Professor of Health

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

United States

Bloomberg American Health Initiative--Professor of the Practice

Requisition #: A-82156-4

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Department/Program: Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21205

Closing Date: 04/16/2021 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

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General Description

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Professor of the Practice for an endowed position with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Applicants should have substantial experience in one of these Initiative focus areas in the United States: 1) environmental challenges; 2) adolescent health; 3) obesity and the food system; and 4) violence. Applicants should also have considerable experience addressing health inequities and a strong commitment to addressing the impact of racism in their focus area.

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative aims to improve health and save lives in the United States through education, research, policy, and practice. Supported by a transformational $300 million gift from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Initiative is training a new generation of leaders from multiple sectors in the tools of public health, supporting research to generate new insights about what works, and championing innovative programs and policies that can become national models. Faculty members chosen through this search will participate in the leadership of these efforts. More information about the Initiative and these focus areas is available in a special issue of Public Health Reports as well as at the Initiative's website The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will provide an endowed position for the faculty member for 5 years, with the potential opportunity for renewal.


To qualify as a Professor of the Practice, the applicant must be recognized as an influential leader in their field of public health practice.  This position is appropriate for exceptional public health practitioners who have had a distinguished record of professional accomplishment including major impacts on the practice and advancement of public health. The candidate should provide exemplary expertise as evidenced by leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies aimed at advancing population health at the local, state, or national level. Evidence of sustained accomplishments and potential for continuing to substantially contribute to the School's goals for advancing health should be evident. The candidate's experience could come from a variety of practice situations, including government, nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, the private sector, or other enterprises.

The successful applicant will have a primary appointment at the rank of Professor of the Practice in the department best aligned with his/her/their interests, and will be expected to contribute to the practice, service, research, and educational missions of the School.

Application Instructions

Applications should be received no later than April 16, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Inquiries should be addressed to Ms. Susan Williams, Administrative Specialist, or 410-955-3480.

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