Department Chair for Health Outcomes and Behavior

Department Chair for Health Outcomes and Behavior

Department Chair for Health Outcomes and Behavior

Posting Date: 05/06/2022


Closing Date: 07/08/2022


Job Information/Description:

Moffitt Cancer Center, the top-ranked NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Southeastern United States, is seeking a mid- or senior career faculty member to lead the Health Outcomes and Behavior Department (HOB) in the Division of Population Sciences. This position offers an exciting visionary opportunity to build upon Moffitt’s exceptional history of community engagement and large patient volume to accelerate research on behavioral interventions, cancer prevention and early detection, and cancer survivorship, with an emphasis on health equity. Candidates with a dynamic research program in one or more of these areas are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate may also serve as the Co-Leader of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) research program, if mutually desirable.

Position Highlights:
The HOB Department houses 19 faculty members engaged in team-oriented cancer prevention and control research, and together with the Cancer Epidemiology Department, constitutes Moffitt’s vibrant Division of Population Sciences. The overarching goal of HOB is to understand and intervene at multiple levels, including individuals, social networks, healthcare systems, communities, and beyond to prevent cancer, detect it earlier, and improve outcomes. HOB members conduct research across the cancer continuum, from prevention, screening, and diagnosis to active treatment, long-term survivorship, and end-of-life. HOB members also engage in research that addresses cancer disparities. Importantly, department members are highly collaborative, deeply engaged in the community, and are well integrated with clinical care at Moffitt. This engagement and integration inform clinically important research questions of high relevance to the catchment area and advance the translation of research findings into beneficial evidence-based interventions and changes in health care policies.

Established resources for conducting research include the center’s transdisciplinary departments, including a new Department of Machine Learning, diverse networks of community partners, a state-wide affiliate network of treatment providers, several research centers of excellence, and shared resources devoted to participant-reported outcomes measurement and biostatistics/bioinformatics. Moreover, Moffitt is a leader in the development of clinical care pathways and integration of patient reported outcomes into clinical care that lend themselves to applied research. Moffitt has also been recognized nationally and locally as a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. Indeed, inclusion was selected by team members and leaders as a core value of the Moffitt Cancer Center. Successful candidates are expected to support efforts that address equity and inclusion. Additional information about HOB can be found at the following link: https://moffitt.org/research-science/divisions-and-departments/population-science/health-outcomes-and-behavior/

The Ideal Candidate:
Successful candidates must have PhD or MD and relevant research, administrative, and leadership experience. An active, funded research program in cancer prevention or control and a strong history of peer-reviewed funding and publication are also required. Candidates must also have a demonstrated trajectory of leadership growth; mentoring skills; and have engaged in successful collaborative, multidisciplinary research. This position is tenure-earning. Moffitt faculty members typically hold an academic appointment at the University of South Florida. Although the primary focus of the position is research, mentoring and service are also expected commensurate with department leadership. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and generous start-up packages.

Tampa is a thriving metropolitan city that has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed with rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine and so much more. Tampa provides its residents a high quality of life and the opportunity to create life-long memories.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Heather Jim, Ph.D., Program Co-Leader, Health Outcomes and Behavior ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, visit our website MOFFITT.org/Careers and refer to requisition number #53598 or Department Chair, Health Outcomes and Behavior.
Please be sure to attach one PDF or Word document that includes your CV and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Moffitt Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.



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