The Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. The Chair will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations, and service of the department, capitalizing on the momentum that has propelled BU into the ranks of the most highly regarded research universities in the world.
Ranked 6th among the best graduate schools of public health in the country by U.S. News and World Report, BUSPH is a leader in the academic public health community. The next chair will play a critical leadership role in the School and across the University as BUSPH seeks to strengthen and coordinate its research and education in epidemiology.
The Epidemiology Department at BUSPH is internationally recognized for innovation in research and scholarship in a diverse range of areas of epidemiology, including: aging; cancer; cardiovascular and respiratory disease; environmental exposure; epidemiologic methods; infectious disease; mental health; minority health; pharmacoepidemiology; reproductive, perinatal and pediatric; social determinants and behavioral research; and genito-urinary system research. The Epidemiology faculty conduct studies using internet-based cohorts, Medicaid claims, hospital and prescription registries, electronic medical records, and geo-linked data on pollution, green space, social deprivation, and other exposures.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Public Health, the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology will provide visionary and strategic leadership to the Department; recruit and mentor departmental faculty and staff; support and strengthen departmental research, teaching, and practice; enact the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and strive to raise the national and global profile of the Department. The Chair will provide inspiration for the department; foster a culture of collaboration and engagement; guide and strengthen collaborations within the School and University as well as with external partners around the world; and efficiently manage the Department’s financial and personnel resources.
Candidates should hold a PhD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree; have attained the rank of full Professor or be eligible to be appointed at that rank; have been personally funded by an agency, foundation or other extramural source to undertake research in a chosen area of inquiry; be able to demonstrate scholarship through teaching awards, publications, and extramurally-funded research; and have held leadership or advisory roles in national and international professional organizations. The successful candidate must care about teaching, research and practice; enjoy mentoring and developing others; have a vision for connecting across units; and demonstrate unassailable personal and academic integrity, strong oral and written communication skills, and a focus on openness and transparency.
BUSPH is home to 300 faculty, 223 staff, and 1083 students. More than 10,000 proudly identify as alumni of the School. Six departments comprise the School: Biostatistics; Community Health Sciences; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Global Health; and Health Law, Policy and Management. Current annual grant awards approximate $70 million. The School’s strategy map was developed by engaging more than 400 members of the community and presents a set of strategic imperatives, measures, metrics, and tactics that can move the School forward over the next five and ten years. Strategic directions articulated in the strategy map include cities and health; climate, the planet, and health; health inequities; infectious diseases; and mental and behavioral health.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to BUSPH.Epidemiology@russellreynolds.com. The letter of interest should speak to your interest in and qualifications for the role, research interests, teaching experience/approach to mentoring trainees, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
For fullest consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible and preferably by June 20.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.