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Chair in Global Health

Hull York Medical School
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Current minimum 62,585 per annum
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Role Description

As part of a key strategic development, the Hull York Medical School and Department of Health Sciences are seeking to appoint a Professor of Global Health. The focus of our recruitment is to appoint an outstanding research leader in global health, strengthening the partnership between the Hull York Medical School and Department of Health Sciences. If appointed you will conduct research within the Department of Health Sciences and contribute teaching and leadership of the Hull York Medical School.

Background to the appointment
Demographic, economic and epidemiological transitions worldwide are accelerating premature morbidity and mortality from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The emergence of chronic NCDs imposes high health, societal, and economic burdens that disproportionately affect those in low resource settings. We are committed to generating high quality evidence that helps to address important global challenges in NCD.  This appointment will strengthen and expand research to tackle the burden of chronic NCDs in low- and middle-income countries.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with strong track records in one or more of the following areas of research: trials, large datasets, implementation science, epidemiology, policy research, health economics, observational studies, systematic reviews or evidence synthesis.

The role is available to clinically or non-clinically qualified applicants.

Key Requirements

  • PhD in Global Health or a related area
  • Outstanding and internationally recognised knowledge of relevant subject area
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally excellent research, operating across disciplinary boundaries
  • International leader in a major research field, leadership of research group/theme
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to manage and interact with staff and students at all levels and to contribute  to broadening the strategic development of the School and Department

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale, current minimum £62,585 per annum.

To apply
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Una Macleod ( or Professor Karl Atkin (

Closing date: 25 March 2018
Interviews will be held in York on: 30 April 2018

Why York?
The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research. The Department of Health Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department with an international reputation for excellence in applied health research. 

For further information on Hull York Medical School and the Department of Health Sciences, please see and

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