Open Rank, Clinical Research

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Position Title Open Rank, Clinical Research External Link to Posting College CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College Dept/School School of Nursing - 31510 Vacancy Number 16F-335 Position Number 6785 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Clinical Research program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ) seeks candidates for a 9-month, full time, tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor in the Clinical Research Program ( CLR ). This is a non-nursing degree program based in the School of Nursing ( SON ) within the College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ). The Clinical Research Program offers a B.S. in Clinical Research, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations, and an M.S. in Clinical Research and Product Development. These degree programs prepare students for careers in the clinical research industry developing medical therapies. The curriculum is taught primarily online with the exception of the undergraduate internship.

Upon initial appointment, teaching responsibilities will be assigned in both undergraduate and graduate Clinical Research programs. In addition, this faculty member will be active in research and scholarship in the clinical research field as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and grant activity. Additional faculty expectations include advising students, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.

Candidates interested in the position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor should have potential for innovation and leadership in teaching, research/scholarship, and service. To be considered at the rank of tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor, candidates are expected to have an established record of teaching, scholarship/research, and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to live in or relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the Clinical Research Program faculty. Appointments begin on January 1, 2021, however, an earlier start date may be negotiable.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Faculty qualifications must include a doctoral degree in a life science or health care-related field or other terminal degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD, DPH, Ed.D, DNP, MD, or JD) with relevant biopharmaceutical, clinical research, or health care experience.

Candidates must have experience working on product development, clinical studies, or regulatory approval of medical therapies.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in teaching and developing course materials. Experience with teaching online courses is preferred.

Required Certifications or Licensure


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The BS in Clinical Research Program ( CLR ) has been a part of the UNCW SON since 2004 and the Clinical Research MS Program since 2011. CLR full time faculty have extensive experience in the clinical research industry including pharmaceutical companies, US Government agencies, CROs and research sites.
Through the use of online learning tools and applied learning techniques, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience, as well as, the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College. The CLR internship in the BS degree program provides a hands-on learning opportunity for students in their senior year to work at a research site or clinical research company such as a Contract Research Organization ( CRO ), biotech or pharmaceutical company. Graduates from the UNCW CLR program have experienced excellent employment opportunities upon graduation and the program maintains a stellar reputation in the research community throughout NC.

The SON has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of Southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact.

The SON offers the following degree programs: BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN- BSN online, MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator online), Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practice, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, BSN to DNP program with three tracks: (1) family nurse practitioner, (2) psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, and (3) nursing leadership, BS in Clinical Research, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research, MS in Clinical Research and Product Development. Over 2000 undergraduate and over 500 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON . Currently, the SON has over 80 full-time faculty. The SON’s online bachelor’s degree in nursing program was ranked 8th among 2018’s “Best Online BSN Degrees” by the US News and World Report.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Special Notes to Applicants Position Type Permanent Job Posting Date 10/16/2020 Job Close Date 11/20/2020 Applicant Documents
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