The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.
The Department of Epidemiology is one of seven departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, which is consistently ranked as one of the top public health schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Its epidemiology department was founded in 1936 with a commitment to the conduct and dissemination of exceptional research. The department’s primary focus is the development and application of research methods to understand the patterns, causes and outcomes of health and disease, and the application of that knowledge to improving the health of populations. It provides strong training in research methods and opportunities for the application of epidemiology to a wide range of health problems through research. Active research areas in the department include the epidemiology of cancer, cardiovascular disease, environment/occupation, infectious diseases, injury, prescription drug/other medical interventions, reproductive and pediatric health, social determinants, and genetics; the department’s research and impact is both local and global. The achievements of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni have enabled the department to become one of the leading academic departments of epidemiology in the world. The department (http://sph.unc.edu/epid/) consists of 42 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 31 fixed-term faculty, 146 adjunct faculty, 76 professional staff, 174 doctoral students, 30 master's students and 16 postdocs. For the last fiscal year, the department was responsible for the administration of grants in excess of $23 million. Epidemiology faculty hold grants and contracts valued at over $74 million. Each year, department faculty also provide epidemiology training to several hundred non-majors in classroom and distance education courses.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the nation's first state university, distinguished by its academic prestige and unlimited opportunities for collaboration on campus, across the state and the nation, and globally. At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values as well as characteristics of the School. We strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals, including but not limited to diversity in characteristics such as race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran's status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae and letter describing their specific leadership and administrative qualifications and interest in the position to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111940