The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is seeking a global health policy specialist to join the Health Systems and Policy Unit within the Department of Global Health and Development. The Unit is an internationally recognised group of academics with backgrounds in political science, international relations, policy and systems analysis, and political & health systems economics, focused upon assessment of aspects related to the political economy of global health.
We are seeking a world-leading scientist who conducts rigorous empirical research that builds on and further develops theory and theoretical approaches in the field of global health policy. A commitment to mentorship of more junior colleagues is expected, collaborative working with partners around the world, and contribution to related teaching and research degree supervision (including the DrPH programme).
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the strategic development of the Unit and to continue the Department’s strong tradition in the area of health policy analysis focused on low- and middle-income countries with a commitment to building the field of Health Policy and Systems Research, and to contribute to the Faculty-wide Policy and Leadership Institute. The post-holder will require a doctoral degree in policy / health policy / political science / development studies or related degrees, and expertise in research relating to health policy issues in low- and middle-income countries at sub-national, national or global level. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time and permanent based in London. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Associate Professor (Grade 8) in the range £56,473 – £64,817, or Professorial scale C in the range £61,249 – £70,225 per annum, or Professorial scale Bii in the range £70,753 – £87,121 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting) and specific band will be determined by candidate’s experience. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.
The candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Susannah Mayhew for informal discussion about the post.
Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to .
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
- £ Salary Offer £30,000 ~ £50,000