Open Rank – Assistant/Associate/Professor of Public Health Sciences

Open Rank – Assistant/Associate/Professor of Public Health Sciences

Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Professor of Public Health Sciences

Posting Date: 04/01/2024

Closing Date: 12/31/2024

Job Information/Description:

Research Focus Area: Cancer Prevention and Health Equity Research

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure-eligible) to conduct research focused along the continuum of cancer prevention to enhance uptake, risk detection, and/or control of disease progression and in support of survivorship.

We welcome applications from individuals from a broad range of disciplines who have expertise in epidemiology, health services research, behavioral and social sciences with a strong record of research and scholarship in one or more of these substantive areas, applicable to a specific cancer (e.g., prostate cancer) or in common to multiple cancers (e.g., genetic, lifestyle and environmental influences). We are seeking scientists engaged in innovative approaches that hold promise of reducing the burden of cancer in our catchment area. This includes, but is not limited to, the discovery of new risk models (i.e., through AI and Machine Learning), novel or more precise assessments (i.e., improved assays or measures), or through multi-level approaches to adapting evidence-based preventive practices to populations. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to remediating health disparities and a record of research collaborations with communities, state and regional health authorities, and clinical partners.

UVA Cancer Center is committed to promoting inclusion and equity among its internal and external communities by creating an environment that supports and enables the success of a diverse community. Promoting inclusion requires intervention at the individual and institutional levels to foster research environments that are supportive and sustainable. Diversity facilitates scientific advancement and innovative and creative research and helps us to capitalize on distinct perspectives. Diversity also contributes to robust learning environments and improved research quality.


Required Qualifications: Doctorate in a health-related field (e.g. nursing, medicine or public health; health-related behavioral or social sciences; or biomedical informatics or related field). Expertise in team science, quality improvement, knowledge translation, and/or translational science. Excellence in maintaining an ongoing program of research and training, with external funding, appropriate to rank and expertise.

Additional Information:

Application Instructions
This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

To Apply:

Complete an application online with the following documents:

Cover Letter
Contact information for at least 3 references
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For additional information about the position, please contact Becca Krukowski at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation’s Capital.

Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

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Contact Information:

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For additional information about the position, please contact Becca Krukowski at [email protected].