Assistant Professor in Injury Epidemiology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tenure-track position)

14 Mar 2016 9:21 AM | Stephen Marshall
Position Summary

The Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health (http://www.sph.unc.edu/epid/), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is recruiting for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking outstanding individuals with expertise and experience in conducting epidemiologic research in injury prevention and control. Areas of engagement in injury research include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal health and joint injury, aging and injury, occupational safety and health, prescription drug overdose, motor vehicle injuries and transportation safety, violence against women, workplace violence, child maltreatment, suicide and self-harm, community-based violence prevention, sports-related injuries and concussion, and traumatic brain injury. Ability to engage with national advocacy organizations, practitioner communities, and to engage in practice-orientated research, is a strength.

As a member of the Department of Epidemiology, the new faculty member would be expected to develop an independently funded research portfolio in one or more of the above areas in injury epidemiology. He/she would be expected to advise students and contribute to teaching epidemiology and injury courses. The Department of Epidemiology is internationally recognized as a leader in epidemiologic research and training. In addition to the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, departmental faculty research programs benefit from multiple interdisciplinary centers, programs, and databases at UNC, including the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, the Highway Safety Research Center, the Center Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Carolina Population Center, Odum Institute, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the School of Social Work, the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and the Department of Emergency Medicine. Faculty collaborations are encouraged with other Research Triangle institutions, such as Duke and NC State University. Collaboration and engagement with practitioners and advocates is encouraged.

Educational Requirements

Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or closely related field or equivalent degree

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have a strong record of scholarship with experience as a principal investigator and collaborator on funded injury research studies, or strong potential to become a funded independent investigator. The ability to engage with, and contribute to, national and community organizations of advocates and practitioners is preferred.

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.

Special Instructions

All applications should be sent electronically to the attention of Dr. Steve Marshall at the following website: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/93484. Applicants should provide a cover letter describing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.

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