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Job ID: 179498

Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track (Multiple)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2022
Title Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track (Multiple)
University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Department Epidemiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Sciences - General
    Social and Behavioral Medicine

The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recruiting for multiple full-time tenure-track positions in the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (open rank). 

We are seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in social epidemiology. We seek outstanding candidates engaged in social epidemiology research with a focus on social determinants of health and/or health disparities research. We welcome candidates with a disciplinary focus that includes anti-racism research, who focus on populations that have been historically marginalized, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, and LBGTQIA+ communities, and/or who have expertise conducting community engaged research with community partners in racially, ethnically, and economically diverse communities. 

We are also seeking to fill at least one tenure track position in environmental epidemiology. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is home to the NIEHS-funded Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility, an NIEHS-funded T32 that supports multiple pre- and post-doctoral scholars, and multiple investigators with NIEHS, EPA, and CDC-funded research projects. We seek exceptional candidates conducting environmental epidemiology research in areas including, but not limited to, environmental justice, climate change, chemical exposures, air pollution, radiation, water contaminants, and disasters, as well as development of novel methods of study design, conduct, and analysis. Candidates who additionally have experience in community engaged research are especially encouraged to apply.

As members of the Department of Epidemiology at UNC, the new faculty members would be expected to develop independently funded research portfolios. They would be expected to serve as academic advisors to doctoral-level epidemiology students and contribute to teaching courses in social and/or environmental epidemiology. 

The Department of Epidemiology ( is internationally recognized as a leader in epidemiologic research and training. Located within the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the number one ranked public school of Public Health in the US, departmental faculty research programs benefits from multiple interdisciplinary centers, programs, and databases at UNC, including the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), The Carolina Population Center (CPC), the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology (CPE), The Causal Inference Research Group (CIRG), the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCs) and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID). Collaborations are also encouraged with other Research Triangle Institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), FHI 360, Duke University, and NC State University.


PhD in Epidemiology or a closely related field or equivalent that prepares for a career conducting independent research, high-quality teaching, and mentoring students in the broadly defined fields of social and environmental epidemiology.


Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate potential to become independent investigators and teachers. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator or collaborators on epidemiology research studies, and experience in graduate student advising and teaching. Candidates for the rank of Full Professor must have obtained national or international recognition and must have demonstrated sustained and high-quality accomplishment in teaching, and sustained excellence in either research or public health practice. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated sustained contributions in professional and public health service. Candidates must have consistently secured independent major grant awards as principal- and co-investigator.


All applications should be sent electronically to the attention of Dr. Audrey Pettifor at the following website: Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references and three in press or published manuscripts. 
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. 
Please include a separate diversity statement which outlines examples of your past commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Sharon Sullivan, HR Consultant
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    2101 McGavran-Greenberg
    Campus Box 7435
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435
  • 919-966-7460
  • 919-966-7457


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