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O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Georgetown University seeks a world class scholar and leader to advance the mission of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, located at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The O’Neill Institute is dedicated to making a difference in the world by finding and applying innovative solutions to the most pressing national and international health challenges. 

The ideal candidate for this position will bring internationally-recognized expertise in one or more of the following fields: law, governance, public health, or health policy. This dedicated leader will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and external partners to build a more robust institute and to facilitate its continued production of first-rate scholarship. Specific qualifications include:

  • Outstanding record of academic and professional achievement
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and impactful scholarship
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and energetic leadership
  • Track record of building collaborative, collegial, and cooperative teams
  • Strategic mindset and global vision

This is a joint search between the O’Neill Institute and Georgetown Law, with potential further appointments to the Georgetown University Medical Center, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and other units at Georgetown University.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, and other materials to Emily N. Smith (

EEO Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.