Faculty Position – Cancer Disparities Research

Faculty Position - Cancer Disparities Research

Posting Date: 07/16/2021

Closing Date: 09/18/2021

Job Information/Description:


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate with a cancer disparities research agenda that builds upon our efforts to address cancer disparities in our catchment area, with a particular focus on determinants of disparities due to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstance, and/or residence in rural communities. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in relevant population sciences fields such as public health, epidemiology, implementation science, behavioral science, sociology, and nutrition or a MD degree with additional research training. Applicants must have a strong record of funded research, peer-reviewed publications in population cancer disparities, and evidence of mentorship experience. The successful candidate will have expertise in community engaged research, multidisciplinary team science, and translation and dissemination of evidence-based research. The research program will integrate into the Center’s Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science (CPC) Program, as well as other scientific programs in the Center.

For appointment to the rank of Associate Professor in the tenure track, the candidate must present evidence of excellent research and recognition of the research program at a national level. Candidates must demonstrate an established reputation, whether as individual investigators or within a research team, for original ideas, innovations, and contributions. A high level of teaching effectiveness and service contributions is also required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CWRU offers excellent benefits.

Areas of expertise include, but not limited to, cancer screening and early detection, obesity, tobacco, cancer communication, prevention and intervention, dissemination and implementation research. We seek applications from individuals dedicated to:
• research in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions addressing cancer disparities
• engagement with community partners
• training a diverse cadre of future cancer control researchers

The NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://case.edu/cancer/) is based at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and MetroHealth Hospital. The research community is also supported by a multi-institution Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (https://case.edu/medicine/ctsc/), the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (http://prchn.org/), Center for Global Health and Disease (http://www.case.edu/orgs/cghd/), and a Center for Reducing Health Disparities at MetroHealth Hospital (http://www.case.edu/med/ccrhd/). Cleveland is a dynamic and multicultural city with significant opportunities to expand research to address cancer disparities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a summary of teaching and mentoring experiences, and names of three professional references.

Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.
Please send these materials in one PDF to Erika Trapl, PhD and Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH Co-Chairs, Cancer Disparities Research Search Committee, c/o [email protected] Please include “Cancer Disparities Research Faculty Search” in the subject line.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Information:

Please send these materials in one PDF to Erika Trapl, PhD and Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH Co-Chairs, Cancer Disparities Research Search Committee, c/o [email protected] Please include “Cancer Disparities Research Faculty Search” in the subject line.