Adjunct Faculty

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type:

Visiting / Part-time Faculty

Working Title:

Adjunct Faculty


Emergency Medicine - 411201

Vacancy ID:



Part Time

If part-time, hours per week:


Faculty Posting Category:

Adjunct Faculty

Posting Close Date:


Proposed Appointment Date:


Estimated duration of appointment:

1 Year

Position Summary:

The Department of Emergency Medicine is a fast-growing academic department of the UNC School of Medicine. It was established in 1991 with eight faculty members and is now comprised of 36 on-site faculty members, 75 honorary faculty, 30 residents and the following components: the Emergency Department of UNC Hospitals, Carolina Air Care, and the Divisions of Research, Residency, Informatics and EMS.

Approximately 69,000 high acuity patients are treated by the Emergency Department each year, up from 27,000 in the early 1990s. The Department is the avenue of admission for more than 40 percent of the in-patients admitted to the Hospital. The Emergency Department is a high stress environment, which serves as the first line of medical care for adults and children from all over the State of North Carolina. Since the UNC Hospitals are designated as a Level I Trauma Center, many of the patients treated by UNC present complex pathology. The Department of Emergency Medicine is the focal point for medical concerns from many sources, including the general public, and interacts at all levels with education and research efforts in the Hospital and University. The clinical Emergency Department (Hospital) operates on an annual revenue budget of over $35 million. The academic Emergency Department (University) operates on an annual revenue budget of $12.1 million.

The physician faculty has the primary responsibility of providing patient care, supervising medical students and residents assigned to the Emergency Department, and promoting the Emergency Medicine curriculum. The Department actively collaborates with various programs and is becoming involved in many areas of multi-disciplinary research. Currently there are projects underway with many Departments in the Schools of Medicine and Federal & State agencies.

Carolina Air Care, the aeromedical service, services the entire State, transporting the most critically ill and injured patients to this and other institutions throughout North Carolina. It has approximately 1250 flights annually with a similar number of ground ambulance missions. The newly established research laboratory allows attendings, resident physicians and students the opportunity to test and develop ideas regarding new therapeutic treatments and techniques in a controlled environment. Currently, three faculty utilize the space, working on three different grants. Thorough scientific investigations and experimentation is the foundation from which new and innovative medical treatments are derived, tested, and approved. All currently utilized medical practices have been developed through testing of hypotheses in an exacting scientific manner. This laboratory has a very unique clinical focus in that procedures and techniques developed herein will, through the appropriate channels, move into practice in the emergency department. The growth of the academic department is highly correlated with the expansion of competitive research activities fostered by laboratory research. For example the department has catapulted from $0 research in 1991 to amassing $4.2 in 2004 from grants and contracts and the clinical revenue has grown to $11 million for FY 2015.

This position will require clinical and academic teaching of residents, medical students and undergraduate students in Emergency Medicine.

Education Requirements:

An MD or DO is required for this position.

Qualifications and Experience:

Clinical experience in an Emergency Department setting is required.

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine/Board Eligible.

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 Physical and Mental Requirements:

Must be suitably fit to handle the physical demands of the care of patients including administering CPR and any manipulative care of the patient. Be available to work any around the clock shift any day of the week.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded?:


EEO Contact 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) 962-1092 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.


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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