Associate Director of Population Sciences

Associate Director of Populated Sciences

Associate Director of Population Sciences

Posting Date: 06/13/2024

Closing Date: 09/30/2024

Job Information/Description:

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) seek a nationally recognized and dynamic leader to serve as its Associate Director (AD) of Population Sciences. The successful candidate will be appointed a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine and/or science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Serving on the senior leadership team of HCC, the successful candidate will build and develop the Cancer Center’s nationally recognized research in Population Sciences with the aim of reducing the cancer burden on its uniquely diverse 46-county catchment area, which includes significant Black and growing Hispanic/Latino communities, low-income communities, and communities residing in rural locations, as well as older adults and those who are under resourced economically.

The AD will bring an extensive track record as a federally-funded investigator focused on population-based cancer research, ideally in cancer epidemiology, a collaborative approach to leadership, and a management style that supports the mentoring of junior investigators.

The AD will collaborate closely with other Cancer Center senior leaders, the AD of Community Outreach and Engagement, the co-leaders of the Cancer Prevention & Control Research Program, epidemiologists, geospatial analysts, biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, geneticists, biologists, behavioral scientists, and clinicians across MUSC, as well as with numerous public health partners and collaborators throughout the state of South Carolina, to advance population sciences. Notably, the AD will build on the existing research efforts on health disparities and social determinants of health across the state, emphasizing serving the Cancer Center’s catchment area.

Reporting to both the Cancer Center Director and the Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences, the AD will guide the Cancer Prevention & Control Program and develop a multidisciplinary team of researchers from within the MUSC science community and through external recruitments focused on research that addresses priority catchment-related cancers, including breast, prostate, pancreatic, lung, and colorectal cancer, particularly in rural, minoritized, and medically underserved populations.

Associate Director, Population Sciences
Associate/Full Professor
Tenure Track

The AD will be charged with developing a comprehensive vision for population-based cancer research that builds on the Cancer Center’s existing strengths and further expands its ability to serve the diverse communities within the catchment area. To achieve this vision, the AD will intentionally nurture existing relationships across MUSC and with external communities/partners to strategically facilitate cross-disciplinary research that advances the mission of the Cancer Center.

The mission of HCC is to reduce the cancer burden in the state by providing cancer screening, care, training/education, community outreach, and conducting transformative research that spans the bench, bedside, and population.

Additional Information:

A Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center value faculty committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals. Candidates from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Living in Charleston, SC
Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches.

Minimum Qualifications
M.D./Ph.D. equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology (preferred), public health, health services research, psychology, health behavior, health economics, or a health-related social sciences field.

Contact Information:

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their application on the MUSC website.

Applications will include:
1.a curriculum vitae,
2. a concise research statement describing past accomplishments and their professional vision (3 pages or less),
3. a diversity statement describing their past contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and future plans to continue these efforts (2 pages or less), and
4. name and contact information for three academic references.

Contact Information
Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Inclusive Excellence, Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Hollings Cancer Center
[email protected]
MUSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, supporting workplace diversity.