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Director of Graduate Studies

The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health (PFRH) invites applications for a Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), a non-tenure track faculty position. 

The DGS will guide and strengthen the Masters and Doctoral programs, in collaboration with the educational faculty leadership and the academic program managers.

Responsibilities of the DGS include:

  • Overseeing the implementation and governance of graduate studies within the department
  • Fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement for all PFRH educational activities
  • Promoting a culture that values inclusion, diversity, anti-racism and equity (IDARE)
  • Being accountable for financial activities related to graduate programs
  • Supervising the academic program managers with responsibilities for departmental and school-wide masters and doctoral programs, PFRH Institutes, certificate programs, educational committees, training grants, and other educational activities
  • Reviewing program performance and providing periodic reports (e.g., academic programs, student progress, faculty advisor assignments, funder reports, training grants)
  • Acting as a liaison for school and university wide educational convenings
  • Facilitating connections to professional development opportunities, funding opportunities and awards for graduate students
  • Communicating relevant matters to the program faculty and committees as needed; informing faculty of graduate education-related policies, deadlines, and programs as appropriate
  • Fostering growth of department academic offerings aligned with department expertise and capacity
  • Assuring student handbooks are current, accessible to faculty and students, and aligned with educational competencies
  • Promoting PFRH educational offerings at outside venues (e.g., institutions, conferences)
  • Ensuring website content for academic programs is up to date

PFRH is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of individuals, families, and populations across the life course through public health science, teaching and practice locally, nationally, and globally.
The Department’s robust educational initiatives offer a broad spectrum of masters and doctoral degrees and certificates in areas including adolescent health, demographic methods, gender in health, maternal and child health, population and health, public health advocacy, and public health economics. PFRH has 50 full-time faculty, 250 affiliated doctoral and masters students, and diverse research and practice activities.
The DGS will be hired at the rank commensurate with training and experience. Master’s degree in public health, education, or related discipline required.
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 identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, 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 based on demonstrated ability, performance, and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Applications should be submitted to: and should include:

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. statement of interest; and
  3. statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship and education.

Review of candidates will begin in September 2021.
Please direct all questions about this search to Deenah Darom, Administrative Specialist, at

Susan Gross, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN, Associate Scientist Chair of Search Committee Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health