Associate/Full Professor (T/TE) Cancer Prevention and Control, Phoenix, AZ

Associate/Full Professor (T/TE) Cancer Prevention and Control, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Date: 09/28/2017

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The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Phoenix, Arizona in partnership with the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a dynamic, midcareer cancer prevention and control scientist to advance our nationally recognized efforts in cancer prevention and control in the Phoenix area.

The individual will have the opportunity to collaborate with cancer prevention and control colleagues including behavioral scientists, oncologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, biologists, and health promotion scientists at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA Cancer Center, and UA Dignity Health Cancer Center. Importantly, numerous community partnerships and collaborations exist throughout the Phoenix area to advance research and programming in cancer prevention and control science.

This position will build on the health disparities efforts across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations including Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans and the aging. Interested and qualified candidates may also be considered for an administrative appointment to the Cancer Center in the area of Community Outreach and Engagement, focusing on the improvement of cancer outcomes as outlined in the Arizona State Cancer Plan including, but not limited to, the implementation of health policy recommendations.

Previous research experience, history of 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 a demonstrated desire to build research and outreach in cancer prevention and control.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health ( affords a rich environment for cancer prevention and control research in the Phoenix Metropolitan area where over 4.2 million people reside, 40% of which are from under-represented minority groups. 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 15M in annual research.

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: Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and the Phoenix based Health Sciences campus that includes Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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