Faculty Position Opening – Tenure Track Faculty Member: Global Bioethics

June 6, 2017

Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track)

Program: Department of International Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University

Field: Global Health Ethics

Rationale: The field of global health ethics is rapidly expanding to address critical ethical issues in both global health research and global health practice and policy. Increased attention is focused, for example, on ethical issues in health systems research, implementation science, learning healthcare systems, and research on genetics and genomics as well as in global health and social justice, health, ethics, and human rights, equitable health insurance schemes, and ethics issues in specific areas of global public health work such as food distribution, disease prevention, m-health, or reduction of injuries. As the field of global health ethics continues to broaden its scope and disciplinary range, the Department of International Health and the Berman Institute are partnering to create a tenure-track faculty position focusing on the ethical aspects of research, policy, and/or practice in global and international health.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent. Applicants should: (1) have a solid background in bioethics; (2) have strong background in and commitments to global health; (3) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in global bioethics; (4) show promise for excellence in teaching and advising of doctoral and masters students; (5) show promise for ability to secure external funding; (6) show track record or strong potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Scholars from varied disciplines are eligible to apply; applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be mentored to develop an increasingly independent portfolio of scholarship and funding in global bioethics.

The successful candidate will join thriving communities of scholars both within the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the #1 ranked school of public health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest school of public health in the country; the Department of International Health is the oldest such department in the country and seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world. The Department has over 150 full-time faculty working in over 90 countries and runs masters and doctoral programs through each of its four programs. The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the premier bioethics programs in the world as well as one of largest. It aims to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally. The Berman Institute includes an interdisciplinary body of 40 faculty with appointments in the JHU schools of public health, medicine, nursing, arts and sciences and advanced international studies; the Berman Institute runs a Masters in Bioethics program and participates in doctoral training in bioethics and public health.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to: apply.interfolio.com/42317

Applications submitted by September 15, 2017 will be assured of the most careful consideration. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Links of interest for this position: www.jhsph.edu/Dept/IH ; www.bioethicsinstitute.org


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