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2023 Faculty Election

Angela Wahl

Running for: Division 13. School of Medicine: Faculty Council, Nontenured
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Appointed: 2014
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
UNC Service

I am currently a member of the UNC Faculty Council representing non-tenured faculty in the School of Medicine. Recently, I also served on the Division of Infectious Diseases’ Research Compensation Plan Committee. Until recently, non-clinical faculty in the Department of Medicine were not eligible for bonuses. Therefore, the metrics to evaluate faculty who spend all or a significant part of their effort on clinical, translational and/or basic science research were underdeveloped. Our committee created research metrics for the Division's faculty compensation plan that can be fairly applied to non-tenure and tenure track faculty at each level.

Candidate Statement

After completing my postdoctoral training at UNC in 2014, I became a fixed-term faculty member. I was appointed to the tenure track in 2019. This gives me perspective of both tracks. I have experience obtaining funding from government, industry, and foundation partners. I have also mentored multiple students and fellows, including women and underrepresented minorities. I am currently serving a one-year term as a Faculty Council member and I am looking forward to serving a full three-year term. I will continue to advocate for diversity and inclusion and support for faculty. The pandemic highlighted how difficult it can be to manage our struggles while also responding to those of our students and staff. In addition, stagnant salaries have made it difficult to retain and recruit staff which compromises our productivity.

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