Dean W. Colvard Distinguished Professor Job Announcement

College of Health and Human Services

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina Charlotte invites applications and nominations for the Dean W. Colvard Distinguished Professor in the College of Health and Human Services. We seek a well-rounded scholar who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, collaboration, teaching, and impactful interprofessional research. This is a nine-month position with competitive salary and benefits with an earliest start date of August 15, 2024.


The Colvard Professor will have a strong track record of securing external funding and publications, developing interprofessional curriculum; engaging community-academic and interdisciplinary stakeholders; successfully mentoring for junior faculty and graduate students; effective teaching and curriculum development; developing, implementing, and advancing strategic initiatives; using data to effectively develop, implement and improve programs/initiative; leading interprofessional collaborations; successfully managing organizational and/or administrative change; and practicing excellent communication, relationship-building, and creative problem-solving skills. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in and eligibility for appointment at the rank of either Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in any of the academic units within the College of Health and Human Services.

The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs to prepare graduates to pursue advanced degrees, and for a variety of practice, research and administrative roles in the health and human services fields. Our high quality, innovative educational programs include opportunities to study abroad and for distance education. Academic units include the Department of AppliedPhysiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of SocialWork, School of Nursing, and the interdisciplinary School of Data Science. An interdisciplinary Gerontology program offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options. The college is currently in exploration to become an accredited School of Public Health. Approximately 4,400 students annually, with around 3,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students are enrolled in our programs. The college has over 200 faculty members who are actively engaged in research and scholarship, and who bring real-world experience to their teaching.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and the second largest and fastest growing of 17 institutions in the UNC System., UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution with local-to-global impact that transforms lives, communities and industries through access and affordability, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, scholarship, creative work, innovation and service. The 1,000-acre campus serves a diverse and growing student body of approximately 30,000 students, with more than 6,000 graduate students, and over 1,100 full-time faculty. Charlotte, the 15th largest city in the U.S., is a dynamic, diverse metropolitan area of 2.7 million people with a strong, diversified economic base that supports outstanding cultural and recreational amenities, major health facilities, and a major international airport. The University boasts strong existing relationships with all major hospital systems in the region, one of which is the nation’s 3rd largest public nonprofit healthcare system.

Applications and Nominations
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.

Applications must be submitted electronically (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52136) with a cover letter summarizing your unique qualifications to serve as the Colvard Professor, including relevant teaching, research and administrative experiences; a current CV; and a list of four references with contact information.

Nominations and inquiries from potential applicants can contact the Search Committee Chair via email through (kwalte42@uncc.edu). Review of applications will begin October 22, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.