Director of Global Health Institute

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Providence, Rhode Island
May 21, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Full Time

Brown University is searching for a Professor (tenured) to serve as the inaugural Director of a new Global Health Institute. The mission of the Brown Global Health Institute will be to create a transformative University-wide platform that promotes scholarship on pressing issues in global health, supports transdisciplinary community and collaboration across the University, and forges partnerships with scholars and practitioners around the world.

Brown is distinctive in its high-quality, boundary-crossing scholarship and dedication to service learning and principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the leader of the Institute will have the opportunity to contribute to these distinctions by building a program in global health that is truly unique. Brown’s global health ambition is reflected in the report of a year-long multidisciplinary committee released in 2020, as well as in the search committee for this position, which includes faculty from the departments of Economics; Sociology; Emergency Medicine; Health Services, Policy and Practice; and Behavioral and Social Sciences. We expect this Institute will substantively change the quality and quantity of scholarship in global health across the University.

The University is committed to making a substantial financial investment in launching the Institute, recruiting new faculty, and building a program that advances a multifaceted global health agenda. The Global Health Institute Director will report directly to the Provost. It is anticipated that the incumbent will have an appointment in the School of Public Health, but the tenure home could be in another department.

Applications are encouraged from established scholars who are globally recognized for their program of innovative individual and collaborative research and are seeking to expand their impact on the field of global health through leadership. The successful candidate will bring a record of outstanding achievement in research productivity through publications and external funding, undergraduate/graduate teaching and mentorship of junior colleagues, meaningful and equitable global health research partnerships, and an established national and international reputation for excellence. 

Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter addressing the reasons for their interest in the position as well as research and diversity statements. All documents are to be submitted through Interfolio at the following link:

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by that date. Applications received after the priority deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Potential applicants are invited to contact Natalie Kopp ( for additional details or the Search Committee Chair, Andrew Foster (; 401-863-2537).