Head of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
United States

Posting Information

Posting Information


Department General Pediatrics - 412009
Posting Open Date 06/09/2023
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Adolescent Medicine Section Head
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0004567
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience/Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/10/2023
Position Information


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 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 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 Pediatrics seeks to hire an Adolescent Medicine specialist to join the Adolescent Medicine Section in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM) at the University of North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing specialty section and expand services, including mental health, integrated behavioral health, and juvenile justice outreach. Applicants should be board-certified or board-eligible in Adolescent Medicine and have adolescent medicine clinical experience beyond fellowship. Previous clinical and administrative leadership is strongly preferred. This position is an Associate Professor faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

As a faculty member, this individual will join a program that includes board certified Adolescent Medicine specialists, nurse practitioners, LCSWs, and other physicians with interests in adolescent health. The specialist will provide outpatient care at Raleigh and/or Chapel Hill clinical settings. Additionally, the Adolescent Program provides medical care at a youth detention center, youth psychiatric inpatient facility, and a hematology-adolescent medicine clinic for menstrual disorders as well as sickle cell disease. The Adolescent Program also works collaboratively with an eating disorder treatment center, a gender wellness Clinic, and a diagnostic clinic with a high proportion of adolescents with functional syndromes. Opportunities exist to expand to the outpatient specialty multidisciplinary clinics as well as offer inpatient consultative care at UNC Children’s Hospital.

In addition to clinical programs, the division and institution have important research activities and medical education in adolescent health. Research interests in the adolescent medicine section include evaluation of the impact of telehealth services on adolescent consent and confidentiality, use of adolescent-friendly decision-making tools related to contraceptive options, and evaluation of factors impacting reproductive health autonomy in adolescents. GPAM’s division-wide research areas include the impact of social and contextual factors on health, childhood adversity, and health inequities. The Gillings School of Public Health and the Sheps Center for Health Services Research also offer opportunities for broader adolescent health research. Faculty may also have medical education efforts, such as teaching, curriculum oversight, and rotation supervision.

The GPAM division is one of the largest divisions in the Department of Pediatrics and in addition to Adolescent Medicine includes Primary Care, Developmental Behavioral health, and Child Abuse pediatrics. The division has a nationally-known and productive research program and faculty in addition to a long record of teaching excellence. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is an attractive place to live and work with great climate, schools, and both mountains and beach within a day drive.

GPAM Division Mission
We will transform health, well-being, and health care delivery for children, adolescents, and young adults as a leader in whole-person care. We will provide and increase access to high quality, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive patient- and family-centered care that optimizes the development, safety, and well-being of children and adolescents. Our innovative teaching, groundbreaking research, and advocacy to improve policy will lead to greater health equity for children and adolescents.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
M.D.; Fellowship-trained and Board certified/eligible in Adolescent Medicine. Adolescent medicine clinical experience beyond fellowship.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience in medical education and/or contributions to academic scholarship; previous clinical and administrative leadership is strongly preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements  
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions  
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Department Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Kori Flower
Department Contact Telephone or Email flower@email.unc.edu
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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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