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Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Type Visiting / Part-time Faculty
Working Title Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department Emergency Medicine - 411201
Vacancy ID F001478
Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
If part-time, hours per week Vary
FTE
Faculty Posting Category Adjunct Faculty
Posting Close Date 07/17/2018
Proposed Appointment Date
Estimated duration of appointment 1 Year
Position Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine is a fast-growing academic department of the UNC School of Medicine. It was established in 1991 with eight faculty members and is now comprised of 36 on-site faculty members, 75 honorary faculty, 30 residents and the following components: the Emergency Department of UNC Hospitals, Carolina Air Care, and the Divisions of Research, Residency, Informatics and EMS.

Approximately 69,000 high acuity patients are treated by the Emergency Department each year, up from 27,000 in the early 1990s. The Department is the avenue of admission for more than 40 percent of the in-patients admitted to the Hospital. The Emergency Department is a high stress environment, which serves as the first line of medical care for adults and children from all over the State of North Carolina. Since the UNC Hospitals are designated as a Level I Trauma Center, many of the patients treated by UNC present complex pathology. The Department of Emergency Medicine is the focal point for medical concerns from many sources, including the general public, and interacts at all levels with education and research efforts in the Hospital and University. The clinical Emergency Department (Hospital) operates on an annual revenue budget of over $35 million. The academic Emergency Department (University) operates on an annual revenue budget of $12.1 million.

The physician faculty has the primary responsibility of providing patient care, supervising medical students and residents assigned to the Emergency Department, and promoting the Emergency Medicine curriculum. The Department actively collaborates with various programs and is becoming involved in many areas of multi-disciplinary research. Currently there are projects underway with many Departments in the Schools of Medicine and Federal & State agencies.

Carolina Air Care, the aeromedical service, services the entire State, transporting the most critically ill and injured patients to this and other institutions throughout North Carolina. It has approximately 1250 flights annually with a similar number of ground ambulance missions. The newly established research laboratory allows attendings, resident physicians and students the opportunity to test and develop ideas regarding new therapeutic treatments and techniques in a controlled environment. Currently, three faculty utilize the space, working on three different grants. Thorough scientific investigations and experimentation is the foundation from which new and innovative medical treatments are derived, tested, and approved. All currently utilized medical practices have been developed through testing of hypotheses in an exacting scientific manner. This laboratory has a very unique clinical focus in that procedures and techniques developed herein will, through the appropriate channels, move into practice in the emergency department. The growth of the academic department is highly correlated with the expansion of competitive research activities fostered by laboratory research. For example the department has catapulted from $0 research in 1991 to amassing $4.2 in 2004 from grants and contracts and the clinical revenue has grown to $11 million for FY 2015.

This position will require clinical and academic teaching of residents, medical students and undergraduate students in Emergency Medicine.

Education Requirements

An MD or DO is required for this position.

Qualifications and Experience

Clinical experience in an Emergency Department setting is required.

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine/Board Eligible.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Must be suitably fit to handle the physical demands of the care of patients including administering CPR and any manipulative care of the patient. Be available to work any around the clock shift any day of the week.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded? No
Special Instructions

Contact Information

EEO Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919) 962-1092 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Contact Instructions

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Certification/licenses
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

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