Department Epidemiology - 463501
Posting Open Date 02/15/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Open Rank
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0003927
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2022
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Epidemiology is one of the seven departments located in the
Gillings School of Global Public Health. The department's primary focus is to
the development and application of research methods to understand the patterns
and causes of health and disease, and the application of that knowledge to
improving the health of populations. We provide strong training in research
methods and opportunities for the application of epidemiology to a wide range
of health problems through our research. The achievements of our faculty,
staff, students, and alumni have enabled us to become one of the leading
academic departments of epidemiology in the world. The department has 39
Tenured-Tenure Track /10 Joint Tenure-Track Faculty, 25 Fixed Term / 2 Joint
Fixed Term Faculty, 120 Adjuncts, 17 EHRA Non-Faculty, 20 Postdocs, 37 SHRA
(Staff), 28 SHRA Temporary and 181 students enrolled- 162 PhD and 19 MSCR.
The department's operating budget is 27 million a year.
The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting for multiple full-
time tenure-track positions in the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full
Professor (open rank).
We are seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in social
epidemiology. We seek outstanding candidates engaged in social epidemiology
research with a focus on social determinants of health and/or health
disparities research. We welcome candidates with a disciplinary focus that
includes anti-racism research, who focus on populations that have been
historically marginalized, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color,
people with disabilities, and LBGTQIA+ communities, and/or who have expertise
conducting community engaged research with community partners in racially,
ethnically, and economically diverse communities.
We are also seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in
environmental epidemiology. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is
home to the NIEHS-funded Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility,
an NIEHS-funded T32 that supports multiple pre- and post-doctoral scholars,
and multiple investigators with NIEHS, EPA, and CDC-funded research projects.
We seek exceptional candidates conducting environmental epidemiology research
in areas including, but not limited to, environmental justice, climate change,
chemical exposures, air pollution, radiation, water contaminants, and
disasters, as well as development of novel methods of study design, conduct,
and analysis. Candidates who additionally have experience in community engaged
research are especially encouraged to apply.
As members of the Department of Epidemiology at UNC, the new faculty members
would be expected to develop independently funded research portfolios. They
would be expected to serve as academic advisors to doctoral-level epidemiology
students and contribute to teaching courses in social and/or environmental
The Department of Epidemiology (https:// www. sph.unc.edu/epid/) is
internationally recognized as a leader in epidemiologic research and training.
Located within the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the number one
ranked public school of Public Health in the US, departmental faculty research
programs benefits from multiple interdisciplinary centers, programs, and
databases at UNC, including the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
(LCCC), The Carolina Population Center (CPC), the Sheps Center for Health
Services Research, the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the Center for
Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE), The Causal Inference Research Group (CIRG),
the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCs)
and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID).
Collaborations are also encouraged with other Research Triangle Institutions
such as the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), FHI 360, Duke University, and
NC State University.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in Epidemiology or a closely related field or equivalent that prepares for
a career conducting independent research, high-quality teaching, and mentoring
students in the broadly defined fields of social and environmental
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate potential to
become independent investigators and teachers. Candidates for the rank of
Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship with experience
as a principal investigator or collaborators on epidemiology research studies,
and experience in graduate student advising and teaching. Candidates for the
rank of Full Professor must have obtained national or international
recognition and must have demonstrated sustained and high-quality
accomplishment in teaching, and sustained excellence in either research or
public health practice. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated
sustained contributions in professional and public health service. Candidates
must have consistently secured independent major grant awards as principal-
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
All applications should be sent electronically to the attention of Dr. Audrey
Pettifor at the following website:
https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/222380. Applicants should provide a cover
letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact
information for at least three professional references and three in press or
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public
Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an
academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.
Please include a separate diversity statement which outlines examples of your
past commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe you
might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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