Kuwait University has established a new Faculty of Public Health and is accepting applications for academic staff positions, including leadership positions, in all Public Health disciplines.
Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from:
Job descriptions for leadership positions are available at: FOPH Employment
A substantial need exists for academic institutions that can provide Public Health education and training in the Arabian Gulf region. To address this need locally, Kuwait University is establishing a new Faculty of Public Health, and is in the process of recruiting faculty members. In a related effort, the University is also launching a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program, with the inaugural matriculating class entering the program in September, 2014. These initiatives are designed with the goal of supporting and enhancing health protection and health promotion both locally and regionally.
The Faculty of Public Health will initially be constituted with five Departments:
To foster leadership in responding to public health challenges in Kuwait and the Gulf region through promoting relevant education, high quality research and evidence-based practice.
The Faculty of Public Health is committed to health protection and health promotion for all individuals and communities in Kuwait and the Gulf region. This will be achieved by providing relevant professional education and training; by conducting research relevant to national and regional health challenges; by engaging in public health interventions; by fostering health studies so as to promote health literacy throughout the population; and by advocating policies to protect and promote health.
The core values of health as a human right are set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and these values will guide all endeavours of the Faculty. There will be specific commitments to the values of social justice, community partnership and empowerment, cultural sensitivity, truthful dissemination of information, excellence in education and training, professionalism, and evidence-based approaches to public health problems.