The Ronald and Cynthia McNeill Distinguished Faculty of Health Economics
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Internal Number: 29981
Department: Economics and Finance - 31250
Brief Summary of Work for this position:
The Department of Economics and Finance invites applications for a tenure-track position in health economics at any rank with the potential to be hired into an endowed position as the Ronald and Cynthia McNeill Distinguished Professor, Ronald and Cynthia McNeill Distinguished Scholar, or Ronald and Cynthia McNeill Distinguished Fellow, depending on the recipient's rank. The purpose of the endowed position is to support public programs and community engagement activities of the Cameron School of Business. These activities include public policy debates at the regional, state, and national level, securing external funding as appropriate, and supporting Cameron's contribution to the community's intellectual development.
In addition to teaching, research, and service requirements, the position has the following expectations:
1. Evidence of a distinguished record of research in health-related subjects
2. Evidence of a distinguished record in teaching both face-to-face and online courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
3. Experience and success in securing external funding
4. Experience and ability to engage with the community on matters related to health economics
5. A proposed agenda for research, engagement, and service that will bring distinction to UNCW, the Cameron School of Business, and the Department.
The recipient is selected for an initial term, beginning on August 1, 2024, of 5 years as the distinguished professor/scholar/fellow, renewable indefinitely based on an evaluation on the individuals accomplishments and future vision for the position through joint deliberation by the Dean of the Cameron School of Business, the Department Chair, and a search committee that serves as an advisory committee to the Chair.
In addition, a recipient at the rank of professor will require the approval of tenure and appointment at the rank of full professor at the time of hire. A recipient at the rank of associate professor receives an initial five year contract with the expectation of applying for tenure no later than the fourth year of the contract. A recipient at the rank of assistant professor receives and initial four year contract with the expectation of application for re-appointment or tenure in the third year of the contract. Timelines may vary depending on individual circumstances and are governed by the CSB's RPT policy.
The selected candidate receives a one-course teaching reduction per semester and financial resources to generate recognition for the Professorship and the Cameron School. The financial resources will not exceed the funds generated from the professorship's endowment.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Masters degree or PhD in Economics, or related field, with a specialization in health.
ABD candidates with an expected completion prior to start date will be considered.
Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD, substantial community engagement, policy work, or work experience in health-related fields.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Economics and Finance at UNCW contributes four concentrations (finance, economics, real estate, and fintech) to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as housing the Bachelor of Arts in Economics Degree and the Master of Science in Finance. In addition, the department actively supports the Master of Business Administration program as well as the International MBA program, a joint program with international partner schools. The Department actively encourages faculty and student engagement through student clubs in addition to other programs such as Fed Challenge, CFA Challenge, the student managed investment fund, and honors research projects. The department also prides itself on an improving research portfolio and collaborative work within the department
UNCW boasts a beautiful 661-acre wooded campus with approximately 16,500 students and is one of the fastest growing institutions in the University of North Carolina system. The Cameron School of Business is AACSB accredited and serves more than 2200 business majors, including graduate students in the PMBA, EMBA, M.S. in Accounting, International MBA, M.S in Business Analytics, M.S. in Finance and Investments, and M.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems programs. The Wilmington metropolitan area comprises approximately 225,000 people and features a thriving port, business community, and tourism industry. Bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, Wilmington offers the best in coastal living.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
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.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
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.