Assistant/Associate Professor

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Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

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Tenured/Tenure Track


Full-Time Permanent



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Position Summary:

The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking outstanding individuals engaged in epidemiology research, including, but not limited to, pharmacoepidemiology, real world evidence, outcomes/health services research, or epidemiologic methods with research in substantive areas such as, but not limited to, cancer, infectious diseases, endocrinology (diabetes), or women’s health. Research portfolios may include a range of topics, from molecular to social determinants of disease.

As a member of the Department of Epidemiology at UNC, the new faculty members would be expected to develop an independently funded research portfolio in epidemiology. They would be expected to advise students and contribute to teaching epidemiology courses.

The Department of Epidemiology ( is internationally recognized as a leader in epidemiologic research and training. For the fiscal year 2019, the Department of Epidemiology was ranked first in award amounts across the university’s 222 units with $64M in sponsored funding. In addition to the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, departmental faculty research programs benefit from multiple interdisciplinary centers, programs, and databases at UNC, including the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE), the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), the Center for AIDS Research, the Causal Inference Research Group (CIRG), the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the Carolina Population Center (CPC). Collaborations are also encouraged with other Research Triangle institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Duke University, and NC State University.

Educational Requirements:

Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or closely related field or equivalent degree.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator or collaborator on epidemiology research studies, and experience in graduate student advising and teaching. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate the potential to become independent investigators and teachers.

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. Stephanie Engel at the following website: Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.

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.




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Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
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