The Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health is a vibrant department of approximately 18 full-time faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds (public health, law, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, demography) whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, forced migration, child and adolescent health, environmental justice, human rights, and complex health systems. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department engage in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities. Graduates of the Department pursue careers as research scientists, NGO leaders, and public health practitioners and evaluators who actively contribute to the scientific literature and assume important academic posts and public health leadership globally.
Housed in the Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, the Program on Forced Migration and Health is one of the world's leading programs for training the next generation of refugee health and humanitarian response workers. Started in 1998 in response to the inadequate humanitarian response following the Rwandan genocide, the program has produced over 400 graduates presently working in humanitarian settings across the globe. Through its research, the Program has helped build a knowledge base that is improving humanitarian action and health during global disasters and conflict. Faculty and students engage in a unique combination of research, training, scholarship, and service activities to address refugee health and lead the humanitarian response in complex emergencies.
The Department seeks a faculty member to serve as the Program Director for the Program on Forced Migration and Health. The incumbent will provide guidance and vision to the ongoing development and expansion of the Program. The successful candidate is expected to perform as a scholar and teacher in the Department, possessing a prominent record of academic research, scholarship, service and teaching; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; and a dedication to the development and training of the next generation of refugee health and humanitarian response workers. In addition, the incumbent will oversee the MPH program in Public Health and Humanitarian Assistance and the DrPH in Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Systems. The incumbent will work closely with the Forced Migration Program's faculty, who work to influence policy and practice in complex emergencies and humanitarian contexts. Our Faculty focus areas include risk and resilience among war and disaster affected children; emergency health system strengthening and child survival development; creation of new methodologies to assess incidence of human rights violations; rehabilitation and resiliency of former child soldiers and survivors of gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive rights and health service access; and measurement of child protection and mortality in refugee settings during war.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST APPLY AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
An advanced degree in public health, law, social sciences, medicine or related field is required. Extensive field experience preferred.
Non-tenure: The department focuses on teaching, research and professional experience in population and family health.
Tenure: The department requires a strong teaching, research and publication record in addition to the ability to secure independent funding.
Strong background in research and peer reviewed publications.
Internal Number: 0008352
About Columbia University, MSPH HDPFH
The HDPFH is a vibrant department of 20 full-time faculty from varied professional backgrounds whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and refugee health. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department are engaged in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities.