduates attain positions in academia or industry.


The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS, https://ahs.illinois.edu): The mission of AHS is to promote culturally relevant individual and community health and well-being across the lifespan, facilitate optimal living with disability, and foster the development of livable communities in a diverse society through learning, discovery, and engagement. The College enrollment includes more than 2,000 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students in its three academic departments: Kinesiology & Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu/); Recreation, Sport & Tourism (http://rst.illinois.edu/); and Speech & Hearing Science (http://shs.illinois.edu/). Each department is highly ranked in national surveys. Within AHS are also the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Chez Veterans Center. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital, OSF Health System, Mayo Clinics, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University’s Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cancer Center of Illinois, the Personalized Nutrition Initiative and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Discovery Partners Institute, the Family Resiliency Center, and many more.


The University of Illinois  Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, http://illinois.edu): Established in 1867, UIUC is a land grant, Research 1 institution that has established an international reputation as an educational community ideally suited for excellence in scholarship and research across the academic spectrum. In addition to being one of the highest-ranked public research universities in the country, the University of Illinois is, simply, a great place to work. The University is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including: Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu/), Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu/), W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck/), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu/), Division of Nutritional Sciences (http://nutrsci.illinois.edu/), Neuroscience Program (http://neuroscience.illinois.edu/), to name a few. With an undergraduate enrollment of 35,467 and a graduate enrollment of over 20,000 students in more than 100 disciplines, Illinois is among the top five universities in the country in the number of earned doctorates awarded each year. The quality of our students is very high. We are leaders in technology and our employee and alumni innovations have been extraordinary. YouTube, Netscape, medical MRI screening, the LED, and the plasma screen used in televisions and computers are just a few discoveries created by our faculty and alumni. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UIUC led all universities with a novel and aggressive non-invasive saliva-testing program, which served as a model for the country. The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth, including a Dual Career Academic Couples Hiring Program. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.


The Champaign-Urbana Community: Home of the University of Illinois flagship campus, Champaign-Urbana (http://ci.champaign.il.us/about-champaign/) is a ‘micro-urban’ community (http://www.micro-urbanist.com) with a population of approximately 226,000 in the metro area located in east central Illinois. It is conveniently located between Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis and has its own airport and train service. Combining natural Midwest beauty and cultural resources typically found in much larger metropolitan areas, Champaign-Urbana is friendly, livable, easy to navigate, affordable and has an excellent public-school system. There is a ‘work-life’ balance here that gives faculty ample time for both scholarship and family pursuits devoid of the hassles of large city life. The average commute time is less than 15 minutes. The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, enjoy the excitement of Big 10 sports, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 9 month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 8/16/2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

For full consideration, please submit all required documents, including:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae/resume

Teaching philosophy statement

Contact information of three professional references


For initial consideration, applications must be submitted by 6 pm Central Time on January 5th, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. However, the review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2024 (negotiable).


For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Hyojung Kang (hyokang@illinois.edu).

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.


Requisition ID: 1021069
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu