The Director of Global Health will be responsible for the overall mission, vision, strategic direction, coordination, and administration of the new Hope College Global Health academic program, which includes an interdisciplinary undergraduate global health minor and major with an experiential capstone requirement. The duties of the director include launching a new academic program, securing funding opportunities, recruiting students and faculty, developing a strong academic infrastructure in global health, and nurturing global health partnerships with local and regional communities and health institutes. In addition, the Director will foster faculty-student global health research, and faculty development for innovative teaching, research, and experiential capstone courses related to a variety of global health issues. The Director will report to the Provost (CAO). The ideal candidate will have a passion for student learning and a broad understanding of curricula related to the physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of human health.
The successful candidate will have:
A doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, public health, social sciences or a related field, with teaching success and a publication record consistent with and comparable to a faculty appointment at Hope College at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Administrative leadership experience of at least five years in a governmental, NGO, and/or academic organization.
International and intercultural experience partnering effectively with leaders of international and domestic global health initiatives.
Knowledge of the diverse fields and scholarship integral to global public health education and research, including the interdisciplinary contributions of Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science disciplines.
Demonstrated leadership in developing partnerships in global health education, research, or practice with local and regional communities.
Experience working with or studying the relationship between key global health entities at different levels of society, such as the World Health Organization, health NGOs, health policy organizations, community health, and graduate school programs.
Demonstrated excellence in innovative pedagogy (e.g., experiential learning, project-based learning, design thinking, humanitarian entrepreneurship, team-teaching, student-faculty research, and community-based global engagement).
Understanding of the structural inequalities and the social, environmental, and economic determinants defining health equity and access globally.
Understanding of and experience with models of ethical community-based global engagement.
Track record of securing external funding.
As part of the online application, candidates will upload:
Vision for a Global Health Program at a liberal arts college
Vision for Engagement with the full mission of Hope College
In addition, please enter the contact information for three references on the application (including current email addresses). Those references will be contacted by Human Resources upon application to submit a reference form.
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to more than 3,050 students from 37 states and territories and 30 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings.
Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan. At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal art...s colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with an endowment of over $200 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. Since 2015, the college has completed four new buildings – the Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015), the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017), and the van Andel Huys der Hope home for the college's Campus Ministries programs (2019). In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."
Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths -- and no faith -- are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. During the 2019-20 academic year, 18 percent of the student body identified as a race other than white. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.
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