Assistant/Associate Professor Cancer Prevention and Control

Assistant/Associate Professor Cancer Prevention and Control

Assistant/Associate Professor Cancer Prevention and Control

Posting Date: 03/01/2023

Closing Date: 03/01/2024

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Assistant/Associate Professor Cancer Prevention and Control

SOM Department of Population Health
Population Health Faculty

Position Title:
Assistant/Associate Professor Cancer Prevention and Control

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Job Description Summary:
The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC) and Department of Population Health seek candidates of exceptional potential and emerging scholarship to enhance our Cancer Prevention and Control research portfolio. We seek outstanding candidates who will play a major role in KUCC’s population science initiatives to address cancer health disparities across the life course, including tobacco control; lifestyle/obesity and biomarkers of cancer risk; cancer genetics; screening, early detection and care delivery through cancer survivorship. Ideal candidates will have a progressive research agenda aimed at accelerating uptake of evidence-based practices using innovative approaches and rigorous methods. Multiple hires are expected for 12-mos tenure-track positions for first time or late Assistant Professor. Mid-career investigators may also be considered.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where patients gain access to the most promising therapies, cutting-edge clinical trials and world-class research. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program includes over 50 scientists across 3 campuses and multiple schools and departments (e.g., Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Population Health, Psychology) across KU Medical Center, KU Lawrence, and Children’s Mercy Hospital. The Masonic Cancer Alliance is the KUCC outreach network linking hospital, oncologists and primary care physicians, nurses, patients and their families throughout Kansas and Western Missouri to advance quality and reach of prevention and early detection, treatment and survivorship care across the Heartland. KUCC investigators have access to exceptional campus resources to support diverse community engagement and recruitment, quantitative analytics and health informatics, with multiple opportunities for collaboration across clinical areas, the KU School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, KU Diabetes Institute, and Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

The Department of Population Health, located in the School of Medicine, provides a robust, interdisciplinary research environment in an academic medical center setting. The Department is committed to addressing rural and urban health inequities through sustained partnership with community organizations, government agencies, health systems and other stakeholders serving diverse communities and across the care delivery continuum in our rapidly growing, multicultural Midwest context. The Department has hosted the statewide Kansas Cancer Registry since 1994. In addition to a record of partnership with state and regional health authorities, population health scientists have long-standing collaborations with many community and clinical partners in both urban and rural locations, providing a rich environment for impactful implementation science and community-engaged research. With faculty on three campuses – Kansas City, Wichita, Salina – the Department is the academic home for graduate education leading to the MHSA, MPH, MSCR, and PhD.

Competitive candidates will have a demonstrable research focus in a population science, such as behavioral interventions, epidemiology, healthcare delivery research, implementation science, or outcomes and health services research. Joint or secondary appointments for clinician investigators are possible.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:

• Doctorate or equivalent with training in a population health field (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health-related behavioral or social sciences).
• Demonstratable research focus in Cancer Prevention and Control, as above.
• Potential for extramural funding via participation in recent grants and/or contracts, appropriate to rank.
• Record of scholarship in peer-reviewed publications, appropriate to rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Evidence of principal investigator status.
• Evidence of team science, implementation science, and/or translational science.
• Experience supervising and mentoring doctoral students.

Job Duties Outlined:

• Maintain an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to expertise.
• Collaborate with other faculty members via interdisciplinary research teams.
• Teach and participate in graduate courses and curriculum development.
• Participate in the intellectual life of KUCC, the Department and School of Medicine, e.g., faculty committees and activities.

• Provide other services to the school, university, profession, and community, as appropriate.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair.

KUMC works to foster an inclusive professional community that promotes and sustains diversity in all our endeavors. We actively encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, people of all genders, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. KUMC is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration.

Required Documents:

• CV
• Cover Letter addressing preparation and vision for research, service, and teaching.
• Professional statement on academic diversity, equity and inclusion – describe your experience in working with diverse groups of people and how that informs your academic mission (approx. 1 page)
• No more than 3 sample publications
• Name and contact information of 3 potential academic references

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR005068.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at


KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

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