Assistant/Associate Professor-Public Health Sciences
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences
POSITION: Full-time, 9-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor starting August 2013.
DATE OF OPENING: January 1, 2013
RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a faculty colleague to teach in the new and rapidly expanding Professional Science Master's program in Health Informatics ( http://hi.uncc.edu/ ) and a corresponding Graduate Certificate program, and contribute to other instruction in the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS). The successful candidate will contribute to further defining our PSM in Health Informatics. Responsibilities include conducting an active program of research in health informatics and contributing professional service to the institution, community and discipline. Faculty in PHS typically teach four courses each academic year, mentor students for career success, and lead or participate on thesis and dissertation committees in the programs supported by the PHS. The successful candidate will teach some PSM courses online. We strongly support diversity among students and colleagues and are actively seeking applicants who can contribute to the University's Diversity Plan ( http://diversity.uncc.edu ).
THE PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT: The PSM is a collaborative program of CHHS, The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), and the Graduate School. PHS ( http://publichealth.uncc.edu ) is a dynamic interdisciplinary unit. One of four academic units in the CHHS, PHS offers CEPH-accredited programs in Public Health (BSPH & MSPH), a minor in Public Health, a CAHME-accredited MHA, and a Graduate Certificate in Community Health. PHS contributes significantly to an interdisciplinary Health Services Research PhD program ( http://health.uncc.edu ), and is developing a PhD program in Public Health Sciences and additional public health programs including epidemiology. CCI offers programs through the PhD. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty of the CCI, who have strong research programs with substantial funding from federal agencies and industrial partners.
QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in health informatics, health services research, business, computer or information science, public health, or a related field such as epidemiology, biostatistics, or health administration is required. A successful candidate for Associate Professor will have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications focused in health informatics or a related field, a history of externally funded research, and evidence of excellence in teaching. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with education and experience in health care information management and exchange, health services research with expertise in health informatics, or public health informatics. A successful candidate for Assistant Professor will present evidence of promise for contributing to the research literature in health informatics, obtaining external research funding, and teaching. We welcome applicants with industry experience in health informatics and an appropriate PhD who can present such evidence.
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( http://uncc.edu ) is the 4th largest university in the UNC System with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. UNC Charlotte is a doctoral/research university. The University has seven academic colleges: Arts & Architecture, Belk College of Business, CCI, Education, Health & Human Services, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the William States Lee College of Engineering. The University offers over 90 bachelor's degree programs, over 62 master's degree programs, and 19 doctoral programs. UNC Charlotte has nearly 900 full-time faculty, 90% holding the highest degree in their fields. In 2008 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified UNC Charlotte based on its Community Engagement. In 2009 U.S. News and World Report ranked UNC Charlotte among the top 10 "Up-and-Coming" National Universities.
LOCATION: Charlotte is a thriving and vibrant metropolitan center with many attractions. It is the nation's 17th largest city with a metropolitan population of 1.5 million. Charlotte has the nation's 3rd largest healthcare system. The region offers a multicultural population, many offerings in the visual and performing arts, an excellent choice of parks and greenways, professional sports franchises, and proximity to both mountains and the ocean in a delightful all-year climate.
APPLICATION: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All applications will be confidential. Screening will begin February 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu to position number 3756. Attach the following to your electronic submission: application letter that clearly describes your relevant education and experience, your research agenda in health informatics or closely related field, your sponsored research experience, and your teaching experience and approach; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least three references. For questions or to arrange to discuss this position confidentially please contact: Jim Laditka, PhD, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com.
UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.