The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has identified health research as a critical area for investment, and UNC Charlotte's Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI) is designed explicitly to identify and address health inequities in urban regions (https://pages.uncc.edu/healthresearch/). Building upon a strong and growing cadre of health researchers across the university, SAHI focuses on social, institutional and environmental contexts, as well as policies and practices that contribute to equitable health care provision, health outcomes, and quality of life.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is strengthening its already robust social science expertise in health research, broadly defined, through a cluster hire of four faculty members. In addition to this senior-level hire in the Department of Psychological Science, the departments of Anthropology, Geography and Earth Sciences, and Sociology will be hiring, at the assistant professor level, scholars with health-related research interests. These four new hires will join current faculty in developing extramurally-supported research to expand SAHI, support community partnerships, and disseminate its contributions.
Required qualifications: A PhD degree in psychology or related discipline; a track record of publication and a strong record of external funding for research, commensurate with rank; ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience leading or working with interdisciplinary teams; willingness to mentor and collaborate with scholars with health-related interests from other disciplines.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
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.