Faculty, Global Health

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Global Health (DGH) at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) has a faculty opening for a researcher with expertise in data science for global health. Areas of specialization could include a wide range of data science activities including: quantitative impact evaluation, statistics, epidemiological/behavioral modeling, health informatics, and machine learning. We seek an exceptionally creative faculty member who uses tools of data science to understand and improve population health globally. As part of their cover letters, candidates may also request to be considered for the Data Science Faculty Fellows Program, which is an integral part of BU’s Data Science Initiative, housed at the prestigious Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering.

The successful candidate will join DGH’s dynamic research programs in the economics and epidemiology of HIV, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, health systems, and access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries, and will have access to the University’s world class computing facilities and faculty expertise. The Department of Global Health is comprised of 29 full and part-time faculty who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching in various global health related disciplines. The Department collaborates with international colleagues in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research agenda in line with departmental priorities, actively engage in collaborative research, participate in teaching and mentoring master’s and doctoral-level students, and provide service to the department, university, and profession. Applications are welcome at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level. Successful candidates will have strong potential (Assistant) – or a demonstrated track record (Associate/Full) – of conducting global health field research, publishing in top journals, and securing external research funding

Required Skills

Requirements at the Assistant, Associate, and full Professor levels:

  • Doctoral degree in relevant field (data science, computer science, demography, economics, public health, public policy, statistics, epidemiology, etc.)
  • Strong publication record on global health data science, commensurate with career stage
  • Experience with quantitative methods for impact evaluation
  • Experience with primary data collection or other global health fieldwork
  • Ongoing relationships with investigators and/or research organizations in project countries
  • Demonstrated leadership potential, resourcefulness, and intellectual creativity

Additional requirements at the Associate and full Professor levels:

  • Demonstrated track record of securing external grant funding for research
  • Current appointment at the assistant professor level or higher

To apply: Please e-mail a CV, cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and qualifications, representative publication or job market paper, and three references to Juliana Restivo, jrestivo@bu.edu. Application review and subsequent interviews will begin in early January. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Boston University is 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular