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Department Chair and Professor



Department Chair and Professor

Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina Charlotte seeks an energetic chairperson to successfully lead a new unit in Public Health Sciences and its talented faculty and staff during an exciting and transformative period in the department’s history. The new academic unit is being established in support of college efforts to pursue School of Public Health accreditation. The existing Department of Public Health Sciences will split into two departments. The incoming chair will lead a new department of 20+ faculty and staff and will oversee our CEPH-accredited BSPH, MPH, and PhD programs in Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology and facilitate all aspects of the Department’s operations. The College of Health and Human Services is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. This is a twelve-month position with competitive salary and benefits with an earliest start date of July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in a Public Health discipline or closely related area and be eligible for appointment as Professor with tenure. A successful candidate should have a record of effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as a record of extensive scholarship and grantsmanship. Communication, interpersonal, and change management skills and experience using data to effectively develop, implement, and improve programs and initiatives in a visible and dynamic department are essential. This individual will contribute strong relationship-building and creative problem-solving skills to advance the College and University Strategic Plans, contribute to the Department’s mission and initiatives, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and community partnerships, and engage institutional and community partners. Prior administrative or academic leadership experience is preferred, particularly with accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Applications must be submitted electronically ( and must include a cover letter summarizing unique qualifications to lead the Department, as well as teaching, research and administrative experiences; a current CV; and a list of four references with contact information. Nominations and inquiries from potential applicants can be directed to Dr. Shanti Kulkarni, Search Committee Chair via email through (

Review of applications will begin 01/24/24 and continue until the position is filled.

Location: Charlotte,
Job Type: Full-time


Contact: Dr. Shanti Kulkarni

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