Assistant/Associate Professor

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Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

HSH BSOM ECU Ctr for Hlth Dispariti

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Classification Title :

Assistant or Associate Professor

Working Title :

Center for Health Disparities - Faculty position

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

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.

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.

Job Duties :

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:

• 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.

Minimum Education/Experience :

PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Public Health, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology, or a closely related field.

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.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred 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.

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Open Until Filled:


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Rank Level:

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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