Adolescent Pediatrician-Open Rank

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Posting Information Department General Pediatrics - 412009 Posting Open Date 05/05/2023 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Adolescent Pediatrician-Open Rank Appointment Type Open Rank Vacancy ID FAC0004514 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Experience or Dependent on Qualifications.

Proposed Start Date 07/03/2023 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 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 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 a faculty member to join the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine ( GPAM ) at the University of North Carolina. Applicants who are board-certified or board-eligible in Adolescent Medicine with broad clinical experience or training are strongly preferred. This position is an open-rank, fixed term faculty position appointed in the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

This position will be clinically based in Butner, NC at the Youth Behavioral Hospital ( YBH ). The YBH facility is a newly established and innovative 50 plus patient child and adolescent psychiatric hospital with four individual specialized units serving the children and families. This faculty member will function as a core and vital leader of medical services for adolescents at YBH .
The successful candidate will have strong experience in the evaluation and management of medical conditions that may arise in youth who are hospitalized for psychiatric purposes. Examples include comprehensive medical assessment for adolescents, addressing medical needs related to sexual activity, providing consultation on the medical management of chronic conditions for hospitalized youth, and providing guidance on the management of acute medical conditions that arise during psychiatric hospitalization, including transfer to a higher level of medical care when needed. A percentage of this position will involve the supervision of medical residents and advanced practice providers; a successful applicant will have a history demonstrating expertise in this set of skills.

As a faculty member, this person will join a program that includes board certified Adolescent Medicine specialists, nurse practitioners, LCSWs, and other physicians with an interest in adolescent care. In addition to work at YBH , this position may include opportunities to work in additional adolescent-focused clinical settings in Raleigh and Chapel Hill including a Gender Wellness Clinic, a youth detention center, a Diagnostic clinic with a high proportion of adolescents with functional syndromes, a Young Women and Girl’s clinic for menstrual disorders, an eating disorder treatment center and other multi-specialty clinics based on individual interests. 

In addition to clinical programs, the division and institution have important research opportunities in adolescent health. Research interests in the 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. In addition, GPAM division research focus includes 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 offer opportunities for broader adolescent health research. 

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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

M.D.; Board certified/eligible in Pediatrics.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Clinical experience or training in adolescent medicine. Experience in medical education and/or contributions to academic scholarship.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Information Department Contact Name and Title DeJoie Frierson HR Consultant Department Contact Telephone or Email Academic Personnel Office 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.

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.

Applicant Documents

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Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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