Brown University invites innovative, experienced, and highly collaborative leaders to apply for the position of Dean of the School of Public Health. The next dean will have the unique opportunity to build and shape a dynamic new school. The Dean provides strategic vision, intellectual leadership and administrative oversight to all aspects of the School, and advances and promotes the School’s mission of academic excellence in education, research, and civic engagement. 

About the School of Public Health:  Brown’s Public Health Program became the Brown University School of Public Health in July 2013 and was accredited by CEPH in 2016. The School is the natural evolution of ten years of growth in education and in research, with more than 200 faculty and 275 undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting directly to the university provost, the dean oversees the School’s four departments, twelve research centers, five Master’s programs, four Doctoral programs, and an undergraduate concentration. The School’s mission is to educate future public health leaders, discover and communicate innovative approaches to address public health challenges, and to enhance population health and well-being. The School plays a central role in Brown’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction, which has identified “Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health” as a major area of investment in the coming decade. This investment is reflected in the priorities of the University’s current $3 billion comprehensive campaign, BrownTogether. The School is ideally positioned to take advantage of this investment by building upon an exceptionally productive and collaborative faculty body, thriving departments, and nationally renowned research centers. The School has particular strengths in research and training on aging, alcohol and other substance use, child health, environmental epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, global health, health equity research, HIV/AIDS, and statistical sciences. The size of the School facilitates students and faculty working collaboratively with colleagues across programs, centers, and departments. With close ties to the Warren Alpert Medical School, the University, and the wider community, students benefit from substantial opportunities to gain and apply knowledge, while faculty put their findings into practice to impact local, state, and national policy. For additional information, please visit  and .

About Brown University: Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university. Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of about 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by February 23, 2017.   

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other legally protected status.