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Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) and working closely with the Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), the Vice President, Global Health/Director, Emory Global Health Institute (VPGH/DEGHI), will play a key role in maintaining Emory’s reputation as a premier destination for global health. The VPGH/DEGHI is responsible for collaborating with other Global Heath leaders at Emory to assure the development and growth of the global health missions, as well as the alignment and development of academic and research matters relating to global health at Emory University. These responsibilities require the VPGH/DEGHI to exert effective leadership in planning, evaluating success and growth and recruitment. The VPGH/DEGHI will be responsible for the overall mission, vision, strategic direction, coordination and administration of the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI).

The primary goals of Emory Global Health Institute are to continue to develop a strong academic infrastructure in global health at Emory University, develop and nurture global health partnerships, foster global health research and scholarship, and help train the next generation of global health leaders. Working closely with the Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health, EGHI supports faculty researching a variety of global health issues, connects faculty with funding partners, provides global health learning opportunities to Emory students and hosts global health experts at Emory to share their knowledge with the Emory community. Under EGHI, the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network (CHAMPS) is a long-term surveillance network, supported by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, to characterize definitive causes of child death and stillbirths through surveillance, post-mortem specimen collection, and innovative laboratory diagnostics in seven locations with high rates of child mortality in Africa and South Asia.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate holds a Doctor of Medicine or doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, public health, social sciences or a related field, is eligible for a faculty appointment at Emory University and is a globally recognized public health leader and researcher with progressive leadership experience of at least ten (10) years. The individual will have a proven track record (minimum of five (5) years) of leadership experience in a governmental, NGO and/or academic organization. Candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of international experience partnering effectively with international leaders while employing 21st century approaches to global health, building sustainability initiatives and creating funding opportunities. Demonstrated leadership in developing partnerships, strategic planning, including results, are required. Must be an excellent, persuasive and passionate communicator. International travel required. S/he will be an accomplished scientific and public health leader with direct administrative experience to include a broad understanding of the complex global health environment and issues challenging the field of global health.

Emory University established The Global Health Institute (EGHI) in September 2006 to build on its strong foundation in global health research, training, and scholarship initiated by the Emory University School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory Vaccine Center, and other schools and departments such as anthropology, biology, chemistry, and theology. Longstanding working relationships have been in place with The Carter Center and the Task Force for Global Health, and others such as the American Cancer Society, CARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a successful global health research institute with the resolve and resources to invest in programs, people and technology that advance teaching, research and outcomes for global health. Emory’s leadership is deeply committed to providing the highest level of quality in all of Emory’s global health research programs.

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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