The Beverly A. Brown Professorship was established in 2012 by a generous gift of $4 Million to Boston University by alumnus and Board of Trustees member, Richard C. Shipley (Questrom '68, '72). It is intended to honor and support a highly distinguished professor whose research, teaching, and service ultimately advance the condition of almost half of the world's population who now live in urban areas. The advancement of the quality of life in urban areas around the globe may be achieved through a variety of approaches such as broader use of vaccines, availability of high quality food, improved access to health care, or entirely new modes of delivering health care. The ideal candidate for this professorship will be a scholar of the highest caliber, whose work seeks creative and innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges associated with the urban environment. The search committee is charged with identifying and recommending exceptional individuals for potential recruitment to Boston University to serve as the inaugural Beverly A. Brown Professor. The work of qualified candidates will seek innovative approaches to the prevention of significant health issues before they occur, or solutions to existing problems in global health. The first incumbent Beverly A. Brown Professor should have expertise in public health but can also have expertise in management, urban health sector management, or economics. The Professorship will be awarded by the University Provost, with the approval of the President.
Letters of application, with curriculum vitae and letters of nominations should be submitted by email to: Diane Westmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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