The University of Georgia welcomes nominations and applications for the Karen and Jim Holbrook Endowed Professorship in Global Health at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public Health.
The remarkable trajectory of Dr. Karen Holbrook’s scientific and administrative career includes four years (1998-2002) as provost at UGA dedicated to institutional transformation. Her leadership contributed fundamentally to the creation of the UGA College of Public Health and several other programs of significance. The Distinguished Professorship was established with a generous donation by the Holbrooks, and with a match from UGA to honor their many contributions to the institution. In addition, the Holbrooks have funded a distinguished fellowship to support graduate students in global health. In keeping with the intentions of the donors, UGA seeks a candidate qualified to be appointed at the rank of professor who is a major leader in international public health and also is dedicated to mentoring a new generation of leaders in the field.
The University of Georgia is typically ranked among the top 20 public universities in the U.S. and has been recognized as a research intensive and community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in Athens, Georgia, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens offers a rich cultural environment connected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. The College of Public Health was established in 2005 and achieved full accreditation in 2009 from the Council on Education for Public Health. Comprised of four departments and four research institutes, the college currently has 60 tenure-track faculty and 240 total faculty and staff, including grant-funded research personnel and program coordinators. Enrollment has expanded rapidly to more than 900 students. Additional information about the Institute is available at http://ghi.publichealth.uga.edu/.
Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a current CV and the names, titles, and contact information for four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Please apply using the FacultyJobs@UGA online system and include “Holbrook Distinguished Professor” in the subject line. Nominations and requests for information should be directed to: Dr. Nathan Hansen, Search Committee Chair and Head, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior (email@example.com or 706-542-4364). Applications received by September 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is January 2018.
Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to attract significant funding for research in global health. A doctoral degree is also required: a PhD in a public health related discipline, or a DrPH with sponsored research experience, or an MD or DVM with graduate training and research experience in at least one of the five core public health disciplines. Applicants also must demonstrate successful scholarship, instruction and leadership in their field. Related activities to be considered include most if not all of the following: publication in prominent scientific journals, primary mentorship of graduate students involved in global health who have earned research degrees, mentorship of faculty seeking global health research opportunities, and ongoing research activities abroad. Career-long affiliations with academic institutions, health organizations, foundations, government agencies and/or other institutions involved in international public health are preferred.
The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land grant and sea grant research university with 36,000 students, 17 schools and colleges, and 1800 faculty located in Athens, a vibrant community located in northeast Georgia. Athens is renowned for music and arts as well as collegiate athletics. Hiking, biking, rafting, and other outdoor activities are popular year-round and the bustling urban center of Atlanta, located 70 miles west of Athens, offers all of the amenities of a world-class city.