The Professor will teach courses relevant to health public policy in the College of Health and Human Services and in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public Policy and will serve as a research mentor to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty pursuing topics and projects associated with health policy. The Metrolina Distinguished Professor will have responsibilities related to community engagement, serving as a resource and liaison for our policy programs with professional, non-governmental, and governmental organizations in the region. These community-based research and outreach activities are likely to be interdisciplinary in nature. The Professor is expected to foster collaboration with leaders of local and regional public health and health care institutions. The Professor will collaborate with leadership of the Department of Public Health Sciences to convene the Committee on Public Policy on Health at least annually.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The scholar must be nationally recognized and will contribute to our portfolio of research on the effect that public policy decisions have on the health status of the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to attract external funding and will be equipped to build and lead a research team that will attract extramural funding at UNC Charlotte. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in a health-related field and eligibility for appointment at the rank of either Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in the Department of Public Health Sciences. In addition to the research record described above, the successful candidate must demonstrate acumen in teaching and the capacity to serve as a research mentor and leader. The extent to which the candidate can contribute the vision and mission of the department (https://publichealth.uncc.edu/about/about-us) will be considered. If appointed at the rank of Professor, the successful candidate will hold the title of Distinguished Professor; if appointed at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will hold the title of Distinguished Scholar.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.