Research Faculty - Tenured/Tenure Track Open Rank

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Research Faculty - Tenured/Tenure Track Open Rank

Appointment Type:

Tenured/Tenure Track

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications and Experience


Full Time



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Position Summary:

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a national leader in innovative clinical care and teaching, is seeking to fill two tenured/tenure track Research Faculty openings. The focus of these positions will be on conducting interdisciplinary research within areas related to primary care, health services, health policy and population health. We seek candidates who will join the department’s growing research team in seeking to enhance care for vulnerable and underserved populations and to influence policy decisions around issues related to primary care practice. Successful candidates will demonstrate the capacity for high-quality research, teaching, and clinical care (depending on qualifications), and will be expected to publish in top-tier academic/medical journals. Securing grant funding is expected.

The mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to promote the health of the people of North Carolina and the nation through leadership and innovation in clinical practice, medical education, research and community service. As an instrument of the State of North Carolina, we are concerned with both current needs and future generations, and have a special commitment to the underserved, mothers and children, the elderly and other populations at risk in a time of rapid changes in the organization of health care. Learn more about the Department of Family Medicine at:
These faculty openings will be an integral part of our growing research team. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Research: This position will need to generate scholarly productivity by generating extramural funding, producing 2-4 research manuscripts annually, disseminating research through presentations and publications at the national, local and state level will be expected, and participating in the department’s vibrant scholarly environment, including teaching and mentoring a variety of learners, collaborating with others within and external to the department on research proposals, and in other ways helping the department continue our national leadership.

• Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, this position will be expected to fulfill the institutions’ teaching mission, including teaching various learners and faculty in research methods as appropriate. In addition, the individual will serve as a mentor to students and fellows.

• Clinical (if MD/DO): Clinical responsibilities will be determined by application’s qualification and training, all determined with the fair and standard allocation of credit applied to all faculty. This could include continuity clinic in the UNC Family Medicine Center, or clinical care and teaching in the hospital on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service or in the Observation unit, among a variety of other clinical possibilities.

• Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. Research faculty are encouraged to engage in community outreach and attend professional events as appropriate, to assist with program development and building professional relationships.

The UNC Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department prefers full-time positions, but is willing to negotiate to no less than .75 FTE (full time equivalent).

Educational Requirements:

PhD in related field with the completion of one or more post-doctoral fellowships or an MD/DO with an MPH or PhD.

Research training in health services research, evaluation of health care interventions, clinical trails, public health, health policy, population health, or a closely related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

These positions are envisioned for an experienced researcher interested in working within a vibrant, nationally-prominent research department to help us achieve greater excellence and impact. While junior candidates will be considered, strong preference will be given to mid-career or senior faculty who have: a.) a record of ongoing extramural funding, including current funding as a principal investigator; b.) a consistent track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals; c.) a well-defined research focus; and d.) potential to collaborate with one or more existing Departmental research faculty to strengthen current lines of research (see for information on the Department’s current research faculty and activities).

Candidates must have demonstrated capacity to work in a highly collaborative research team and maintain positive and productive relationships within and outside the department, including project funders and clients. Excellent methodologic skills are required, along with demonstrated commitment to student mentoring and teaching.

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.




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Posted: 6/16/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time