Associate/Full Professor, Epidemiology (T/TE), Co-Director, Skin Cancer Institute (UACC)

Associate/Full Professor, Epidemiology (T/TE), Co-Director, Skin Cancer Institute (UACC)

Associate/Full Professor, Epidemiology (T/TE), Co-Director, Skin Cancer Institute (UACC)

Posting Date: 05/09/2024

Closing Date: 07/01/2024

Job Information/Description:

The University of Arizona Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (UArizona) and the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) seek a dynamic leader for a fiscal (12-month) position as a tenure-eligible or tenured Associate or Full Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Skin Cancer Institute.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability to direct the Skin Cancer Institute and contribute to original, creative, and multidisciplinary research in cancer epidemiology. A successful candidate’s research should complement current areas of strengths in the Epidemiology Program and UACC. The successful candidate is expected to develop and/or teach the equivalent of 2-3 courses per year, including graduate-level courses and/ or undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the research and service missions of the college.

The MEZCOPH is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The College and University have numerous innovative teaching, research, and service programs and is a valued partner in community-based research projects addressing health issues relevant to border communities and indigenous populations. The College is also committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to create greater inclusivity and to align more with the student body.

The Arizona Cancer Center, established in 1978, is one of 72 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and one of 56 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and the only Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in and serving Arizona. The Skin Cancer Institute seeks to translate science into practice and implement strong outreach and educational programs to improve diagnosis and outcomes.

Exciting opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty and other federally-funded centers covering a wide range of disciplines across the UArizona; the Arizona Center on Aging, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Sarver Heart Center, the Southwest Center for Resilience on Climate Change and Health as well as many others at MEZCOPH and the UArizona Health Sciences.

The UArizona is a land grant university and Hispanic-serving institution situated in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border. The university serves high percentages of Hispanic and Native American students compared with other universities in the US. The environment and diverse populations present many unique health research questions. We support the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students. and the communities we serve.

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world-class cuisine and a lively arts scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti, stunning sunsets, and vibrant wildlife, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9,000 feet, enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around in and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation.

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Contact Information:

Robin Harris, Search Committee Chair | [email protected]