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Assistant or Associate Professor, Global Health Systems and Policy
The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC
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Date Posted December 19, 2019
Faculty-Health-Public And Environmental Health
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Tenure or Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, Global Health Systems and Policy

The Department of Global Health of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure or tenure-track, in Global Health Systems and Policy Research.

The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health is a leader in public health science and has a growing portfolio of global health teaching, research and practice. As the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, faculty and students have an opportunity to work closely with government agencies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as international organizations and diplomatic representations headquartered there. The District of Columbia also hosts numerous foundations and non-governmental and international consulting organizations with health and development portfolios.

The Department of Global Health seeks to grow our research, teaching and practice portfolio in global health systems and policy. Its mission is to improve health and well-being of underserved populations around the world through excellence in education, research and translation of research into policies and programs at local, national and international levels. The Department is home to 21 full-time faculty with expertise in maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; infectious diseases; chronic diseases; global health policy and systems; global health diplomacy and governance; demography; global health economics; program evaluation; and, humanitarian emergencies. Our faculty’s international research and technical assistance spans multiple countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. This research portfolio is financed by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Our faculty are also involved in global health systems and policy practice jointly with international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization, among others.

We are looking for innovative perspectives to help address global calls for universal health coverage and the sustainable development of goals through focused work on the governance, policy, organization, quality improvement, financing and delivery of primary health care and public health services in low- and middle-income countries. We invite applications from a wide variety of backgrounds. Relevant disciplines could include, for example, health systems and policy research, public health, epidemiology, health economics, public policy, medicine, nursing, or other relevant social sciences. 

The successful candidate will be engaged in health systems and policy research, teaching, and service. They will bring, or progressively develop, an externally funded research portfolio, and devote at least 50% effort to this research. The faculty will be an active contributor to the doctoral and master-level programs in the Department of Global Health.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline (for example, health systems and policy research, public health, epidemiology, health economics, public policy, medicine, nursing, or other relevant social sciences); experience teaching and mentoring diverse groups of students; demonstrated potential or ability to obtain extramural research funding; a publication record commensurate with rank; demonstrated intercultural experience in professional and work settings; and, familiarity with global health and/or global development institutions (international, governmental and non-governmental).

Applicants must also have strong verbal and written English proficiency and communication skills relevant to classroom instruction and experience in policy making and/or health systems reform processes in low- and middle-income countries

How to Apply: To be considered please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/73073 and upload the following (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of interest describing teaching and mentoring experience, research interests, and plans for maintaining or developing an independently funded research program; and (3) Samples of two published papers or working papers. Only complete applications will be considered. References will be checked for the finalists only. Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2020 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and researchers from the global south are encouraged to apply. 

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. 

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