Office of the Provost, Duke University, and
Duke University Health System

Position ID:Duke-ProvostOffice-DGHIDIRECTOR [#8719]
Position Title: Duke Global Health Institute Director
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Global Health
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/12/16, finished 2017/06/02, listed until 2017/06/16)
Position Description:    

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Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is seeking a Director to provide visionary and strategic leadership, support and strengthen the Institute’s research and teaching programs, and continue to raise the national and global profile of DGHI. Established in 2006, DGHI brings knowledge from every corner of Duke University to bear on the most important global health issues of our time. DGHI was established as a University-wide institute to coordinate, support, and implement Duke’s interdisciplinary research, education, and service activities related to global health. DGHI is committed to developing and employing new innovative models of education and research that engage international partners and find innovative solutions to complex global health challenges. DGHI works to reduce health disparities locally and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, health and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders. Reporting dually to the Provost of the University and the Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University, the Director will provide leadership and inspiration for the Institute’s agenda of research, teaching, and service; guide and strengthen collaborations within the university and with academic institutions and NGOs around the world; provide leadership and mentorship for all full-time and part-time global health faculty; oversee a robust research and evaluation grant portfolio; and enrich the Institute’s teaching offerings. In addition, he/she must be an excellent manager of people and resources, with a commitment to Duke’s culture of diversity and the multidisciplinary, collaborative culture of the Institute. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be a dynamic leader with a compelling vision for global health in the 21st century. Ideally, she/he will have an impressive set of accomplishments in areas related to global health and will have a track record that includes: experience in an administrative leadership role within a university or related entity, a demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor, develop and retain a diverse and top-tier diverse faculty and staff, strong financial and operational management skills, experience working in low/middle income countries, an interest in and commitment to fundraising, and experience building and maintaining productive interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations. Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist DGHI with this most important recruitment. Spencer Stuart and the Search Committee respect the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Letters of application, with curriculum vitae, and letters of nominations should be submitted by email (preferred) to: Or by mail to: Diane Westmore Spencer Stuart 3560 Lenox Road NE Suite 2700 Atlanta, GA 30326

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Contact: Barbara Ecton, Executive Assistant to the Provost, 919-684-2631
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Susan Booth, Program Coordinator
Office of the Provost
Duke University
Box 90005
Durham, NC 27708
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