Assistant Professor of Health Informatics/Health Services Research, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Asheville, NC

Assistant Professor of Health Informatics/Health Services Research, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Asheville, NC

Posting Date: 11/22/2017

Job Information/Description:

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (the School) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at their Asheville satellite campus ( The successful candidate will work with researchers at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to expand translational and applied health-related research that is impactful for health delivery systems locally and nationally.

This position represents an exciting opportunity to leverage the unique data resources of MAHEC to conduct cutting edge research in the areas of health informatics, health policy, and health services research. MAHEC is building a local data infrastructure to support research using electronic health records and claims data in order to improve care delivery as well as patient and system-level outcomes. MAHEC is dedicated to serving as a national leader in improving care in the areas of: substance use and mental health, pain management, women’s health, rural health, and geriatrics. The successful candidate will maintain a research portfolio consistent with one or more of these areas. Candidates with previous experience in rural health are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should ideally possess a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with training in health informatics, health outcomes, health policy, health services research or a related area. The position requires the candidate to have a track record of peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate scientific contributions in their respective field. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and mentor student research projects in this area. Additionally, he or she will provide professional and graduate student instruction and serve the University and their discipline.

The ability to participate in a collegial environment that fosters ongoing collaboration with local community partners, healthcare partners, and faculty from a wide variety of disciplines is essential.


The School and MAHEC are part of the larger academic enterprise of the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus, which also includes the UNC School of Medicine-Asheville Campus, the UNCA/UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Western Carolina University Nursing and Allied Health Programs. The UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus is located in beautiful Asheville, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has a vibrant local arts and cultural scene. In addition to the opportunity to build upon strong existing collaborations between the local hospital system, community organizations, and health care providers in Western North Carolina, the faculty member will have equal access to all the research resources and benefits as UNC faculty based in Chapel Hill, which include competitive start-up packages, the Campbell mentoring program for junior faculty, and the ability to apply for funding from the Eshelman Institute for Innovation ( and the PharmAlliance (

Contact Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until an appointment is made. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Delesha Carpenter, at Qualified candidates should apply online at and attach the following materials:

1) Letter of interest (Upload under “Other Document 2”)
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Research statement (No more than 3 pages, describing current and future research directions)
4) The names and contact information for four (4) professional 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.



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