Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Open Rank Faculty PositionPosting Date: 03/01/2022
Closing Date: 06/01/2022
The University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences ( PHS ) and Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) in Salt Lake City, Utah, invite applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in cancer control and population sciences. We seek outstanding, collaborative scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cancer prevention (including behavioral interventions), cancer epidemiology (including expertise in geographic and neighborhood contextual factors, molecular, clinical, or genetic epidemiology), cancer survivorship and health outcomes, exercise and cancer, risk communication, implementation science, rural health, and health disparities. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science, working collaboratively with clinicians and experts across a spectrum of fields. We seek candidates who share our commitment to health equity, and who will work to ensure diversity and inclusion in their research team. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department of Population Health Sciences
The Department of Population Health Sciences is a hub for education, investigation and methodological expertise in population health. Through a diverse faculty in three Divisions, including Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health System Innovation & Research, we provide expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for impact-driven research and support clinical professionals in providing better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system. Through our research, education, and community engagement activities, we promote patient-centered health care and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community. Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexuality—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty who will thrive in this environment.
HCI is an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ( NCCN ), supporting and fostering a vibrant cancer research enterprise in a highly collaborative environment ( www.huntsmancancer.org ). HCI has an outstanding history of academic achievement and impact and a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and service. Our integrated health system and HCI’s participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers provide opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations across basic and translational laboratory-based cancer research, epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as access to extensive biospecimen repositories. In addition, the University of Utah and HCI are home to superb shared resources, such as the Utah Population Database with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics, as well as the Utah Cancer Registry, which is a long-standing and preeminent SEER site (See www.cores.utah.edu and https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/utah-cancer-registry/ ).
HCI has unparalleled depth in population sciences research, with a goal of working collaboratively with clinicians to perform practice-changing research. Major initiatives are ongoing in environmental health and exposure, digital healthcare, care delivery models and financial outcomes, and telehealth for rural and frontier populations. As part of our scientific mission of excellence, we also seek to positively impact the populations in our region; specifically the HCI catchment area of the five-state Mountain West (Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho).
HCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture. Learn more about HCI’s commitments at https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/about-us/equity-diversity-inclusion.php .
The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offers ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.
The University of Utah offers highly competitive salary and start-up packages and exceptional benefits. Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), have received appropriate postdoctoral training and to have a track record of impact and research productivity. Applicants for senior positions should additionally have a proven record of independent funding and innovative research. Applications will be reviewed in an ongoing basis and start date is flexible.
· Letter of interest (cover letter containing a description of professional experience including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and three references)
· Three page research statement
· Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( EDI ) statement responding to any or all aspects of the following prompt:
In PHS we view EDI as central to achieving excellence in our research, teaching and service to the community. How have you demonstrated your commitment to EDI in academic or other settings? How do you see yourself contributing to the advancement of EDI within our department?
The University of Utah (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Doherty, at [email protected] .