Cancer Prevention and ControlPosting Date: 12/09/2020
Closing Date: 03/09/2021
SUMMARY: The Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking to recruit faculty working in the area of community-engaged cancer prevention and control to help advance the center’s mission of eliminating cancer in Oklahoma. We seek candidates for tenure-eligible appointments at an academic rank (Full, Associate, Assistant) commensurate with their experience. The SCC has a priority focus on addressing cancer health disparities in the Oklahoma, with a special emphasis on working with Oklahoma’s large and underserved tribal and rural communities in collaborative research projects. The SCC has a large portfolio of nationally funded projects in the area of cancer prevention and control research as well as an active Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) resource to assist investigators with initiating and conducting community-based research.
CANDIDATE EXPERTISE: The SCC is seeking candidates who work in the area of cancer prevention and control and are committed to working with communities to address the significant cancer health disparities that occur in Oklahoma. In particular, candidates with expertise and experience in implementation science are encouraged to apply, although expertise and experience in related public health or social sciences disciplines will be considered. Candidates should have an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a record of academic accomplishment commensurate with their desired academic level.
STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER: The SCC is Oklahoma’s only NCI-Designated Cancer Center and supports 135 member investigators engaged in basic, clinical, behavioral and population-based research at the OUHSC and OU Norman campuses. In 2019, SCC investigators conducted 345 cancer-focused projects, supported by more than $60 million in annual extramural funding, including $32 million from the National Institutes of Health. The SCC houses three scientific research programs: Cancer Biology, Cancer Therapeutics, and Cancer Prevention and Control. It is a national leader in clinical trials research and a lead accrual site in the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The TSET Health Promotion Research Center at the SCC has several faculty working to address modifiable health risk factors to reduce the burden of cancer and other chronic disease in Oklahoma.
THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA: Located in Oklahoma City, the OU Health Sciences Center is a dynamic academic campus with seven colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Public Health, Nursing, Graduate) and three hospitals (OU Medical Center, OU Children’s Hospital, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center). OUHSC houses multiple centers of excellence, including the Stephenson Cancer Center, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and Reynolds Oklahoma Center for Aging. The Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resource (OSCTR) is an NIH-funded center with the mission to enhance research and training capacity and address health disparities in Oklahoma. The main OU campus in Norman houses several SCC members, including a strong cadre social scientists working in the area of cancer.
Interested candidates should email a CV and a cover letter describing their research interests and academic accomplishments to: [email protected] The review of applications will be overseen by Mark Doescher, MD, MSPH, Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Stephenson Cancer Center. Confidential enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Doescher at [email protected]
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.