The Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE) at the University of Michigan has an opening for a postdoctoral scholar in the 2022 cohort of its Impact Scholars program. This program is designed to prepare exceptional early career scholars for a global health career in academia, government, civil society, NGO, or advocacy as an effective and influential leader. Scholars will build a coherent body of their own work, and will also collaborate with peer scholars and CGHE faculty to help shape the Center’s approach to defining and measuring the impact of its work on the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. This position will be term-limited to two years, with a requirement for review and approval for continuation after one year.
The Impact Scholars Program will provide mentorship from Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH, Professor of Health Behavior/Health Education and Professor of Global Public Health, as well as with one of the Center’s global partners for the development and execution of collaborative projects that address multiple themes prioritized by the Center. Networking opportunities with faculty across multiple disciplines at the leading public research university in the U.S. is a key attribute of this program, along with opportunities to participate in monthly seminar programs led by the Center for Global Health Equity and the Global REACH / IHPI Scholars Certificate Program, an Impact Science journal club, and participation and engagement with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
We are seeking an Impact Scholar with an interest in global sexual and gender minority (SGM) health equity. This scholar will be integrated into an ongoing project “Cultural Conceptualizations of ‘Empowerment’ among Lesbian/Bisexual/Queer (LBQ) Women in Western Kenya: A Participatory Approach to Survey Measure Development” and will have an opportunity to design their own scholarly aims based on the work ongoing in this project. Opportunities to work on other NIH-funded research projects in Kenya and Zambia focused on LGBTQ+/SGM health equity will be available as well.
- Background in behavioral and social science research
- Doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in Public Health, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Experience with qualitative research methods
- Experience and/or interest in LGBTQ+/SGM health
- Experience working with SGM individuals and/or community groups
- Experience conducting global health research and/or practice
- Commitment to cultural humility, mutual respect, and equity in partnerships and projects
Applications must be submitted via the University of Michigan job posting site. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest, skills, and experience that directly relate to this Impact Scholar position. Your resume attachment should also include the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.