LSHTM - Associate Professor or Professor of Global Mental Health

Department of Population Health

Salary: £54,386 to £100,000 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Reference: EPH-DPH-2018-04


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equality in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor in Global Mental Health.

The role holder will provide academic leadership at a senior level. They will enhance the academic standing and financial sustainability of the School; securing high quality research funding; publishing research of the highest quality and developing and delivering high quality educational programmes. There will be an opportunity to collaborate on ongoing studies, including studies run jointly between LSHTM and the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College. Teaching of postgraduate students will also be required as appropriate, particularly on the MScs in Global Mental Health. At Professor level, the role holder will also be required to strengthen international links with key actors in the field of mental health, as well as promoting the work of the department nationally and globally.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field; highly effective communication and networking skills; proven ability to obtain major research funding and to work with a multidisciplinary team. Teaching and research degree supervision experience are also essential. At the level of Professor, the role holder should also have an established international reputation in mental health research; a substantial publication record of research output of internationally excellent quality and experience of the design and conduct of empirical studies in mental health.

The post is based in London and is available full-time on a permanent basis commencing as soon as possible. Part time and job share will also be considered. Salary will be on the Associate Professor scale, in the range £54,386 to £62,423 or on the Professor scale up to £100,000+ per annum, inclusive of London Weighting), depending on skills and experience. The post will be subject to LSHTM’s terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rate for part time staff. In addition there are discretionary ‘Director Days’. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference EPH-DPH-2018-04. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Rebecca Sear: or Professor John Edmunds:

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