Current Employment Opportunities

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health and the Berman Institute of Bioethics: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track)

The field of global health ethics is rapidly expanding to address critical ethical issues in both global health research and global health practice and policy.  Increased attention is focused, for example, on ethical issues in health systems research, implementation science, learning healthcare systems, and research on genetics and genomics as well as in global health and social justice, health, ethics, and human rights, equitable health insurance schemes, and ethics issues in specific areas of global public health work such as food distribution, disease prevention, m-health, or reduction of injuries.  As the field of global health ethics continues to broaden its scope and disciplinary range, the Department of International Health and the Berman Institute are partnering to create a tenure-track faculty position focusing on the ethical aspects of research, policy, and/or practice in global and international health.


Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent.  Applicants should: (1) have a solid background in bioethics; (2) have strong background in and commitments to global health; (3) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in global bioethics; (4) show promise for excellence in teaching and advising of doctoral and masters students; (5) show promise for ability to secure external funding; (6) show track record or strong potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.   Scholars from varied disciplines are eligible to apply; applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be mentored to develop an increasingly independent portfolio of scholarship and funding in global bioethics.

The successful candidate will join thriving communities of scholars both within the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the #1 ranked school of public health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest school of public health in the country; the Department of International Health is the oldest such department in the country and seeks to understand health problems and develop means of disease reduction and health protection in underserved populations around the world.  The Department has over 150 full-time faculty working in over 90 countries and runs masters and doctoral programs through each of its four programs.  The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the premier bioethics programs in the world as well as one of largest.  It aims to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.  The Berman Institute includes an interdisciplinary body of 40 faculty with appointments in the JHU schools of public health, medicine, nursing, arts and sciences and advanced international studies; the Berman Institute runs a Masters in Bioethics program and participates in doctoral training in bioethics and public health.


Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references.  Applications submitted by September 15, 2017 will be assured of the most careful consideration. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Links of interest for this position: http://www.jhsph.edu/Dept/IH ; www.bioethicsinstitute.org

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Research Program Coordinator – Requisition # 314020

The Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is seeking a full-time Research Program Coordinator to assist with the research and management of the Center for Bridging Infectious Disease, Genomics, and Society (BRIDGES), a National Institutes of Health–funded Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. The overarching goal of BRIDGES is to help ensure that the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic advances are understood and taken into account in clinical and public health decision-making for infectious disease management. Reporting to the Project Director and Principal Investigators, the Research Program Coordinator will support BRIDGES research teams at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Medicine, to coordinate, manage, and advance research programs within a dynamic interdisciplinary center. The Research Program Coordinator will also work on bioethics projects at the Berman Institute as the need arises.


  •  Assist in the management of the center’s daily operations. Coordinate project-related meetings between the principal investigators, research faculty and staff, and other stakeholders. Responsible for taking meeting minutes and disseminating information updates to the group.
  • Assist with research activities in BRIDGES projects, including data collection, entry, and analysis and manuscript writing. Study methodologies include surveys, issue-spotting meetings, and focus groups.
  • Search popular media and scientific literature for articles relevant to BRIDGES projects and programs (including the topics of participation of vulnerable populations in precision medicine research, personalized vaccines, and the use of genomics in clinical management of infectious disease), and help compile articles for BRIDGES news roundups.
  • Collect and keep references up to date.
  • Coordinate organization and publicity of BRIDGES events.
  • Assist with tracking expenditures and compiling progress reports for budgeting purposes and funder updates.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Some related experience required.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Effective communicator with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical thinking skills, facility with numbers, and familiarity with MS Office suite (especially Excel and Power Point) preferred.

How to Apply

Please complete an application at https://jobs.jhu.edu. Attach a cover letter and resume detailing why you are the most qualified candidate for the position. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions may be directed to elaw1@jhu.edu