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Bloomberg American Health Initiative - Obesity and Food Systems

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is committed to improving health by tackling the public health challenge of obesity. Through the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, we are seeking one or more tenure track faculty focused on understanding the impact of food systems and diets on obesity and who are dedicated to identifying innovative solutions to enhance and transform food systems to improve the diet, health, and well-being of communities. Applicants may focus their scholarship in any area related to the impact of food systems and diets on obesity, such as understanding the culture of diets, the relationship of policies to food environments, and the biology of obesity.


The Bloomberg American Health Initiative aims to improve health and save lives in the United States by tackling five of America’s most complex health challenges: obesity and the food system, drug addiction and overdose, gun violence, environmental challenges, 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(s) will have a primary appointment in the department best aligned with her/his interests, and rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should be trained at the doctoral level (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) in a relevant discipline. The search is open to all ranks. Successful applicants will have demonstrated commitment to addressing obesity and food systems issues; a solid record of scholarship; strong skills to contribute to advancing their field, teaching, and extramurally funded research; and strong capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration. 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. BMB is one of the potential host departments for this Bloomberg American Health Initiative for researching the biology of obesity.

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.

Applications should be received no later than July 1, 2018.

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