Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary The Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina is currently seeking qualified applicants for the role of Pediatric Surgeon. The Division of Pediatric Surgery is among 9 clinical divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 4 faculty members that provide a broad array of clinical services to provide the highest quality care for injured and critically ill pediatric patients. Candidates will be expected to have demonstrated excellence in all three traditional academic missions: clinical practice, education, and research, as evidenced by experience, outcomes, and references. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, promote teamwork and learning, and lead by example.
Faculty members within the Division of Pediatric Surgery must possess a desire to commit to all three missions of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions.
Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students and residents. Additionally, Pediatric Surgery faculty participate in outreach to our rural referring hospitals.
Regarding the clinical mission, faculty members must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care to the patients of UNC.
Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any one of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical outcomes, health services, basic science, translational, ethics, education, or global surgery initiatives. The Department houses multiple R01 projects and one NIH-funded training grant for surgery residents who work simultaneously with basic science and clinical mentors. Research achievements of the surgical faculty have led to increased breast conservation in patients with advanced disease treated with pre-operative adjuvant chemotherapy, correction in an animal model of a genetically determined deficit with stem cell transplants, elucidation of the mechanisms of immune dysfunction in burns, and many others. Each surgical division has active research underway in either clinical and/or basic science programs, and the UNC School of Medicine ranks 17th in the country in total NIH funding for 2020 and 6th among peer public universities.
This position is being recruited as an open rank appointment at an FTE between 0.5 FTE and 1.0 FTE. The appointment may also be offered as a fixed term track or tenure/tenure track appointment. The faculty member will be expected to perform both clinical and research duties, along with the academic responsibilities of an educational institution.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Prospective candidates must be Board Certified/Board eligible in General Surgery with Pediatric certification. Chosen candidates must either have a current North Carolina Medical License or be eligible for application. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, promote teamwork and learning, and lead by example.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Preferred qualified candidates will have demonstrated excellence in all three traditional academic missions of clinical practice, education, and research, as evidenced by experience, outcomes, and references.
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.