Assistant/Associate ProfessorPosition Number :
001181Vacancy Open to :
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HSH BSOM ECU Ctr for Hlth DisparitiDepartment Homepage :
https://healthdisparities.ecu.edu/Advertising Department :
CENTER FOR HEALTH DISPARITIESDivision :
ChancellorClassification Title :
Assistant or Associate ProfessorWorking Title :
Center for Health Disparities - Faculty positionNumber of Vacancies :
1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :
1.0Full Time or Part Time :
Full TimeRecruitment Range:
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Faculty (Teaching)Organizational Unit Overview:
Welcome to the East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine Center for Health Disparities (CHD). Our mission is to reduce health disparities of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities across the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) region through research, education and training, and community engagement and outreach. The Center’s faculty, staff, and community members work to reduce disparities in obesity, diabetes, cancers, and cardiovascular disease among rural, ethnic-minority, and low socioeconomic populations.Job Duties :
The term “health disparities” refers to the unequal distribution of health, illness, disease, suffering and death by social status (e.g race/ethnicity, sex/gender, socioeconomic status, geographical region, etc.). ENC consists of the 41-county region east of Interstate 95 (pink areas). Health in ENC is significantly poorer than health in the rest of North Carolina, and health in the ENC-29 counties (dark pink) is poorest of all. Prevalence and mortality (death) rates from cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are far higher in the ENC-41 and ENC-29 than elsewhere in NC. Health for all racial/ethnic groups, and for all income and education groups is poorer in ENC than in the rest of NC.
The East Carolina University (ECU) Center for Health Disparities (CHD) seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor with an active research program in health disparities, utilizing data science approaches. The CHD is an interdisciplinary center devoted to improving the health of the low-income, rural, and ethnic-minority populations across eastern North Carolina through:Minimum Education/Experience :
• Research• Community Outreach and Engagement• Education and Training PipelinesThe CHD provides a highly collaborative environment that supports innovative transdisciplinary research with approximately 30 affiliate faculty members from seven schools/colleges across the university. The CHD seeks to expand its research portfolio by developing an integrated research agenda focused on genomic and physiological mediators and the social determinants of health disparities (encompassing genetics, epigenetics, health behaviors, “big data” analytics, physical and social environments, and environmental exposures). Areas of research interest include big data approaches to understand ethnic differences in the etiology, biology, prevention, treatment or control of cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity, cancer, or diabetes, or ethnic differences in disparities-related behaviors. Big Data science may enhance our understanding of the etiology and progression of health disparities to help guide intervention strategies.
The applicant will be joint appointed in the CHD, conduct research on health disparities, and work with the CHD leadership to strengthen the Center’s disparities research and grant portfolio. The candidate will have a tenure-track appointment in the department most relevant to their research interests.The goal of the CHD is to become a leader in health equity research and has a commitment to reducing health disparities and improving the quality of life across eastern North Carolina.
PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Public Health, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology, or a closely related field.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :
The successful applicant will have a track record of productivity and peer reviewed basic, translational, or biomedical research.
The successful candidate currently must have or must demonstrate the potential to establish an externally funded, health disparities research program.
N/APreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :
Experience/training in genetics, big data analytics, health equity, behavioral medicine, or community health.Additional Instructions to Applicant:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date :
03/07/2022Open Until Filled:
YesInitial Screening Begins :
Associate Professor, Assistant ProfessorQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting :
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