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University of Tampere in Finland is seeking applicants for a new professorship in in Global Health and Development. By global health we mean a system-based and transdisciplinary approach to education, research, and practice. Study of this field places priority on improving wellbeing, health and equity worldwide. It emphasizes complex transnational issues and the search for sustainable solutions. It involves many disciplines and engages with a wide range of stakeholders.
A successful candidate is required to have broad experience in the field of researching Global Health, and especially expertize and promise in inter- or transdisciplinary study of the interaction between global phenomena, health and human wellbeing. Candidates from diverse disciplinary background are considered and invited, but previous work and degrees must show both formal competence and strong track record in knowledge of the intersection of Health and Social Sciences. A higher education degree is required in Public Health or Medicine (licentiate, medical doctor) or Social Sciences, and formal studies or demonstrated strong knowledge in the other two fields. An appropriate doctoral degree is essential. The professorship will be filled on a permanent basis, starting as soon as possible (to be negotiated).
University of Tampere will merge by 2018 with Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The profile of the new University will build on three major areas of focus: Society, Technology and Health. Within the focus, Global Wellbeing will play a major role. As a hub, including Global Health and Development, it is envisioned as enhancing joint activities of disciplines in different faculties, such as Social and Health Sciences, Medicine and Life Sciences, Technical Sciences, Educational Sciences, Economics, and Management. The hub will facilitate innovative education and transdisciplinary research on global issues and on national and local developments influenced by globalisation and regionalisation.
In the role of the professor, participation in inter- and transdisciplinary education is emphasised. In the area of research, a professor will be able to continue and expand her/his research field interests in so far as they contribute to Global Wellbeing. Examples of potential themes include:
- Global and Regional Policies: Socially Fit Health Technology
- Urbanisation and Segregation; Forced Migration
- Global Environmental Health
- Impacts of Globalisation on Health and Health Systems
- Human Rights and Bioethics; Global Governance
The university is seeking a visionary person, who is able to utilize the potentials outlined, and shares the vision of Global Wellbeing.
For further information, please contact: Professor, Global Health and Development, Anneli Milen. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 50 318 7770 or +358 40 552 1337, Skype AnneliMi