Chair Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
United States

Posting Information

Position Type Permanent Faculty

Working Title Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Appointment Type Open Rank

Full-time/Part-time Full Time

Vacancy ID FAC0003514

Posting Open Date 05/10/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Proposed Start Date 01/01/2022

Position Summary

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an accomplished and energetic leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

The Department is one of the top Biochemistry and Biophysics programs in the country and is ranked fourth among comparable departments in US medical schools based on NIH funding. The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty pursue multidisciplinary basic and translational research supported by the state of North Carolina and a myriad of federal agencies and private foundations. The selected individual will lead a diverse group of over 140 faculty, staff, and trainees and will oversee all aspects of the Department, including educational activities, research programs, fiscal management, allocation of resources, and development and implementation of Departmental policies. The Chair will provide leadership and direction for the educational, research, and professional missions of the Department consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Educational Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D, M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D. degree

Qualifications and Experience

Chosen candidate will possess a distinguished track record of accomplishments in the broad area of biochemistry and/or biophysics, a documented commitment to excellence in research, education, and diversity, and clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department in the 21st century.

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 Instructions

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing your interest, current curriculum vitae, and a statement summarizing the following: (1) your leadership and administrative experience; (2) your research experience, program, and vision for the discipline; (3) your commitment to and vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion in basic biomedical research to the following Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Department Contact Name and Title Crystal Walker, Project Coordinator

Department Contact Telephone or Email

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)-962-1091 or send an email to

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Administrative Summary
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest degree?
    • PhD
    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other

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