Professor of Global Health

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
10 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description

The Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications from distinguished scholars for a tenured faculty position as professor of global health.

The department seeks candidates to conduct research on maternal and child health along the continuum of care. Discovery or translational research may address health through the lifecycle, including adolescence, pregnancy and childbirth and reproductive health, the neonatal period, and childhood. Critical areas of research may include vaccines and preventable infectious diseases, nutrition specific and sensitive interventions, non-communicable diseases, and integrated approaches to improvement of maternal health and child health and development. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research agenda in line with departmental priorities and to play a central role in the department’s master’s and doctoral programs. Overseas travel for fieldwork is envisaged.

Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars and are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at the Harvard Chan School can be found at:

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in maternal and child health, epidemiology, global health or related public health discipline, with a demonstrated expertise and interest in conducting quantitative or mixed methods studies. Candidates with a medical degree and relevant experience will also be considered.

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and intellectual leadership, and a strong record of externally funded research. Prior field research in developing country settings is highly desirable.

Special Instructions

To apply for this position, please email the following materials to the search committee at

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Affairs
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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