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Fixed-Term Open Rank Faculty

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Med-Infectious Diseases - 411460

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Fixed-Term Open Rank Faculty

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Commensurate upon qualifications

Proposed Start Date:


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary:

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine is seeking a qualified, general ID physician to join our academic program. This fixed-term, open-rank position is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, engaged physician to become a part of our expanding clinical practice at UNC Medical Center. This position also offers the possibility of research, teaching, and antimicrobial stewardship opportunities, based on interest and experience.

* General ID consultations at UNC Medical Center and UNC Hospitals’ Hillsborough Campus, with an average census of approximately 15-20 adult medical, surgical, and/or behavioral health inpatients
* Participation with ambulatory and inpatient e-consult and/or tele-ID consult requests
* Occasional supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows in inpatient and ambulatory settings
* Assisting clinical leadership with quality improvement efforts for our inpatient consultation services
* Participation in weekly ID case conferences and grand rounds

We will provide:
* Faculty appointment at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, commensurate with experience
* Competitive compensation and benefits
* Professional liability coverage

About UNC Medical Center & UNC Hospitals’ Hillsborough Campus:
UNC Medical Center is a 905-bed, tertiary/quaternary-care facility comprising NC Memorial Hospital (adult med/surg), NC Children’s Hospital, NC Women’s Hospital, NC Neurosciences Hospital, and NC Cancer Hospital. In spring 2024, a state-of-the-art Surgical Tower will open on the same campus, expanding the number of surgical observation, step-down, and ICU-rated beds at our facility by 56%. UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, located approximately 20 minutes away from UNC Medical Center by car, has an additional 163 med/surg beds, including dedicated acute inpatient rehabilitation floors and a small, open ICU. UNC Hillsborough is considered part of UNC Medical Center.

Ambulatory sessions take place exclusively in the ID Clinic at UNC Eastowne Medical Office Building, a 6-story facility that opened in April 2021. Located a short drive from UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, the building has laboratory, radiology, and infusion services co-located on site. The ID Clinic is home to a busy OPAT program as well as comprehensive adult HIV care services funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

About the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases:
The Division is home to more than 60 clinical and research faculty, many of whom have joint appointments in UNC’s schools of pharmacy and public health. We have had an ACGME-accredited fellowship program since 1980, with a mission of training the next generation of clinicians, public health practitioners, and investigators in the field. Although most of the Division’s research activities center around HIV treatment and prevention, we also have a highly esteemed tropical medicine and malariology group and global experts in coronavirus research, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, and sexually transmitted infections.

About Our Area:
Chapel Hill is a quintessential college town located in central North Carolina, roughly equidistant from Durham, a historic heart of Black culture in the state, and Raleigh, the state capital. These three cities constitute the Triangle, a rapidly growing area of the US with excellent public and private grade schools, a vibrant cultural and arts community, world-class higher education, a highly rated international airport with regular flights to Canada and Europe, and both mountains and beaches within several hours’ drive. The Research Triangle Park (RTP), located between Durham and Raleigh, has long been a draw for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and computer science companies which benefit from access to young, highly trained graduates from area universities. The Triangle area is a great place to live and work!

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

* Medical degree (MD, DO, or equivalent)
* Completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in ID (by the anticipated start date)
* Board certified or board eligible in ID
* Eligibility for medical licensure in North Carolina
* Authorization to work in the US without the need for visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

* Interest in the management of perioperative infections is highly desirable
* Familiarity with the Epic EMR is desirable
* Familiarity with or experience leading quality improvement initiatives is desirable
* Experience with inpatient telemedicine services is desirable
* Fluency in Spanish is helpful, but not required

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.


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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