The Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University welcomes applications and nominations for the Redstone Chair and Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness. The School seeks a Director with exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing the Redstone Center’s broadly defined mission to promote wellness and disease prevention. The successful candidate will be a senior leader with a robust extramural research portfolio with clear expertise within wellness and disease prevention. Importantly, the next Director will have the vision, passion, and knowledge to capitalize on the Redstone Center’s existing strengths and resources for expansion into the future. The next Director will have the unique opportunity to collaborate cross-disciplinarily with faculty, students, and staff while also being able to incorporate their own existing networks as they implement their own unique vision for growth domestically and internationally. The incoming Director may start as early as July 1, 2023.
About the Redstone Center: The Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation, and the Milken Family Foundation came together in 2014 to provide $80 million to GW public health, the largest gift in GW history. Part of that historic gift ($30 million) established the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness. This position represents an uncommon opportunity to harness remarkable strengths across a broad portfolio of disciplines that exist within the School and can be leveraged by the Redstone Center to create interdisciplinary partnerships. The Director will collaborate across the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health with graduate-level research and education programs spanning seven departments: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology; Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Global Health; Health Policy and Management; and Prevention and Community Health.
The Redstone Center’s current portfolio to date has focused on the prevention and treatment of obesity, improving nutrition and physical activity, and other initiatives to address health disparities and inequities. The Center has engaged with policymakers and fosters collaboration with organizations working to improve health outcomes tied to climate change, medical care/practices, and the food system. Continued research and innovation in the prevention and treatment strategies that improve health outcomes in a globally interdependent world, including but not limited to prior areas of emphasis, will be an important element of the next generation of the center’s impact. The Director will continue to grow the Center’s capacity to identify and implement strategies to address health disparities, equity, syndemic or interconnected health outcomes, and public health priorities locally, nationally, and globally. The Director will have the opportunity to collaborate with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences academic, research, and clinical programs including its new health care enterprise at Cedar Hill serving DC’s Wards 7 and 8.
Qualifications: The Director must be eligible for a tenured, 12-month position at the rank of full professor and be eligible for a primary academic appointment within one of the School of Public Health’s departments. Applicants must have experience as a senior leader with a robust extramural research portfolio with clear expertise within wellness and disease prevention.
To Apply: Applicants should submit an up-to-date, detailed CV and letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Director, an overview of your past/future research and policy interests, accomplishments, and plans, and a statement on your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The review of applications will begin on November 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The documents should be sent to Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com.
Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner
Education | Academic Medicine | Healthcare
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