The School of Medicine seeks a highly qualified leader to serve as director for the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. The center has a strong history of national and international collaboration, and its faculty have made impactful discoveries in broad aspects of alcohol use disorder pathologies. Applications are due by Oct. 9.
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a highly qualified leader to serve as Director for the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies (BCAS). BCAS was formed in 1994 by the founding Director, Dr. Fulton T. Crews, and in 1997 received the first 5-year National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded Alcohol Research Center Grant, the first to be awarded in North Carolina, and a year later an NIH T32 Post-Doctoral training grant. Both NIH grants remain funded and contribute to an overall BCAS annual budget of approximately $10.6M. The BCAS has considerable endowments, including 4 Distinguished Professorships as well as receiving State support. The BCAS currently has faculty in Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Cell Biology & Physiology, Neurology as well as multiple faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience within the College of Arts and Sciences.
This position reports directly to the School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research and the Director will work closely with them.
The BCAS has a strong history of national and international collaboration, and its faculty have made impactful discoveries in broad aspects of alcohol use disorder pathologies. For more information see https://www.med.unc.edu/alcohol/.
The selected individual will provide leadership and organization of a diverse group of ~100 faculty, students, and staff.
The Center Director will provide leadership in the following areas:
1) Foster a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse research culture
2) Develop a unifying vision for the future of the BCAS
3) Promote national and international visibility of the Center
4) Oversee Center-level grants and attract financial resources
5) Support faculty development and new recruitments
6) Build and expand research infrastructure
7) Promote core services / shared equipment resources
- D. and/or Ph.D. degree
- Distinguished record of research accomplishment in alcohol and related studies
- A strong commitment to education and diversity
- Clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead a multifaceted academic research institute.
- Demonstrated commitment to advance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to work with and support a diverse student body
- Demonstrated ability to develop and manage professional staff teams
- Demonstrated ability to develop programmatic and/or Center-level grants
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. We invite all interested candidates to submit the application materials to Courtney Sola and Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, Oct. 9. 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.
Application Materials to Submit:
- 1 page cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- 1 page DEI Statement
- Brief (1-2 page) statement of leadership philosophy for advancing the academic goals of the BCAS
- Brief documentation that the candidate’s Department Chair is aware of the applicant’s interest in this position and will agree to their time and effort for this role if selected.
Candidates requesting additional information about this search can do so by contacting the chair of the search committee at:
Ben Philpot, PhD,
Kenan Distinguished Professor in Cell Biology & Physiology, Associate Director, UNC Neuroscience Center
Search Committee Chair
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4030 Bondurant Hall
Campus Box 7000
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000
ATTN: Courtney Sola
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.