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  • Advert number: 345010-0
  • Posted Date: 28/11/13
  • Closing Date: 11/01/14


Pershing Square Professorship in Global Health

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School invites applications to a search for the Pershing Square Chair in Global Health. Candidates will be considered for a tenured professorship. This position is established to shape the emerging academic discipline of global health delivery science through teaching and research. We seek applicants who have expertise and direct experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating health delivery programs in resource-poor settings (in the U.S. or other countries); demonstrated excellence in leadership, in the engagement of local knowledge, and in building and sustaining collaborations among diverse actors and constituents in the communities and health systems served; and significant scholarly contributions to the scientific literature on global health. The role of the appointee will be to advance Harvard’s commitment to research and clinical capacity-building through innovative pedagogy across the educational spectrum for global health and in a wide variety of settings, including in the classroom and through field-based mentorship. The appointee will have important intellectual and administrative responsibilities in building programmatic initiatives that complement and expand upon existing strengths. This position requires distinguished achievements in teaching and interdisciplinary research scholarship with emphasis on clinical delivery systems. A strong commitment to integrative and collaborative work, capacity building, and health equity is essential. Appointment will be made in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, statement of research plans, and names and contact information for at least three potential references. These documents should be submitted as .pdf attachments to Applications are due by March 3, 2014.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.