Director, Climate and Health Program

Organization: Columbia University Endowed Professorship
Mailman School of Public Health

Location: New York, New York
Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health welcomes applications and nominations for a senior-rank faculty position in the (Associate or Full Professor) for the role of Director of the Schoolwide Climate and Health Program. This position is supported by an endowed chair position. As a premier worldwide leader in climate and health, the mission of the Columbia Mailman Climate and Health Program is to foster innovative, cross- and inter-disciplinary, translational scholarship on the human health dimensions of climate change, with the goal of advancing society’s capacity to understand, anticipate, prevent, and adapt. One of society’s greatest challenges in coming decades will be to enhance population health in the face of emerging risks related to climate change. Overcoming this challenge will require new science to identify impacts, adaptation mechanisms, practice solutions, and policy levers, to enhance practice and communication solutions, and to train a new workforce of professionals who can develop and translate that science into action.

The Director will set forth a vision for the program to further leverage its unique strengths and maximize the School’s impact advancing the public’s health locally and globally. Given the Mailman School of Public Health’s well-established global leadership in climate and health, one of the key responsibilities of the Director will be to lead the partnership with the Columbia University Climate School to advance health-related research, training, and solutions in this area. The Climate School, which was recently created by the University, is the first climate school in the world and provides the education, research and global partnerships needed to create and maintain a sustainable society. The Director will also be a global ambassador on climate change and represent the school and our climate and health work nationally and internationally, and provide leadership on this topic for the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in one of the six departments within the Mailman School of Public Health, as well as an appointment in the Columbia University Climate School.
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