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Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island (US)
Commensurate with qualifications
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Brown University School of Public Health is conducting a national search for the next Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The position is currently open, and the start date is negotiable. The Chair must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DrPH, or equivalents) that includes extensive doctoral-level training in the social, behavioral, or population sciences. The Chair will ideally have an appropriate record of scholarship, teaching, and service to meet the requirements for Full Professor (with tenure) at Brown University School of Public Health. Candidates who are currently at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. Information about the Department can be found online at

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications: Brown University has retained the executive search firm Korn Ferry. Inquiries, nominations, and/or the required application materials (in separate PDFs) should be sent directly to Dr. Josh Ward at Application materials include 1) An up-to-date and detailed curriculum vitae and 2) A letter of interest describing why you are interested in the role of Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown, why your professional experience would lead to your success as Chair, and why now is a good time for you to consider this opportunity. The search committee is reviewing applicant materials on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials as soon as possible.

Josh Ward, PhD, MPhil
Senior Client Partner, Korn Fery Academic Practice

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