Assistant Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyPosting Date: 09/01/2023
Closing Date: 12/01/2023
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357460
INTERNAL APPLICANTS: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/357460
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, and the Masonic Cancer Center are jointly recruiting a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of cancer epidemiology.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations (see https://www.sph.umn.edu/building-equity-driving-justice). In pursuit of this goal, we seek applicants who can contribute to this mission, as evidenced by research on health disparities, prior work with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds, or experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
About the Job
Primary research responsibilities will be to develop an independent program of research in cancer epidemiology. It is expected that the successful candidate will both lead an independent program of research and collaborate with other faculty as co-investigators on new grant initiatives. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses within the PhD or MPH programs in Epidemiology. Advising masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students is also expected.
The University of Minnesota provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cancer, both within the Division of Epidemiology and more broadly across the University and the Masonic Cancer Center. Opportunities for collaboration in a cohort setting include the 10,000 Families Study, ARIC-Cancer, and the Health and Retirement Study. There are established research groups in pediatric cancer epidemiology, tobacco control, infection and cancer, cancer prevention, and cancer survivorship. Emerging areas for collaboration include addressing cancer disparities, environmental exposures, and accelerated aging.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
● Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
● Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
● Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
● Excellent retirement plans with employer match
● Disability and employer paid life insurance
● Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
● Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
● Student loan forgiveness opportunity
● Opportunities for growth and promotion
● Employee Assistance Program
Additional information about benefits can be found here
Requirements include an earned academic doctorate with formal training in Epidemiology, strong written and oral communication skills, and a publication record commensurate with career stage. Highly desirable characteristics include, but are not limited to, evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding, teaching epidemiology methods, effective collaboration, and experience in health equity work.
We are particularly interested in Epidemiologists (e.g., PhD or MD) who have teaching experience and research focused in one or more of the following domains:
(1) Cancer etiology (e.g. infections, aging, environmental exposures, lifestyle and/or genetics)
(2) Cancer prevention and control broadly and in underrepresented and/or diverse populations (e.g., by ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, income, geography)
(3) Development and/or application of innovative and rigorous research methods to cancer
About the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (https://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/divisions/epich/) is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 40 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $26 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health has a distinguished record of research and teaching. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS and PhD degrees.
About the Masonic Cancer Center
The University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.umn.edu) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes a large active program in Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship, and Carcinogenesis/Chemoprevention with NIH grants totaling over $22 million annually in these programs alone. The Masonic Cancer Center offers opportunities for leadership roles and active collaborations in multiple aspects of cancer including prevention, cancer etiology, early detection, biology, and genetics.
Major assets include support for a new multi-generational family-based cohort study in Minnesota. In addition, the Masonic Cancer Center has outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations in tobacco research including prevention and biomarker trials. Other relevant resources include access to a high-quality statewide cancer registry, state of the art University of Minnesota Genomics Center, the Clinical Translational Science Institute, the Minnesota Population Center, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, and numerous other initiatives across the Academic Health Center.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds who will bring to their research an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant’s record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds, and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to success in an academic environment. SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce; we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
How To Apply
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This position will remain open until filled.
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Health Nelson, Professor
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota