NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

Posting Date: 02/23/2024

Closing Date: 03/23/2024

Job Information/Description:

Job Information/Description:
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) is seeking applicants for multiple open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions to help advance cancer prevention and population sciences research in the HCC Cancer Control (CC) program. The aims of the CC program are to 1) identify biological, behavioral, and health systems-related risk factors for cancer occurrence and its consequences, 2) develop, evaluate, and translate interventions that modify risk behaviors, reduce mortality, improve quality of life, and enhance survivorship, and 3) examine individual, community, and system-level barriers and facilitators that influence the delivery, uptake, and adherence of cancer prevention and control interventions. The HCC/CC program serves a diverse catchment area representing the entire state of South Carolina. The CC program has thematic emphases on tobacco control, cancer health disparities, early cancer detection, and survivorship research. Substantial growth in recent years has led to added strengths in health services and health outcomes research, cancer epidemiology, clinical decision science and data science. The reach of the program has increased through MUSC’s Regional Health Network, which provides opportunities to extend research by leveraging a network of both inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities serving primarily rural populations across the state.
Areas of interest that align with the strategic growth of the HCC and CC program include cancer research related to precision population health, molecular or genetic epidemiology, implementation science, health disparities research, community-based research, early detection and screening, telehealth, health services and policy research, shared decision making, health promotion/health behavior, and symptom management.
Candidates will be considered across all academic ranks, with a priority toward early-stage investigators. Preferred candidates will have current funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [particularly the National Cancer Institute (NCI)], other federal research funding, or demonstrate a strong ability to obtain and sustain funding. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment towards collaborative, interdisciplinary research, as well as research mentorship.
Current CC membership spans 3 colleges and 14 departments on the MUSC campus. Appropriate academic department assignments will be made in alignment with the candidate’s expertise and training.
Required Qualifications:
• PhD, MD, DO, DrPH, ScD or equivalent degree with training in medicine, epidemiology, public health, informatics and data science, nursing, psychology, anthropology, behavioral science, behavioral economics, health services, health economics, communication, decision sciences, sociology, or other related fields
• Extensive cancer-relevant research experience
• Extensive peer-reviewed publication experience, commensurate with career stage
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at MUSC
Additional Information
About Hollings Cancer Center: The Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center in the State of South Carolina, serving 5.2M residents. As the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Carolina, the Hollings Cancer Center is part of an elite network of 72 cancer centers across the country recognized for our dedication to delivering cutting-edge treatments to patients and conducting innovative research to serve the unique needs of our state. The Hollings Cancer Center is also one of just 14 National Cancer Institute Minority/Underserved Community Oncology Research Programs across the country with the goal of bringing clinical trials to patients in their communities and reducing disparities in access to care based on regional or socioeconomic status.
About MUSC: Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $298 million. This funding reflects the quality of the research and discovery at MUSC, a direct result of recruiting top scientists with a strategic focus to serve the needs of the people of South Carolina. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children’s hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.
Living in Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches. This charming coastal city offers residents a unique mix of history, culture, arts, innovation, and natural beauty. In Charleston, you can explore miles of pristine beaches and waterways in the morning, and wind your way along shaded cobblestone streets, exploring centuries-old historic homes in the afternoon. At night, visit one of Charleston’s many award-winning restaurants to enjoy traditional Low Country cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. Charleston is a place where you can live your life to its fullest.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: MUSC and the Hollings Cancer Center value faculty who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals.

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For more information, interested candidates can submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Cancer Control Program Leaders: Matthew J. Carpenter, PhD ([email protected]) and Ashish A. Deshmukh, PhD, MPH ([email protected]). Applicants whose research experience and interests are determined to align with the strategic goals for the growth of the Cancer Control Program will be offered the opportunity to interview. These positions will remain open until all anticipated positions are filled

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