Associate to Full Professor (T/TE) Cancer Epidemiology

Associate to Full Professor (T/TE) Cancer Epidemiology

Posting Date: 06/05/2020

Job Information/Description:

The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in partnership with The University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a dynamic, mid or later career cancer epidemiologist to advance our nationally recognized efforts in cancer prevention and control. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in catchment-related cancers including breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, liver as well as head and neck cancer. We also prefer individuals with experience with large datasets, including genetic data or experience in artificial intelligence. The individual will collaborate with other epidemiologists, biostatisticians, geneticists, biologists, and clinicians at the University of Arizona as well as numerous public health partners and collaborators throughout the state of Arizona to advance programming in cancer prevention and control epidemiology. Importantly, this position will build on the health disparities efforts across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations including Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, rural residents and the aging. Previous research experience, successful peer-reviewed grant funding, and a relevant publication record are required. The candidate will be expected to have an independent research program with peer-reviewed funding and to lead efforts to build a cancer prevention and control cohort within our catchment area.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health ( affords a rich environment for cancer epidemiology research. The College ranks in the top five for Hispanic and American Indian student enrollment and graduation among accredited schools of public health. The University of Arizona Cancer Center is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix and strategic presence in rural communities across the state. The Cancer Prevention and Control program supports over 6 M in annually research and has purposeful collaborations with the basic, clinical, and translational science research efforts along with well-established funding for research in cancer epidemiology. Participation in the NIH national precision medicine program, All of Us, places the University at the forefront for expanded, high impact precision cancer prevention and control. The Cancer Center is further supported by a broad array of Shared Resources in support of our cancer research activities included but not limited to Genomics, Proteomics, Cancer Imaging, Biostatistics and Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers as part of our growing epidemiology program.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with the other UA Health Sciences colleges on a shared campus that includes Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing.


Minimum Required

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology or closely related field
  • Recent (within the last 2 y) academic employment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranking
  • Evidence of current (or competitively scored) grant funding through NCI in epidemiological research
  • Instructional experience at the university level


  • Research expertise in environmental exposure or infectious disease
  • Prior experience with large epidemiological datasets
  • Prior experience with cohort development

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and pre-tax savings plans, auto and home insurance, child care programs, and tuition reduction for employee and qualified family.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Contact Information:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to:

UAHS Human Resources, 1451 North Warren Ave., P.O. Box 245010, Tucson AZ 85724-5010.

Review of materials will begin 2/01/2020, and will continue until position is filled.

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