Chair of Public Health
Full Time Permanent
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
the Chair of Public Health based in the Usher Institute of
Population Health Sciences and Informatics in the University of
Edinburgh's College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. This is
one of the most distinguished chairs of public health in the world
and a key leadership appointment for the College. The appointee
will be supported to build upon the excellence in public health,
primary care, epidemiology and statistics, clinical trials, health
services research, health-related social sciences, health
informatics and global health to create an outstanding
internationally competitive public health research and educational
grouping. The appointee will play a key role in research and
teaching in the College and University and lead knowledge
translation into clinical and public health practice for the
benefit of patients and populations, both locally in NHS
Lothian/Scotland and beyond. They will also be required to be
involved in enhancing eLearning and on-line teaching.
Applicants will have an outstanding strong track record of
research in public health policy and practice supported by external
grant funding and will develop a world-leading programme
of research. Evidence of international excellence in research,
academic leadership and strategic planning is essential.
The applicant should have a commitment to develop and support
relevant learning and teaching programmes, contributing, for
example, to the Undergraduate MBChB Medicine degree, the
Masters in Public Health (on campus and
distance learning), the MSc Clinical Trials (distance
learning) and the Master of Family Medicine programmes.
All applicants will need to demonstrate commitment and
capacity for multi-disciplinary working and be willing to
engage with our many new initiatives including in primary care,
digital science and global health.
Prospective candidates should, in the first instance, contact
Professors Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute of
Population Health Sciences and Informatics (tel +44 (0)131 650
8102; email firstname.lastname@example.org), Sarah
Cunningham-Burley, Dean of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health
Sciences (tel +44(0)131 650 3217; email: Sarah.C.Burley@ed.ac.uk),
or Harry Campbell (email: +44 (0)131 650 3218; email: email@example.com).
For discussion regarding links with NHS public health, please
contact Professor Alison McCallum (+44 (0) 131 465 5813;
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or
ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are
currently under-represented in posts at this level, we particularly
encourage applications from members of these groups.
Applications close on 5th April 2018
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