Assistant Professor - Clinical Research Program
College of Health and Human Services
School of Nursing


Vacancy: #14F064
Position # 6009

The Clinical Research Program, located in the School of Nursing within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching online in the undergraduate and graduate clinical research programs, advising students, maintaining a program of research/scholarship, performing professional and community service and outreach, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement.  We are looking for teaching expertise in two or more of the following areas:  clinical trial project management, regulatory affairs, clinical compliance/auditing, data management, and applied biostatistics. This position will begin in August 2014. The Assistant Professor (tenure track status) role requires residence in the Wilmington area.

Applicants must have a doctorate (or doctoral degree completion by August 1, 2014) in in a life science or health-related field.  Other terminal degrees (e.g., JD), with relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience will be considered. Applicants should also demonstrate strong potential for establishing a program of research.  Candidates must have experience working in the biopharmaceutical industry in some aspect of human clinical trials for regulatory approval and/or post-marketing studies. Preference will be given to candidates who provide evidence of a defined area of scholarship, and have prior experience in teaching (particularly online) and in developing course materials.  Experience in Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Compliance/Auditing, Biostatistics, or Data Management is a plus. 

The Clinical Research Program within the School of Nursing consists of a B.S. in Clinical Research and an M.S. in Clinical Research and Product Development, with more than 100 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. These degree programs prepare students for careers in the biopharmaceutical clinical research industry, where they participate in the science and business of developing health care products and protocols -- such as drugs, biologics, and devices -- through protocol development, scientific writing, data management, clinical monitoring, medical monitoring, regulatory affairs, clinical quality compliance and pharmaceutical marketing. The curriculum is taught completely online with the exception of the undergraduate internship.  

The School of Nursing has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship and service. The SON and its programs are dedicated to excellence in the development of professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact. The School is uniquely situated in coastal North Carolina, home to numerous large and small contract research organizations.  A description of the region’s clinical research activities can be found in the Report on the Clinical Research Industry Cluster in Southeastern North Carolina (available at: The program is located in the three year old McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center. During the recently completed capital campaign, “The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness,” $3,984,238 was raised by the SON to support programs, scholarships and establishment of three Distinguished Professorships, two of which have recently been filled with outstanding faculty.

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 position offers 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.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of 13,733. It offers 52 undergraduate, 38 master’s, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement. Located in the port city of Wilmington, the university is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service experience, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Susan Sinclair Roberts, PhD, Search Committee for the Assistant Professor, clinical Research Program, School of Nursing, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about the institution is available through

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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