Applications sought for Director of UW Center for Global Health

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks applicants for the position of Director, Center for Global Health.

The candidate should be currently employed as faculty or staff at the UW-Madison, and have experience and expertise in global health teaching, research, and/or service. The ideal candidate will provide leadership of core interdisciplinary educational activities of the Center, as well as additional duties related to clinical education of medical students and/or the development of a global health research program, depending on the background and interests of the candidate. This is anticipated to be a 25%-50% appointment, but the final percent appointment will be negotiated with the chosen candidate. A detailed list of potential duties and responsibilities of the director is listed below. A pdf version can be downloaded here.


Sustain and Expand Global Health Education and Campus-Wide Partnerships

1. Provide visionary leadership to promote the mission of the Center for Global Health and UW-Madison global health activities nationally and internationally.

2. Sustain current funding levels for CGH programs through ongoing engagement with stakeholders.

3. Provide leadership in efforts to seek new funding for innovative interdisciplinary global health education and partnerships from sources such as state, school/college and university funds, federal and international governmental and NGO grants, and work with campus development officials to encourage private gifts in support of global health activities. (See research component below)

4. Direct Center activities related to global service and training projects that seek center consultation and involvement.

5. Serve as Senior Advisor for Global Health for the Dean of International Studies and Vice Provost for Globalization.

6. Meet regularly with leaders at UW-Madison to most effectively synergize global health activities.

7. Supervise and support Center for Global Health staff.

Provide Leadership in Global Health Education

1. Provide leadership for global health education in the health science schools, post-graduate medical education/residencies and/or the MPH program.

2. Contribute to the development and teaching of global health courses (both campus and field-based). Also, encourage development of international health content in collaboration with area and international studies programs and other units on campus that can be used in courses in other curriculum areas on campus.

3. Provide support for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and global health field courses.

4. Oversee global health outreach activities including lectures, workshops, conferences, annual symposia, the Center for Global Health website, etc.

5. Ensure consistent implementation and periodic review of policies to promote safe conduct of high quality global health activities for students who are involved in Center for Global Health field experiences.

6. Contribute to papers, journals and books related to global health.


Support the Clinical Global Health Activities of UW Medical Students and Physicians

1. Lead annual orientation for medical students and residents who will do global health clerkships/rotations outside of the United States.

2. Advise medical students in the 4th year (approximately 30 per year) about placements and serve as faculty of record for the International Health Elective (Sen Med 937) with responsibility for academic preparation and grading.

3. Work with SMPH faculty to identify appropriate field sites for UW medical students.

4. Enhance safety and quality of international clinical experiences through development and implementation of policies and best practices.

5. Advise and support medical students, UWH clinicians, and SMPH Department Chairs about guidelines for international medical service efforts to foster quality and safety of these experiences, as well as accountability and compliance with UW policies.

6. Carry out these activities according to the CGH partnership principles of respect and mutual benefits.

Foster Global Health Research

1. Promote campus partnerships and collaborative global health research, evaluation and/or applied research.

2. Work with UW researchers to identify global health research priorities where UW can make unique contributions and has a strategic advantage.

3. Oversee an ongoing process for review of grant calls and funding opportunities.

4. Lead development of proposals for innovative interdisciplinary research in global health from sources such as state, school/college and university funds, federal and international governmental and NGO grants, and work with SMPH and campus development officials to encourage private gifts in support of global health activities.

5. Facilitate development of opportunities for students to conduct research and publish.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and CV by November 15, 2010, to Chris Blakey (, 4263 Health Science Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.