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Assistant/Associate Professor and Director for Global Health

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University invites applications for an open rank tenure track faculty position with a focus on global health to serve as Director of the Office of Global Health at the School. We are seeking candidates with a national/international reputation and an outstanding record of research in a broad range of areas related to global health. Areas of interest include but are not limited to global urban health; planetary health;health and human rights; environment, sustainability and health; and the impact of policies outside the health sector on health. The candidate will be expected to lead and grow an independent externally funded research program, mentor and train students/postdoctoral fellows or other trainees, teach in areas of expertise, and participate in service activities as appropriate in the School, University, and broader community. As Director of Global Health reporting directly to the Dean the candidate will lead, develop, and implement a strategic plan for global health research and education at the School integrating activities across various Departments and Centers and build partnerships internationally. Candidates should have an excellent record of scholarship and strong potential or demonstrated success building a program of externally funded research as well as experience in the development and/or implementation of educational programs related to global health. Required qualifications are a PhD or equivalent degree and professional status and scholarship appropriate for rank. Departmental affiliation will be determined based on fit and candidate preferences. 

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build research and educational programs, including global health programs. Important themes of the Dornsife School include improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The School offers unique and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in population health generally, including a new Urban Health Collaborative aimed at promoting innovations in research, training, and policy to improve health in cities both locally and globally. With more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel University is the 16th largest private university in the nation. It includes 10 colleges and three schools offering degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. Drexel’s 74-acre University City campus is located in the University City district of Philadelphia, which it shares with two other universities a science center, and thousands of students. Philadelphia is vibrant, culturally diverse and historically rich, featuring numerous cultural, educational, medical and recreational resources. 

Drexel University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Dornsife School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.