Assistant Professor

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Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Psychiatry - General - 412202

Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track

Vacancy ID: FAC0002601

Position Summary: The Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Women's Mood Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative externally-funded research program directed at uncovering and utilizing the microbiota-brain axis to understand reproductive related mood disorders, manage and provide care on the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit and in the outpatient clinic, supervise psychiatry trainees diagnosing and providing care on the inpatient unit and in the outpatient clinic, and provide education to medical students and residents in perinatal mental health. This applicant will be developing into an expert in utilizing and manipulating the microbiota-brain axis to improve outcomes for mother and child and as such will have research that studies maternal and infant microbiota and stress reactivity. A demonstrated ability to write successful extramural grant applications and eligibility for licensure to practice psychiatry in the state of North Carolina are required. Applicants with experience in translational research that integrates multiple disciplines and with significant clinical expertise in women's mood disorders are encouraged to apply. Both the Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders provide outstanding environments for groundbreaking research and career development. The UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders is composed of well-funded, productive scientists whose research programs are dramatically enhanced through collaboration with each other and can capitalize on relationships within the larger UNC community and within the larger national and international communities involved in perinatal mental health research and in microbiome research. UNC also supports and outstanding array of state-of-the-art core facilities for neuroscience research.

Application Deadline: 12/09/2018

Education Requirements: Applicants should have an MD, DO or MD/PhD degree. Fellowship training in women's mood disorders is preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to write successful grant applications and publish in refereed scientific journals.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

Department Contact Name and Title: Laura Catherine Newton

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement.




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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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