Senior Fellow and Project Director for China Health Law Initiative

Senior Fellow and Project Director for China Health Law Initiative

The O?Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as Senior Fellow and Project Director for the Institute?s China Health Law Initiative.

The China Health Law Initiative, a partnership between Georgetown University Law Center?s O?Neill Institute and its Law-Asia Program, seeks to promote dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and China on health law as a tool for improving the public?s health and welfare. ?The Senior Fellow and Project Director will develop and direct the program. ?Responsibilities will include budgeting, grant management, additional grant writing, partner relations, program implementation, and management of any associated staff.

The O?Neill Institute integrates its academic mission with research to provide innovative solutions for the leading health problems in the United States and globally.

The Institute is located at Georgetown Law. It is structured as a partnership between Georgetown University Law Center and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and also draws upon the University?s intellectual resources in the School of Medicine, the Public Policy Institute, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Details about the ongoing work of O?Neill can be found at

Law-Asia is located at Georgetown Law and its mission is to encourage scholarly communication between the faculty and students of Georgetown and their counterparts in East Asia; to focus the academic strengths of the Georgetown law and foreign policy faculty on legal issues arising out of Asia?s growing economic power; ?to ensure that Georgetown?s graduates will be equipped to practice competently and ethically in a global context shared with the nations of East Asia; and to make its expertise in law, legal pedagogy and foreign policy available to coming generations of US and Asian lawyers and policy makers.

The Senior Fellow/Project Director for the China Health Law Initiative will be based at the Law Center and report to the O?Neill Institute Executive Director. The position will last for 2-3 years, and will start in September 2010, salary commensurate with experience.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates should have their J.D. degree, and exceptional academic credentials, including publication, strong research interests, and knowledge or experience in aspects of national or global health law and ethics, such as public health, empirical studies, regulation, financing, and/or human rights. ?Candidates should have significant experience working on international cooperation programs in China and must also be fluent in both English and Chinese. The successful candidate will have the talent and energy to drive this vital program of cooperation between China and the United States.

Application should be made by letter or email, with accompanying CV, writing sample, professional references, official law school transcript, and other graduate school transcript (if applicable).

The application deadline is May 1, 2010.

How to apply

Applications should be directed to the attention of The O?Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Email applications can be submitted to

[email protected]