Faculty Openings



The Beverly A. Brown Professorship for the Improvement of Urban Health

The Beverly A. Brown Professorship was established in 2012 by a generous gift of $4 Million to Boston University by alumnus and Board of Trustees member, Richard C. Shipley (Questrom ’68, ’72). It is intended to honor and support a highly distinguished professor whose research, teaching, and service ultimately advance the condition of almost half of the world’s population who now live in urban areas. The advancement of the quality of life in urban areas around the globe may be achieved through a variety of approaches such as broader use of vaccines, availability of high quality food, improved access to health care, or entirely new modes of delivering health care. The ideal candidate for this professorship will be a scholar of the highest caliber, whose work seeks creative and innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges associated with the urban environment. The search committee is charged with identifying and recommending exceptional individuals for potential recruitment to Boston University to serve as the inaugural Beverly A. Brown Professor. The work of qualified candidates will seek innovative approaches to the prevention of significant health issues before they occur, or solutions to existing problems in global health. The first incumbent Beverly A. Brown Professor should have expertise in public health but can also have expertise in management, urban health sector management, or economics. The Professorship will be awarded by the University Provost, with the approval of the President.

Letters of application, with curriculum vitae and letters of nominations should be submitted by email to: Diane Westmore at dwestmore@spencerstuart.com.

Or by mail to:
Spencer Stuart
c/o Diane Westmore
3560 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.504.4412


Chair, Global Health

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites accomplished scholars and global health leaders to apply for the chair of its vibrant Department of Global Health. BUSPH is a leader in the global health community, and the next chair will play a leadership role in the School and across the University as BU seeks to strengthen and coordinate its education and research activities in the area of global health.

The department consists of 29 faculty members who are experts in the most critical issues and challenges facing global health, and it houses the school’s Center for Global Health and Development, which has been a University focal point for global health activities. The Department has a major field site in Zambia, a close working relationship with key health service and research entities in South Africa, and current or recent projects in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Lesotho, India, Vietnam and China. The department receives $8.5 million per year in research awards. The department teaches courses towards both master’s and doctoral degrees and currently houses the school wide Pharmaceutical program for our MPH students.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD degree or equivalent, attained the rank of Professor or be eligible to be appointed at that rank; is, or has been, personally funded by an agency, foundation or other extra-mural source to undertake research in a chosen area of inquiry; demonstrated scholarship through teaching awards, publications and extramurally-funded research, and held leadership or advisory roles in national and international professional groups concerned with issues related to global health.

Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist BUSPH with this important recruitment. Spencer Stuart and the Search Committee respect the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Letters of application, with curriculum vitae and letters of nominations should be submitted by email to: dwestmore@spencerstuart.com.

Or by mail to:
Spencer Stuart
c/o Diane Westmore
3560 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.504.4412


Chair, Health Law, Policy & Management

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites accomplished scholars and health policy leaders to apply for the chair of its dynamic and growing Department of Health Law, Policy and Management. BUSPH is contributing importantly to the nationwide debate on the transformation of healthcare services delivery and financing. The new chair will play a leadership role in the School and across the University as BU seeks to strengthen and coordinate its education and research activities in the areas of health law, health policy, health management and health services research.

The department consists of 34 faculty members who are experts in the most critical issues and challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. It teaches courses towards both masters and doctoral degrees, including a new, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) approved, program in health care management. The department receives $4 million per year in research awards. The department houses the Center for Health Systems Innovation, and is the administrative home for the school wide Health and Disability Research Institute and the newly created Center for Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights. The department has a long-standing relationship with the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research Center of Excellence.  These centers enhance an already vibrant intellectual environment for the department.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD degree or equivalent, attained the rank of Professor or be eligible to be appointed at that rank; is, or has been, personally funded by an agency, foundation or other extra-mural source to undertake research in a chosen area of inquiry; demonstrated scholarship through teaching awards, publications and extramurally-funded research, and held leadership roles in local, state and national professional groups concerned with issues related to health policy and management.

Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist BUSPH with this important recruitment. Spencer Stuart and the Search Committee respect the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Letters of application, with curriculum vitae and letters of nominations should be submitted by email to: dwestmore@spencerstuart.com.

Or by mail to:
Spencer Stuart
c/o Diane Westmore
3560 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.504.4412


Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position to participate in methodological and collaborative research with Biostatistics faculty and investigators from several potential disciplines. The Department of Biostatistics comprises 28 full-time faculty, who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research and scholarship in various areas of biostatistics including statistical genetics, clinical trials, surveillance, longitudinal studies, Bayesian statistics and risk prediction. Biostatistics faculty play leading roles in several large clinical trials and observational studies such as the renowned Framingham Heart Study, Long Life Family Study, Black Women’s Health Study, and the Superfund project. Their work has contributed new knowledge on genetic and non-genetic factors for cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and arthritis, nutritional epidemiology, healthy aging and extreme longevity. Many of these findings have been effectively translated into current clinical practice.

The department has a large and successful graduate program, and a federally funded doctoral program for interdisciplinary training of biostatisticians.

Successful applicants will contribute methodological and collaborative research in exciting areas such as statistical genetics, clinical trials and observational studies, and will also participate in teaching and mentoring students in the MA and PhD programs in Biostatistics and in our Master of Public Health.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, or other quantitatively oriented field. Applicants must have a demonstrated research record, a strong commitment to teaching, and strong communication and writing skills.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their previous research and teaching experience and career goals, and three letters of reference to:

Assistant Professor Search Committee
c/o Chary Ortiz
Financial Administrator
Department of Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health, BUMC
801 Mass Avenue, Crosstown Center, 3rd floor, Rm 325
Boston, MA 02118
Fax: 617-638-6484
Email: chary@bu.edu

Inquiries to Dr. Paola Sebastiani, Chair, Search Committee, sebas@bu.edu.

Application review begins November 16, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Faculty Position in Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights

The Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights in the Boston University School of Public Health invite applications for a new full-time faculty position beginning September 1, 2016. Appointment rank and length depend on qualifications. The faculty member will contribute to an expanded research agenda created by the establishment of a new schoolwide Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights and new course offerings created by merging the department of health law, bioethics & human rights and the department of health policy and management.
Responsibilities include:

  • teaching 2 to 3 courses per year and co-teaching the department’s core course (Health Systems, Policy and Law)
  • advising students in the Master of Public Health degree program
  • participating in multidisciplinary research as a member of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights
  • developing and pursuing a portfolio of externally funded scholarly research

Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. and a record of either demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship in one or more of the following areas: public health law, health care financing law, health insurance law, privacy law, mental health law, research with human subjects, biomedical ethics, public health ethics, human rights and health.
Faculty in the School of Public Health are engaged without tenure under a system of rolling appointments corresponding to faculty rank and merit reviews. Salary and benefits are competitive.
To apply, please send electronic copies of the following to Ms. Gina Duong, Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, BUSPH [gduong@bu.edu]:

  • Cover letter, including a statement of teaching and research interests and experience, addressed to Professor Wendy K. Mariner, Chair, HLPM Search Committee, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • Résumé
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Names and contact information of references (the search committee will request reference letters as appropriate)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants should submit materials promptly. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.