Associate/Assistant Professor Sports Epidemiology/Research and Statistical Methods
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Vacancy ID #: FAC0000139
Nine-Month Appointment with Possibility Of Summer School.
Assume a leadership role within the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at UNC-Chapel Hill;
Initiate and conduct surveillance research of catastrophic sports injuries in collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the American Football Coaches Association;
Teach courses & workshops related to epidemiology, research methods and statistics, and grant writing in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Epidemiology, and UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center;
Collaborate on research initiatives hosted by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, one of the 11 CDC/NCIPC-funded Injury Control Research Centers;
Collaborate with faculty and mentor students in the Human Movement Science Doctoral Program, a joint curriculum between the departments of Exercise and Sport Science and Allied Health Science;
Collaborate with faculty and students in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Department of Epidemiology on a variety of research initiatives related to injury surveillance and injury prevention;
Pursue grant funding and development efforts to sustain the research efforts for the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research;
Participate collegially in departmental and university service and governance functions.
The successful applicant will be expected to play a pivotal role in the work and future development of the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. S/he will hold a primary appointment in EXSS, with the possibility of a secondary appointment in Epidemiology. S/he will also be closely affiliated with the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. The successful applicant will likely be an epidemiologist with demonstrated research skills in injury prevention and/or injury surveillance. Prior research experience in exercise and sports science, particularly sports injury surveillance, is an advantage. Applicants who lack a degree in epidemiology or statistical methods are welcome to apply if they possess significant research expertise in exercise and sport science and injury surveillance.
An earned Doctorate with emphasis in Epidemiologic Research or Statistical Methods
Qualification and Experience:
Minimum of four years of experience in a faculty position teaching college courses in at least one of the following: epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods and statistics, injury surveillance; and mentoring graduate student research;
Demonstrated record of research publication, preferably with an emphasis in at least one of the following: sports injury prevention, injury surveillance, injury epidemiology, injury control and prevention, epidemiologic methods, clinical trials for sports and/or unintentional injury prevention interventions;
Record of involvement in externally funded research grants leading a successful research program with demonstrated public health or sports medicine impact and continuity of funding;
Demonstrated ability and interest in advising graduate student research projects.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/8652 and electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, mailing addresses (including email addresses), and telephone numbers of four references.
For additional information, please contact one of the search committee co-chairs:
Dr. Darin Padua, Professor of EXSS and Director, UNC’s Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (email@example.com) or
Dr. Steve Marshall, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin November 18, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information, see the following UNC websites: Exercise & Sport Science at: http://www.unc.edu/depts/exercise/; National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at: http://www.unc.edu/depts/nccsi/; Injury Prevention Research Center at: http://www.iprc.unc.edu/; and Epidemiology at: http://www.sph.unc.edu/epid.
Department Contact Name: Dr. Darin Padua, Professor or Dr. Steve Marshall, Professor
For complete job descriptions and to apply, visit: http://hr.unc.edu
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.