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Department of Mental Health

Faculty Openings

Bloomberg Centennial Professor and Chair
Department of Mental Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for the Bloomberg Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Mental Health. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities, a public health perspective on mental health, and a compelling vision for the Department.

The Department of Mental Health seeks to advance understanding of mental health and substance use disorders, with a strong focus on etiology and the development and implementation of programs and policies to advance public mental health and health equity in a range of community, school, and workplace settings. The department brings together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to understand, prevent, and treat mental health and substance use conditions. Founded over 60 years ago, the Department is still the only Department of Mental Health in a school of public health. It has 57 full time faculty, 69 doctoral and master’s students and multiple post-doctoral fellows who are working domestically and internationally across a diverse set of disciplines including epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, sociology, psychiatry, and health policy applied to critical public mental health challenges across the life course from developmental disabilities through adolescent and adult mental health, severe mental illness, and cognitive aging.

The department is one of 10 academic departments at the Bloomberg School. The School is consistently ranked among the top schools of public health in the country with more than 870 full-time faculty and 2,700 graduate-level students. The main campus of the School is located on the medical campus in East Baltimore. Both the East Baltimore campus and the broader University support a collaborative and highly interactive environment with a superb research infrastructure.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, military status, immigration status, or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits, and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance, and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.
Applications should include 1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of academic interest and vision of leadership; and 3) statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, teaching, policy, and practice, and ways to continue to promote and advance these principles in their leadership of the Department. Review of candidates will begin April 1, 2022. Please direct all questions about this search to Susan Williams, Administrative Specialist, at

Applications should be submitted to: