JOE - April 2014

Boston University
Beverly A. Brown Professorship for Improvement in Urban Health
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Beverly A. Brown Professorship for Improvement in Urban Health
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Boston, MA, USA
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
A -- General Economics and Teaching
A1 -- General Economics
B4 -- Economic Methodology
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D6 -- Welfare Economics
F -- International Economics
F6 -- Globalization
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I1 -- Health
I3 -- Welfare and Poverty
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J1 -- Demographic Economics
N3 -- Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy
N4 -- Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
Keywords: Urban health, urban development, health, public health, medicine, behavioral sciences, sociology, economics, international health, global health, city planning, medicine, health, poverty, infectious disease, population, city and regional planning, demography, economics, epidemiology, social work, sociology, public health
Deadline Information: Open until filled.
Deadline Date: 00/2014

JOE ID Number: 201404_400293

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
We are seeking a creative and innovative scholar to help define and lead collaborative university-wide efforts in global urban health. The Beverly A. Brown Professor of Urban Health, a newly endowed Professorship created through a gift to Boston University, will take the lead in growing the urban health program through coordinating and synthesizing current urban health research, teaching, and service activities from around the University.

The inaugural holder of the Beverly Brown Professorship for Improvement in Urban Health will be an outstanding individual with a proven record of innovative and important scholarship on urban health issues in the US and/or internationally. The scholar will be encouraged to collaborate with various Schools and Centers at Boston University already engaged with the urban health agenda. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the academic unit appropriate to their disciplinary training with the possibility of a secondary appointment in another relevant unit. The inaugural holder of this professorship will be expected to work closely with faculty in the School of Public Health and with researchers at the university-wide Center for Global Health and Development.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding scholarly record, a commitment to cross-disciplinary research and an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline. She/he will exhibit a track record of successful efforts in generating grant funding to help BU create an expanding project, program, and human resource base for additional urban health activities. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a global reputation as leaders in the study of the complex challenges for improving health in urban environments. The appointment of this Professor will mark a pivotal moment in Boston University's ongoing development as a global research leader and laboratory for field-defining, multidisciplinary solutions to some of society's most pressing needs.

Boston University, focused on its mission to serve society as a "Great, Urban, Research-driven University," is in a period of remarkable growth and development. Strategic investments in important areas like urban health allow the University to meet its goals of tackling important societal issues through exceptional scholarship, committed, high-quality teaching, and active, practical engagement with one of the critical social issues of our times.

Boston University is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.
Application Instructions:

For a full position description and additional information, please contact Ms. Deirdre Pierotti Interested candidates should send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, selected publications, and a list of references.

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For more information, phone: 617-414-1265

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