World-class scholarship: Each BDP will be among the most distinguished scholars of his/her field, whose record of scholarship accomplishment and teaching excellence as well as promise of future scholarly innovation mark them as world leaders in these activities. Candidates will be appointed with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor at Johns Hopkins.
Cross-disciplinary research: Each BDP will have a record of distinguished research that focuses on problems that naturally span more than one conventional academic discipline.
Contributions to the university: The BDPs will fuel the growth of cross-disciplinary enterprises in the university. Their appointments will advance cross-disciplinary initiatives the strategic plans of the units in which they are appointed.