Adjunct Faculty

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Health Policy and Management - 461001

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Position Type:

Visiting / Part-time Faculty

Working Title:

Adjunct Faculty

Appointment Type:

Adjunct Faculty

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Part-Time Temporary

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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on qualifications

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Our top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management trains the next generation of leaders in management, policy making and research to address the complex challenges of health care delivery and produce cutting-edge research. We prepare our students to improve population health both domestically and globally. We are committed to ensuring that all people – irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, geographic origin, religion or economic resources – have access to high-quality health care services.

Position Summary:

The Department of Health Policy and Management, at the top-ranked Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applicants for adjunct faculty who are interested in teaching courses in our academic programs (described below). Rank is open and will be consistent with qualifications and experience.

We seek adjunct faculty members who are interested in teaching in both our residential (on-campus) and executive (online) programs in the following areas: accounting, capstone/capstone preparation, finance, global health, health law, health policy, human resources, leadership, marketing, pedagogy, program planning and evaluation, public health, public health informatics, quality of care, research methods, strategy, statistics, and US health care system. A full list of our courses, along with descriptions, can be found at

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

A master’s or doctoral degree in health policy and management, business, public health, public policy, law (i.e., Juris Doctorate), public administration, government, social work, nursing, medicine, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

* Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
* Experience in health policy and/or management in diverse settings including health care systems, provider organizations, consulting firms, not-for-profit organizations, government, or universities.
* Experience teaching students with varying levels of academic preparation and experience. (i.e., potentially undergraduate through doctoral)
* Demonstrated interest in the use of teaching methods that emphasize and encourage active student engagement and interaction.
* Experience defining and evaluating competency achievement.
* Comfort with technology that can be applied to teaching and learning enhancements.
* Experience overseeing projects, including practicums and capstone projects, in diverse settings.
* Experience and interest in advising and mentoring.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions:

Please apply and include your complete curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, teaching philosophy statement, and names and addresses of three professional references. In the cover letter, please also include the courses that you are interested in teaching. If you do not have university teaching experience, please discuss in your cover letter how your education/career to date positions you to successfully transition into a teaching role. Submit your diversity statement as an “other document” that outlines examples of your past and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and that describes how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings. Stronger statements will include a range of examples of how you have incorporated equity into your work experience to date.

Applications will be reviewed when teaching needs arise.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Search Process:At the Gillings School of Global Public Health, we are committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community with policies supporting that goal. Inclusive excellence is central to our teaching, research, practice, and service. For more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit the following website:

The Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the hiring process and has developed processes to center diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the search. Candidates identified for interviews will be provided with criteria for promotion and information about potentially relevant University and School centers, programs, and resources.


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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