Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement – The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement – The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement - The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Posting Date: 10/03/2022


Closing Date: 01/01/2023


Job Information/Description:

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce junior faculty positions in Cancer Equity / Community Outreach and Engagement.  We seek investigators (PhD, ScD, DrPH) with expertise and research related to one or more of the following:
Cancer disparities
Community based participatory research
Behavioral science interventions and theories
Mixed methods research
Program evaluation
Social epidemiology
Environmental justice
Community organizing
 Investigators dedicated to reducing cancer disparities in the SKCC catchment area and beyond, who have experience working with diverse communities, and have an established track record of grant funding and manuscript publication are strongly encouraged to apply. Investigators can collaborate with the SKCC’s Community Advisory Board and the Patient/Family Advisory Board for connections to catchment area organizations and cancer patients, families, and caregivers.  The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, as well as consortium partner Drexel University, provide additional resources and support. 

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to mentor medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and population health graduate students from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, the Jefferson College of Population Health and the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. In addition to membership in the SKCC, primary and secondary faulty appointment(s)/affiliation(s) may be in one or more departments/divisions of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and/or the College of Population Health at Jefferson.

Recruited faculty will be provided generous start-up funds, a competitive salary, and modern facilities, along with administrative and infrastructure services. The SKCC at Jefferson is located in the heart of Philadelphia with an abundance of opportunities for professional and social interactions in a vibrant urban cultural science. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



Additional Information:

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



Contact Information:

Inquiries and expressions of interest should be directed to:  [email protected]