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Fellowship opportunity at Meharry


Meharry Medical College Presidential Fellows Position Description

Meharry Medical College was established in 1876 to provide opportunities for African Americans to learn the healing arts. For the last 145 years it has fulfilled this mission while also providing access to healthcare to disadvantaged persons from all walks of life. Today Meharry offers training to diverse students in four schools: School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies and Research and the newly established School of Applied Computational Sciences. The College provides medical and dental care to a diverse patient population through campus and satellite locations. . Additionally, Meharry impacts health policy through training and outreach of its Center for Health Policy; and research in its Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health.

Meharry has reached the midpoint of a 10-yr strategic plan, Meharry 2026, leading up to its sesquicentennial celebration in 2026. The plan calls for bold transformation and expansion of its academic and clinical programs. Guided by the Meharry 2026 roadmap, the College is rapidly moving through a period of major growth and change. It is an ideal time to engage motivated, enlightened minds to begin their journey toward leadership by working closely with the President & CEO during this transformational growth.

The College seeks to hire two Fellows to work with Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, President and CEO. The Presidential Fellows will assist with research and analysis related to major projects aligned with Meharry 2026.. The Fellows will also be involved in facilitating projects led by President Hildreth and other members of the senior leadership team. The Fellows will assist the President in preparing manuscripts, white papers and presentations. Successful candidates will hold EdD, MD, PhD, DDS or JD degrees with an interest in higher education, healthcare administration, public health, research administration or a combination of these areas. Early career individuals with experience in one of the specified areas and project management are preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Successful candidates must be committed to diversity and inclusion and be able to function as members of a diverse team. The base salary for each position is $75,000 per annum, and may be adjusted based on experience and qualifications. Meharry Presidential Fellows may be eligible for hire by the College in permanent positions after two years. Start dates for the fellowships are flexible; the earliest possible start date is July 1, 2021. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and CV or resume by electronic mail to Ms. Sandra Williams, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Meharry Medical College (

It is the policy of Meharry Medical College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


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