Department Physical Medicine Rehab - 413401
Posting Open Date 12/03/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Research Faculty/ Vice Chair for Research (Open Rank)
Appointment Type Open Rank
Vacancy ID FAC0003046
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the
University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine is seeking a vibrant,
engaging Research Faculty (Open Rank)/Vice Chair for Research to lead and
grow a research program that will change people's lives. Academic rank will be
awarded at the level commensurate with experience. This position will be part
of the department's Senior Leadership Group and will report directly to the
The successful individual will be expected to collaborate and work closely
with the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, other UNC
School of Medicine departments (e.g. Allied Health Sciences, Orthopedics,
Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery), units within the UNC Gillings School
of Global Public Health, the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, RTI
International, and other divisions and centers at UNC on research projects.
World class research support, from the University's Office of the Vice
Chancellor of Research, the School of Medicine's Office of Research, the North
Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, the UNC Health Care
System's Office of Practice Quality and Innovation and Population Health
Services, and other departments, institutes and centers, create significant
opportunities for establishing new research programs and extending the breadth
and impact of existing programs.
This position will also serve as Vice Chair for Research, a leadership
opportunity to develop innovative and rigorous research in the area of
population health for people with disabilities, collaborate with departmental
researchers in our Program on Integrative Medicine, facilitate the research of
faculty and residents, and contribute to the growing translational research
agenda at a top academic health care system. The successful candidate will
lead all research projects and ensure success of the research teams; help
develop and implement the strategic research plan; develop and submit funding
proposals to appropriate funding agencies to support research training and
infrastructure, and research projects; mentor faculty, residents, fellows, and
students; publish research results in academically rigorous journals;
participate in philanthropic development activities related to research;
communicate research results on a regular basis with internal/external groups;
and launch strategic research partnerships. The position will assist in the
recruitment of faculty, staff, and educators whose background will further
contribute to the development of the department's research portfolio.
Significant start-up funding is available to assist in establishing a research
agenda focusing on population health/health disparities and disability.
The position requires at least 3 years of research and leadership experience
in an academic institution or medical center and a proven track record of
receiving grant funding. Applicants must have a strong research reputation, be
ready to assume a leadership role, and possess the skills needed to develop a
nationally recognized research program.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The candidate must have an MD, DO, or PhD degree.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: research related
to disciplines in rehabilitation, health disparities research, and/or
The candidate must have experience designing and writing research as a
The candidate should understand all aspect of the administrative components
involved in research.
It is preferred that the candidate have experience writing large collaborative
grants, have experience with neurorehabilitation (spinal cord injury, brain
injury or stroke) research, be able to work with researchers and clinicians,
and have experience mining data from the EPIC electronic medical record.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
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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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