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Professor of Ethics and Population Health (EXPIRED)

Harvard School of Public Health

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Ethics and popular health
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job description

Title:               Professor of Ethics and Population Health

School:            Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department:    Global Health and Population

The Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for the position of Professor of Ethics and Population Health. We seek innovative scholars whose records and leadership demonstrate significant research and educational activity within and around the intersection of ethics and population health, including health priority-setting. The capacity to teach effectively in ethics and population health, to advise and mentor graduate students and junior faculty within a diverse, multidisciplinary department, and to contribute expertise in normative ethics to collaborative research, service, and teaching are also priorities. The Department and School will look to the successful candidate to extend and develop ethics as a field of scholarship within population health sciences.

Criteria for evaluating a tenured appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health include:

  • Originality, independence, and excellence in science and scholarship
  • National and international recognition as a scholar whose research has had a significant impact on the field of ethics and population health
  • In collaborative research, evidence of intellectual leadership and identifiable individual contributions to science and scholarship
  • National or international leadership within the candidate’s field
  • Promise of future productivity and innovation
  • Contributions to classroom teaching, research training and mentorship, and/or leadership of educational programs
  • Impact of translational activities that foster improvements in public health

Basic Qualifications


  • Relevant terminal degree (PhD, ScD, MD, or equivalent in a related discipline)
  • Significant experience in academic public health research, teaching,administration, and leadership

Additional Qualifications


Candidates for the Professor of Ethics and Population Health position will also ideally demonstrate:

  • Scholarly record and evidence of recognized leadership in the area of ethical dimensions of health priority-setting and related domains in population health on a global scale
  • Deep commitment to diversity and inclusion in all dimensions of public health

While optional for initial application, teaching materials will be requested formally during a later stage of the review process.

The Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective. The 21st century has arrived with a complex set of demographic patterns, disease burdens, and health policies. These create challenges that affect all societies, rich and poor, developed and developing. The department’s approach to these problems combines the analysis of population and health using quantitative and qualitative methods, the investigation of policies that affect health, and a concern with the politics and ethics of health and development.

Situated within a vibrant, globally engaged school of public health, the work of the Department of Global Health and Population can be seen across these critical research areas:

  • Health Care Systems
  • Health Equity and Human Rights Design & Financing
  • Preventive Health Policy
  • Infectious and Chronic Diseases
  • Decision Science
  • Program Evaluation
  • Nutrition and Global Health
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Women’s Health and Children’s Health

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research, and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at Harvard T.H. Chan. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

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Contact Information

For questions regarding the position, please contact

            Daniel Wikler

            Search Committee Chair

            Attention: Haley Cline, Program Coordinator ([email protected])

For questions regarding the search process, please contact

            Megan Marchese

            Office of Faculty Affairs Coordinator

            [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/110...
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Time created January 28, 2022, 9:04pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 26, 2022, 8:30pm EST
Expired on July 26, 2022, 8:46pm EST
Last updated September 26, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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