Research Assistant Professor

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleResearch Assistant ProfessorPosition NumberAppointment TypeFixed Term FacultySalary RangeFull-time/Part-timeFull-Time PermanentIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Vacancy IDFAC0003278Posting Open Date09/24/2020Application Deadline10/07/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/01/2020Position Summary

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill invites applications for a research track faculty position at the level of Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to an externally funded research program in infectious disease epidemiology. Current areas of research emphasis include studies of infectious disease transmission dynamics, prevention strategies, and care engagement, with a focus on HIV, bacterial STIs, and SARS-CoV-2. The UNC Department of Epidemiology located within the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of the nation’s leading research programs in epidemiology, with a large multidisciplinary training program that emphasizes epidemiologic methods and a range of substantive areas, including infectious diseases. In collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine, this position offers opportunities for a wide range of research partnerships, leadership roles, and mentorship activities.

Candidates should have a demonstrated publication and funding record and emerging leadership roles within the field of infectious disease epidemiology. Methodological expertise in causal inference and mathematical modeling is required, as is substantive expertise in the transmission dynamics of HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Collegiality, resourcefulness, and motivation are highly desirable characteristics of the successful candidate.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field

Qualifications and Experience

Strong quantitative and computational training, with a minimum of three years’ experience analyzing and interpreting behavioral and biological data related to infectious disease transmission. The candidate must have experience with mathematical modeling and causal inference methods, as well as HIV and SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics.

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 applications should be sent electronically to the attention of Dr. Kimberly Powers at the following website: Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and three in-press or published manuscripts. Up to three additional files (e.g., conference posters, scientific reports) illustrating research productivity may also be included.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Please include a separate diversity statement which outlines examples of your past commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

Quick Link Contact Name and TitleSharon Sullivan, HR ConsultantDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
  5. Writing/research Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Media Presentation
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest degree?
    • PhD
    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other
  2. * Do you have experience modeling HIV transmission?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience modeling SARS-CoV-2 transmission?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have experience analyzing data on biological and/or behavioral determinants of infectious disease transmission?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 9/25/2020
Application Due: 10/8/2020
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