University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty, Health Equity and/or Global Health

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department’s mission is to improve health for all by creating and translating knowledge into policy and practice and educating current and future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. We offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Executive and Residential Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), executive Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. HPM also offers a Health Policy concentration as part of a School-wide MPH degree (https://sph.unc.edu/hpm/hpm-degrees-and-certificates/). Student enrollment in our residential and executive programs includes about 90 undergraduate students, 200 residential masters and doctoral students, in addition to hybrid-remote executive students. We have approximately 40 full-time faculty and over 100 joint and adjunct faculty. Our full-time faculty members are experts in decision science, economics, finance, implementation science, management, medical geography, policy, public health, outcomes research and systems science. Their research, scholarship and practice focus on many areas including health equity, access, organization, and quality; cancer; aging and caregiving; global health; rural health; health policy; and health informatics and employ a variety of methods including community engaged research, qualitative, quantitative/data science, and mixed methods (https://sph.unc.edu/hpm/hpm-faculty-and-staff/). Our adjunct faculty bring wide-ranging practice and real-world experience, with a passion for teaching.

HPM and SPH faculty are investigators in many UNC research centers and programs including the Sheps Center for Health Services Research (http://www.shepscenter.unc.edu/), the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://unclineberger.org/), the Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program (https://unclineberger.org/outcomes/), the Carolina Health Informatics Program (https://chip.unc.edu), the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (https://tracs.unc.edu/), the Carolina Population Center (https://www.cpc.unc.edu/) and the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology (http://pharmacoepi.unc.edu/). Collaborations are also encouraged with other research institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute (https://www.rti.org/), Duke University, and NC State University.

Our top-ranked Department makes substantial ongoing investment in the excellence and innovation of our academic programs. The Department has highly active and well-funded investigators who seek to improve the access, quality, equity, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care services and reduce health disparities at the local, national, and global levels. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary faculty and will actively contribute to the department through research, teaching, and service.

Position Summary
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, at the top-ranked UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL is seeking applicants for up to two full-time, open-rank tenure-track position in a policy or management-related discipline with a research focus on Health Equity and/or Global Health. Rank will be consistent with qualifications and experience. This will be a 12-month appointment (https://academicpersonnel.unc.edu/policies-and-procedures/faculty-appointments/faculty-appointment-service-periods/).

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
All applicants must hold a doctorate in public health, health services, social sciences, health policy, public policy, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • High potential to develop an externally funded research program focused on health equity and/or global health
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability and willingness to teach and mentor students in at least one of five doctoral minor areas: decision sciences and outcomes research, health economics, health politics and policy, quality and access, and organization and implementation science (https://sph.unc.edu/hpm/hpm-phd-minor-areas-information/)
  • Ability and willingness to teach and mentor DrPH, masters and/or undergraduate students (a list of our courses can be found here: https://sph.unc.edu/hpm/hpm-course-list/)
  • Ability to teach in residential or online formats

Special Instructions
Please apply electronically at the following website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/223844 and include: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, how you meet the qualifications for the position, and any barriers you have faced that have prevented you from meeting any of the qualifications for the position; (2) your complete curriculum vitae; (3) names and addresses of three professional references; and (4) a separate diversity statement to be uploaded as an “other” document.

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort including research, teaching and service. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the Diversity Statement, describing past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Stronger statements will include a range of examples of how you’ve incorporated equity into your research, teaching and/or service.

The Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the hiring process. An independent equity advocate will be involved throughout the hiring committee proceedings. Candidates identified for interviews will be provided with all evaluation rubrics, criteria for promotion, and information about potentially relevant University and School centers, programs, and resources.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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