Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins University seeks the next dean of its Bloomberg School of Public Health. Defined by academic excellence, pioneering research, and the translation of knowledge into practice, the Bloomberg School has been at the vanguard of public health for a century, providing population-level solutions to urgent public health problems worldwide and delivering on its mission to protect health and save lives—millions at a time. In the years ahead, the Bloomberg School tradition of innovation will lead to bold new ways to address the toughest health challenges in Baltimore, the United States, and across the globe as it educates and trains the next generation of public health scholars, practitioners, and leaders. The next dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to lead this effort and build upon the Bloomberg School's storied legacy to shape the future of global health.

About the Bloomberg School of Public Health: From the school's founding in 1916 as the first independent, degree-granting school of public health, what is today the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has consistently taken on the most urgent public health challenges. In its first hundred years, the school has pioneered childhood vaccines, helped to eradicate smallpox, and saved the sight and lives of millions. Today, as the largest and No. 1-ranked school of public health, the school seeks answers to the most complex public health questions. Across the Bloomberg School's vibrant, diverse, and highly collaborative community, educators, students, researchers, and scientists are discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic diseases, improve the health of mothers and infants, address health disparities and determinants, change the biology of aging, and parse big data in health.

With ongoing research in more than 130 countries, the Bloomberg School sets the standard for public health on a global scale. It established the first academic curriculum dedicated to public health at the international level, growing the program to a department that has shaped the field as a distinct discipline. Across a range of specialties, the school's work in global health research has yielded game-changing public health discoveries. From frontline work and assistance in the West-African Ebola epidemic to assessments of disease risk in an earthquake-ravaged Nepal to leadership in the fight against malaria, the school's commitment to worldwide health is stronger than ever, led by 530 full-time and 620 part-time faculty and more than 2,250 graduate students from 81 nations, along with 20,000 alumni living in 170 countries. With more than 60 research centers and institutes in total, the school brings intense focus to a range of complex issues. Students from around the world come to the Bloomberg School for an unparalleled public health education. Across 10 departments that span basic research, quantitative approaches, and clinical, population-based, policy, and implementation research, the school offers world-class resources to support the goals of students who aspire to public health leadership. Known for education innovation, the Bloomberg School offers more than 25 graduate degrees and flexible continuing education programs for public health professionals. The school developed the first online MPH program, offers more than 100 online courses, and has reached more than five million learners through its MOOCs.

In September 2016, a historic $300 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies established the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a transformative investment in a healthy future for the United States. Through this effort, the Bloomberg School—no stranger to tough problems and sustainable solutions—will drive progress by conducting groundbreaking research, training a new generation of leaders, and teaming up with public and private organizations across the country.

The Bloomberg School's next leader must be intellectually committed to supporting the interaction of research, education, policy, and practice. This will require an accomplished research background, a commitment to the highest academic standards, and both a global outlook and a desire to build upon the school's impact on the community of Baltimore. The next dean must be a strategic thinker with public service values; an excellent communicator, manager, and fundraiser; and a collaborative, inclusive, and transformational leader who will promote collegiality, diversity, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Learn more at

About Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins was founded as the nation's first research university on the principle that pursuing big ideas and sharing knowledge makes the world a better place. For 140 years, the university has sustained and delivered on that vision and mission. The university has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs. Perennially ranked as the nation's leader in annual research expenditures, the university has consistently achieved this standard through excellent academic leadership, committed faculty and students, innovative programs, collegiality, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applications (including a CV and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries can be sent to the email address below. The search will remain open until the position is filled and candidate materials are requested by January 26, 2017.

Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.