UNC Faculty Search: Tenure-Track Position in Social Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Recruitment of Social Epidemiologist, Assistant or Associate Rank

The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health (http://www.sph.unc.edu/epid/), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is recruiting for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking outstanding individuals engaged in social epidemiology research, including, but not limited to, multi-level and life course approaches, with research in substantive areas such as, but not limited to, cancer, cardiovascular, genetics, infectious diseases, or reproductive outcomes.

Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator or collaborator on social epidemiology research studies and experience in graduate student advising and teaching. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate the potential to become independent investigators and teachers.

The Department of Epidemiology is internationally recognized as a leader in epidemiologic research and training. For the fiscal year 2013-2014, the Department was awarded in excess of $24 million in sponsored funding (research, training and public service) and ranks in the top ten largest units at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in sponsored research awards. The Department’s current faculty consists of 41 tenure-track,19 research-track and 146 adjunct faculty members. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Department has 216 graduate students enrolled in the following programs: 19 in the MPH; 17 in the Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR); 23 in the MSPH/Ph.D; and 157 in the Ph.D. Department faculty direct several NIH T32 training grants. The Gillings School of Global Public Health has 247 full-time faculty members in 7 departments (Biostatistics, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, Health Policy and Management, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition) and the Public Health Leadership Program. The School continues to be rated as the #2 School of Public Health in the US overall (according to the 2014 US News and World Report).

In addition to the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, departmental faculty research programs benefit from multiple interdisciplinary centers, programs, and databases at UNC, including the Carolina Population Center (CPC), Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Odum Institute, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the Center for Health Equity Research. Collaborations are also encouraged with other Research Triangle institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FHI 360, Duke University, and NC State University.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a statement describing the applicant’s current and future research plans, a statement describing their teaching philosophy and experience, complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The application materials should be submitted electronically to the attention of Dr. Allison Aiello at the following website: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/70770

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.