Professor - William H. Foege Chair in Global Health

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Letter of Interest, List of References

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The Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH), Emory University Rollins School of Public Health announces a search for the prestigious William H. Foege Chair in Global Health, a tenured faculty position at the level of Professor.  Candidates should be distinguished leaders in Global Health, known internationally for seminal contributions to public health research, practice, and policy. The position is open to any discipline or area of public health. The holder of the Foege Chair will be expected to contribute to excellence in the department, the RSPH, and Emory University by furthering its mission of scholarship, research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will bring a program of cutting-edge research and significant extramural funding.  


This endowed chair was established in 2002 in honor of Dr. William (Bill) H. Foege, a leader in global health who has held multiple leadership positions including Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Executive Director of The Carter Center of Emory University, and senior advisor for health for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is credited with devising the global strategy to eradicate smallpox. Dr. Foege is currently a distinguished emeritus professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health.


Applicants are asked to apply with a letter indicating their interest accompanied by a curriculum vitae and list of references.  Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.  Screening of applications will continue until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates is identified. Starting date is negotiable.  Please contact Sharon Dorsey (sharon.a.dorsey@emory.edu) with questions regarding the positions.


The Hubert Department of Global Health consists of 46 primary, full-time faculty members, 46 jointly appointed
and over 100 adjunct faculty members, many of whom are affiliated with the neighboring Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Faculty members from multiple disciplines have an outstanding portfolio of research in significant areas of global health, including HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, vaccine-preventable diseases, emerging infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, maternal and child health, gender and health. In addition to MPH and doctoral programs, the Department also hosts several groups of international fellows including Hubert H. Humphrey, Fogarty, King Abdullah, Fulbright, and William H. Foege Fellows.

The Rollins School of Public Health, ranked 4th in the nation among Schools of Public Health, currently employs over 200 full-time faculty and enrolls over 2000 full and part-time graduate students in its masters and doctoral programs. The School is located on the Emory University campus, adjacent to the CDC. Nearby are the Carter Center, the Task Force for Global Health, CARE International, the American Cancer Society, and CNN, known collectively as the global health capital of the world. The School includes six academic departments and offers joint MPH degrees with the schools of medicine, nursing, business, law and theology. Doctoral programs include Nutrition and Health Sciences and new one in Global Health and Development that are based in HDGH, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Health Services and Health Policy and Environmental Health Sciences. The RSPH is a leader in multi-disciplinary research with productive and innovative collaborations engaging faculty and students across the University and scholars from other Atlanta research universities including the Georgia Institute of Technology. The school's centers, programs and institutes contribute to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service activities at RSPH. They allow the school to expand expertise and respond to community needs, provide the opportunity for research collaboration with faculty from other schools and professionals in public health practice, and give students exposure to other disciplines. Centers housed within HDGH are the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies at Emory; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Georgia Center for Diabetes Translational Research; the Interfaith Health Program; the Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights; and, the Food Fortification Initiative.

Located in Atlanta, a diverse, dynamic city, known as the cradle of the civil rights movement, Emory University has an endowment of $7.8 billion, more than $800 million in total research funding and enrolls more than 15,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Emory Global Health Institute links many of the global health activities across the campus. Emory University employs over 15,000 faculty and staff and is the third-largest private employer in the metro Atlanta area.



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