The Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a rich history of research and practice work in the field of injury, violence, trauma and disability. Our faculty have been at the forefront of defining the burden of injuries, assessing the associated social and economic costs, and testing potential injury prevention and control interventions in low and middle income countries. Future need is greatest in the areas of assessing the long-term health, economic and social impact of injuries; injury program evaluations; child injuries; and disability studies – all with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.
The faculty member would form an integral part of the teaching and research programs in the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Injury, Violence and Accident Prevention) as well as the Health Systems Program and Department of International Health. The candidate would be prepared to instruct degree and certificate courses in areas such as: measuring impact of injuries; understanding child injuries; and/or injury program evaluation in low- and middle-income countries. The candidate should be able to advise doctoral students pursuing professional (DrPH) and research (PhD) degrees in these areas in addition to students in master’s degree programs. The candidate should be qualified, competent and prepared to secure research grants and collaborate with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries in the area of injury prevention and control. Candidate will be expected to develop and eventually help fund and support a portfolio of work in the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit and provide leadership in global injury prevention.
Eligible candidates should have a doctoral level degree in the field of public health, medicine, statistics, social sciences or other related discipline, with a specialization in injury control and prevention. Applicants should have experience in conducting research (qualitative or quantitative); evaluation of injury programs, policies and innovations, especially in low and middle-income countries; and teaching. Experience with program evaluation, impact assessment, injury metrics, EMS/Trauma systems, or road safety or child injury would be particularly welcome, as is experience collaborating with Ministries of Health, and organizations involved in health policy, research, and teaching in low or middle-income countries. A record of research, participating in securing grants, especially peer-reviewed funds, and publications in injury and allied fields is essential. Additionally, an interest and track record of working in lower or middle income countries in varied settings is required.
The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.
The Johns Hopkins University is a smoke-free environment and as such prohibits smoking in all facilities. The Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free workplace. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55882
Links of interest for this position: http://www.jhsph.edu/Dept/IH