Assistant/Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration - Sawyer Business School

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


The Healthcare Administration Department at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration. Responsibilities include teaching both in the classroom on our Boston campus and online; conducting research in healthcare management or a related field; and providing service to our students, school, and the profession.  The ideal candidate is committed to excellence in both teaching and research and enjoys working in a collaborative and dynamic environment.


For tenure-track faculty members in the Sawyer Business School, expectations for productivity in teaching and intellectual contributions are equivalent. The ratio of teaching to research to service is 40:40:20. Courses to be taught are all within our healthcare administration programs. The teaching load is four courses (three credit hours per course) in the first year and five courses per year thereafter.  Faculty with grant funding may apply for course release. The faculty member must be available to teach at least one of the initial four or subsequent five courses per year in either May-June or July-August.  Teaching responsibilities also include development of new or updated on-campus or online courses.

Research responsibilities include ongoing healthcare management-related research, with regular evidence of intellectual productivity and attainment, including quality peer-reviewed publications.  Service responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and contributing to the work of the department and school in developing and improving academic programs, maintaining program accreditation, and continuing to build and sustain our community of scholars.  Service responsibilities also include service to the community and to the profession beyond the university.   

Degree Programs  

The mission of our healthcare administration programs is to inspire and develop healthcare professionals to skillfully and ethically lead and manage the delivery of healthcare, always seeking to drive improvement. We currently offer three graduate healthcare administration programs: the MHA, MBA/Health, and MPA/Community Health Track.  The MHA and MBA/Health are offered online as well as on-campus.

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, near some of the most prestigious healthcare and life sciences organizations in the U.S., we provide cutting-edge academic and hands-on learning experiences.  We attract both American and international students who seek to develop their careers as leaders and managers in healthcare. Our on-campus MHA is currently the only MHA program in New England that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Healthcare Administration Department

120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108   |   617-305-1769   |


This position requires: (1) passion and excellent results in teaching; (2) support for student learning and career development inside and outside the classroom (e.g., through advising and mentoring); (3) ongoing visibility and impact in the field through research, publication, and other relevant professional activity; and (4) collaboration with faculty colleagues to continue building our degree programs and maintaining accreditation.   


Applicants must have a PhD or the equivalent in Healthcare Administration or a related field, e.g., business, management, or public health.  ABD candidates will be considered if completion is anticipated by the hire date.  Candidates must be able to show evidence of promise as both researchers and educators.  Research evidence includes quality peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and ongoing research collaboration and activity.  Teaching evidence includes evaluation of teaching effectiveness.  

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate: (1) can demonstrate existing or potential national visibility in research, with current and potential collaborators in top schools; (2) has both the desire and the potential to be an outstanding teacher and mentor to students; (3) seeks a lively and collegial professional work environment with ample opportunities for collaboration; and (4) is actively engaged with healthcare management practitioners, e.g., through research, consulting, and/or healthcare management professional organizations.  

How to Apply

An application should be submitted electronically at  The application should include: (1) a cover letter that provides a brief narrative and highlights of professional experience relevant to this position, including but not limited to research, teaching, and management or consulting; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for two professional references.   

For more information, please contact Professor Peter Rivard, Chair of the Healthcare Administration Department, at  

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2020