Do you want to have an impact on global challenges by combining insights from different disciplines? Do you want to be a part of a leading European school and build your own team as (associate) professor in Global Health? Then we might have an opportunity for you.
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), is a leading European school in health policy and management with strong presence in health economics, health services and health systems research, healthcare governance, and health insurance.
To deliver on important societal challenges, ESHPM has defined a strategic agenda that envisions significant investments in three new themes (Global Health, Sustainable Healthcare & Workforce, and Planetary Health) as well as an enabling data infrastructure. Each theme is to be led jointly by a newly appointed Theme Chair and the current ESHPM department heads.
To strengthen the Global Health
theme, ESHPM is now recruiting for a new:Theme Chair Global Health - (Associate) ProfessorGlobal Health
ESHPM has a track record in global health research and teaching, especially through involvement in the Rotterdam Global Health initiative (RGHi) with the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). With recent challenges leading to growing global disparities, we recognise that our interdisciplinary teaching and research in global health can be considerably strengthened. This particularly includes our work on how to diminish health inequalities between and within countries and the contribution to accessible and equitable healthcare of good quality worldwide.
Through further investment in its Global Health
theme, ESHPM aims to increase its societal and academic impact. Especially in the still underdeveloped fields of healthcare management, governance and policy evaluation in the context of global health. We wish to focus on disadvantaged populations, be they whole economic regions or marginalised groups within otherwise prosperous nations. Aligned with the core expertise of our departments, relevant topics for ESHPM include the assessment of (the consequences of) health inequality, evaluation and implementation of new (digital) health solutions, the introduction of new financial schemes for universal health coverage, the accessibility and quality of essential medicines, public preferences for health interventions and policies, and the increasing importance of new methods for knowledge translation. Moreover, themes such as massive urbanization in especially Africa and Asia, climate change, ageing, pandemics and increasing migration pose new challenges to global health research and policy.
The research activities within the Global Health
theme will build on current activities at ESHPM and the RGHi, and expand these activities by developing complementary research themes. The Theme Chair is expected to (i) expand and strengthen our current networks (e.g., Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, India, Rwanda) to other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and (ii) expand our collaboration with international organizations (academic institutions, WHO, World Bank) and NGOs (Red Cross, MSF). Also, the Theme Chair is expected to develop a capacity building strategy in LMICs.Job description
We are recruiting a Theme Chair who will contribute to a shared vision for the Global Health
theme at ESHPM, including education, research and impact, in close alignment with the Management Team and Faculty Board of ESHPM. Furthermore, the position includes:
- providing leadership for all staff (including PhD students) working in the Global Health theme;
- taking financial and HR management responsibility;
- collaborating with the ESHPM Management Team to recruit additional capacity in this theme (consisting of 2 assistant professors and 2 PhD students);
- connecting the various disciplines both within ESHPM and with the partners of the RGHi;
- fostering interdisciplinary research and representing ESHPM in external bodies relevant for the Global Health research theme;
- contributing to existing educational activities and development of new courses and teaching programmes;
- creating societal impact.