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Bloomberg American Health Initiative—Violence Prevention
Johns Hopkins University

Date Posted Jan. 29, 2019
Title Bloomberg American Health Initiative—Violence Prevention
University Johns Hopkins University More About This Institution...
Baltimore, MD, United States
Department Bloomberg School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled.
Position Start Date Negotiable start date.
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Sociology - Social Psychology
    Sociology - Crime, Justice & Law
    Psychology - Social
    Psychology - General
    Criminology/Criminal Justice

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks to improve the health of people across the nation and around the world by working to understand and address violence in all its forms. Through the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, we are seeking multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty who seek insight and pursue action to prevent or address the impact of violence in the United States. Applicants may focus their scholarship in any area related to violence including (but not limited to) community violence, gun violence, youth violence, suicide, child abuse, and intimate partner violence and related forms of violence against women. Scholarship may focus on clarifying the health and social impact of violence, developing and evaluating innovative interventions, or other substantive contributions to the field. Experts in a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to) basic science, epidemiology, demography, health behavior, public policy, and criminal justice. We specifically seek candidates committed to cross-disciplinary, collaborative research.

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative aims to improve health and save lives in the United States by tackling five of America’s critical health challenges: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, violence, obesity and the food system, and risks to adolescent health. Supported by a transformational $300 million gift from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Initiative aims to have impact through extensive collaborations with community and national partners, by training a new generation of leaders from multiple sectors in the tools of public health, by supporting a broad range of research to generate new insights, and by championing innovative programs and policies that can become national models. Faculty members chosen through this search will participate in the leadership of these efforts.

The faculty member will have a primary appointment in the department best aligned with her/his interests and discipline base, and rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should be trained at the doctoral level (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) in one of a diverse set of disciplines contributing to solutions to understand, prevent and mitigate the impact of violence.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated: a commitment to addressing violence, excellent scholarship that integrates student learning; appreciation for diversity and the needs of marginalized populations; and the leadership skills essential for multidisciplinary, collaborative, extramurally-funded research.

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will provide a renewable endowed position of 5 years for senior faculty and 3 years for junior faculty for candidates chosen through this search.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For full consideration, application should be received no later than March 15, 2019.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references through Interfolio at Inquiries should be addressed to Ms. Susan Williams, Administrative Specialist, or 410-955-3480.

  • Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students; we encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minorities to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Susan Williams
    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins University
    615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W1041
    Baltimore, MD 21205
  • 410-955-3480


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