Assistant Professor Tenure Track Faculty

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Faculty

Appointment Type:

Tenured/Tenure Track

Salary Range:

Depending on Qualifications


Full-Time Permanent

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Open Until Filled:


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Position Summary:

The Departments of Genetics ( and Psychiatry ( at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invite applications for a tenure track faculty position centering on PRECISION PSYCHIATRY. UNC provides an outstanding environment for groundbreaking research, clinical care, career development. Team science projects moving discoveries from bench to bedside are encouraged and actively supported. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, innovative, and internationally-recognized research program focused on human genetics, genomics, and/or computational biology with an emphasis on clinical translation. A high priority for this position is the development of a precision psychiatry clinical program with the expectation that between 15-30% of time is devoted to providing services in the program. Ultimately the successful candidate is expected to develop an independently-funded clinical or translational research program. UNC Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry have strong track records of providing considerable mentorship so that talented and motivated faculty can achieve success in academic medicine. In addition, there are ample opportunities to participate in teaching activities (psychiatric residents/fellows, medical students, genetic counseling interns, and graduate students) in clinical and research settings.

Educational Requirements:

Applicants should have a MD or MD/PhD degree.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates should hold a MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree by the date of appointment. Candidates should be Board Certified or Board Eligible. Extensive training in both clinical psychiatry and clinical genetics is required, although we recognize that candidates may be BC/BE in one but not both areas . They should have a solid record of scholarly productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, fellowship awards, and participation in national and international meetings. Evidence of excellence in teaching, and ability to obtain extramural grant funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills is required. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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.

Special Instructions:

All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, brief (maximum of 1,500 words) statement of ongoing and planned research, concise statement of personal contribution to diversity (maximum one page as “Other Document”) and names and contact information for four references. The Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. For all new faculty recruitments and promotions of existing faculty, the departments request a Statement of Contribution to Diversity as a component of the application or dossier. The statement should include the applicant’s perspectives and personal/professional track record of engagement and activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as a vision of how their work at UNC will continue to support this mission. Examples include family, community, civic, religious, political, academic, clinical or work efforts that further the goals of equity and inclusion.




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Posted: 4/23/2020
Application Due: 7/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time