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Permanent Faculty

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Open Rank Fixed Term Faculty

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Fixed Term Faculty

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

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Dependent upon experience

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The Gillings School is home to 2,260 diverse, creative and dedicated students, practical idealists who want to change the world for the better. Our faculty members are some of the most talented teachers, researchers, scholars, and practitioners anywhere in the world, and they are leading the way in public health. They are accessible, committed to students, creative, and passionate about the work they do. They publish groundbreaking new research and advise governments, companies and Non-Governmental Organization around the world.

Position Summary:

UNC CH Gilling’s School of Global Public Health is embarking on a diversity and inclusion cohort hire initiative. We understand that a diverse workforce enhances our academic, research and practice missions. The purpose of the initiative is to attract accomplished and talented new faculty members from underrepresented and other groups for faculty appointments.

We invite applications for full-time fixed term faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Professor of the Practice/Full Professor level. We seek exceptional scholars with a desire to help us expand our research, teaching, and practice missions to improve public health, promote individual well-being, enhance public health resilience to climate/environmental change, and eliminate health inequities in North Carolina and around the world. These positions could be available within the Departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health which include: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Health Behavior, Health Policy and Management, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and the Public Health Leadership Program.

In keeping with the school’s strong connections to public health practice and engagement in scholarship related to practice, applicants with experience and interest in conducting community-based participatory research, working with public health organizations and those with leadership experience in empowering public health workers with strategic data, implementation, and system-thinking skills are encouraged to apply.

Depending on rank, the positions may also be expected to conduct independent research in collaboration with scientists from Gillings, other UNC faculty and other academic institutions and public health practitioners. Applicants should demonstrate success in, or the promise of, publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals or other scholarly products that are high impact — e.g., technical reports that change policy, evaluations, and leadership curricula Teaching in undergraduate or graduate programs will be required.

Initial rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Applicants should hold a MD, DrPH, PhD or related in an appropriate field, areas of interest include:

* Health Services Research
* Health Economics
* Dissemination and Implementation Science
* Environmental Health
* Biology
* Obesity and immunometabolism
* Food equity and Food insecurity.
* Environmental/Behavioral Science/Economics
* Or a relevant related field

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

* Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
* Ability and willingness to teach and mentor students
* Ability to teach in residential or online formats

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:

Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and will continue until positions are filled. Start dates are flexible, with the potential to begin as early as June 2023.

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.

In addition to your completed application, please include the following:

  • A cover letter* describing your career goals, scholarly activity, and teaching experience.
  • A separate diversity statement** that outlines a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe 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 teaching, service and scholarship.)
  • A list of three references, including current contact information and email addresses. (The search committee will not contact your references without your prior approval.)

Incomplete and non-responsive applications will not be reviewed.


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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