ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Community Outreach and EngagementPosting Date: 06/01/2022
Closing Date: 09/01/2022
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Summary of Position
Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) is seeking a dynamic leader with expertise in community-engaged research to serve as Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement (COE). Applicants should have a strong reputation in cancer health disparities, as evidenced by a track record of external funding and peer-reviewed publications. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. In 1995, it became a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. In 2000, it received Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designation it has been awarded five consecutive times. In 2012, Fox Chase became part of the Temple University Health System. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Today, Fox Chase is internationally known for the outstanding research being conducted across basic, translational, and population science programs.
Fox Chase provides comprehensive cancer care to a population of over 7 million individuals residing in southeastern Pennsylvania (PA) and southern New Jersey (NJ). Our catchment area encompasses diverse populations, including several large cohorts. Efforts in COE are designed to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer by systematically identifying and prioritizing catchment area needs and integrating those needs into Fox Chase’s current and future directions. Through our COE activities, we aim to maximize the impact of Fox Chase’s research through engagement and equity in our Cancer Center catchment area and beyond. Specific activities within the COE include: (1) Assessing, prioritizing, and monitoring catchment area needs across the cancer continuum; (2) Promoting interdisciplinary research across the cancer continuum that is relevant to our catchment area; (3) Accelerating the adoption of evidence-based practices to address catchment area priorities through outreach, education, and policy; (4) Providing Patient Support and Advocacy by engaging with community members to identify and address community and patient priorities; (5) Providing community cancer education and mobile screening services; (6) Prioritizing education outreach regarding cancers with the highest incidence and mortality in our catchment area: breast, lung, prostate, colon, liver, and cervical cancer; (7) Supporting community-based lifestyle interventions targeting diet, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, and other behaviors that lower cancer risk and potentially improve cancer survival; (8) Conducting local community education, patient navigation, and delivery of research interventions; and (9) Providing administrative oversight of day-to-day operations, including fiscal management, strategic planning, human resources, and serving as a liaison between scientists and community partners.
The Associate Director is expected to work collaboratively with community partners and integrate community-engaged research across the scientific programs at Fox Chase. The Associate Director will report directly to the Cancer Center Director and will work closely with Cancer Center leadership and clinical chairs to address the needs of our catchment area. Qualified candidates will hold an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and must possess academic credentials that qualify them for academic appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to support and promote diversity among faculty, staff, and trainees.
Applicants should submit: 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a cover letter summarizing area of expertise and accomplishments, and 3) contact information for three references. Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any inquiries or submit materials to:
Carolyn Fang, PhD
Associate Director of Population Science
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Email: [email protected]