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Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Posted May 28, 2024
Title Research Assistant Professor
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Research Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Application Deadline

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Department Description:  
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 ( 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 ( 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 (, the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (, the Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program (, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (), the Carolina Health Informatics Program (, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (, the Carolina Population Center ( and the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology ( Collaborations are also encouraged with other research institutions such as the Research Triangle Institute (, 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  
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.

Position Description:  

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 three full-time, research assistant professor positions in a policy or management-related discipline with a research focus in one or more of the following areas: health policy (especially Medicaid policy), engaged systems science, decision science, and participatory implementation science. Faculty for these positions will be expected to collaborate actively with the Sheps Center for Health Services Research and/or the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. This will be a 12-month appointment (

Education Requirements:  
Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant field including public health, health services, social sciences, health policy, public policy, or a related discipline.

Qualifications and Experience:  
Applicants should have a publication and grant record that demonstrates promise to become an independent investigator.

Ability and willingness to teach and mentor students in one or more of the following PhD program concentration areas: decision sciences and outcomes research, health politics and policy, or organization and implementation science

Ability and willingness to teach and mentor other non-PhD students, including DrPH, masters and/or undergraduate students

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:  

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Department Contact Name and Title:  Stephanie Wheeler

Department Contact Telephone or Email:

Posting Open Date:  05/21/2024

Posting Close Date:  06/04/2024

Open Until Filled:  No

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:  

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.



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