Open Rank Professor of Public Health Sciences Cancer Center

Open Rank Professor of Public Health Sciences Cancer Center

Open Rank Professor of Public Health Sciences Cancer Center

Posting Date: 01/30/2022

Closing Date: 03/02/2022

Job Information/Description:

The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) in the UVA School of Medicine and the NCI designated University of Virginia Cancer Center (UVACC) are jointly seeking applicants for multiple open rank tenured and tenure-eligible faculty positions to conduct research on racial and ethnic cancer disparities that influence inequities in cancer incidence, health-related quality of life, and/or survival. The successful candidates will be appointed within PHS to conduct scientific research and lead a research program focused on racial and ethnic disparities in the communities served by the UVA Cancer Center. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful federally funded research in health inequities in the field of cancer prevention and control with an emphasis on racial and ethnic disadvantage, and a scholarly record of collaboration in multidisciplinary investigator teams informed by community outreach and engagement principles and practice.

The UVA Cancer Center is based in Charlottesville Virginia, and serves a large racially and ethnically diverse catchment area ranging from northern VA to Southern and Southwest VA, and includes areas in West Virginia. Throughout its 30+ years of existence, the UVA Cancer Center has continued to grow in excellence. High priority scientific research areas within the UVA Cancer Center include: sociodemographic cancer disparities, access to cancer screening and follow-up care, prevention and control of tobacco and obesity, and the care of cancer survivors in diverse settings. We are the only cancer center in Virginia listed in Becker’s 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These accolades are based primarily on our clinical expertise, which is provided through state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinical teams in all major cancers. We attract patients from around Virginia, the U.S., and the world. The depth and breadth of the UVA Cancer Center’s research and service was recently recognized by the NCI with the award of comprehensive status (effective February 2022).

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers a vibrant academic home with access to rich datasets and support services for research including geospatial analysis, advanced expertise in healthcare claims data, digital health and telemedicine, public health genomics, and community engagement. PHS provides comprehensive and multi-disciplinary scientific and analytical services to the University of Virginia School of Medicine through its Divisions of Biomedical Informatics; Biostatistics; Translational Research and Applied Statistics; and Patient Outcomes, Policy and Epidemiologic Research. The Department offers two master degrees, a MS in Clinical Research and a MPH. Successful candidates will contribute to the design and implementation of the graduate education curriculum; teach intermediate and advanced graduate level methods courses, conduct research, and advance scholarship in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates will have a PhD or other doctoral degree with a sustained record of research in cancer prevention and control and current peer-reviewed funding such as by NCI or equivalent.

Candidates are particularly sought who have the following:

  • A strong peer-reviewed publication and funding record relevant to racial and ethnic cancer disparities in the U.S.
  • National recognition of scholarship advancing cancer prevention and control and population health in academic societies and participation in external peer review panels.
  • Success moving scientific discovery into new research directions and applications in patients and populations.
  • Experience working with community advisory boards and stakeholders in an engaged research process.
  • A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork, change, and innovation.
  • Ability to pursue high standards related to one’s research, clinical investigations and service, and other areas of responsibility.

Additional Information:

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s 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 (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Please visit the UVA job board, and search for “Open Rank Professor of Public Health Sciences Cancer Center” or “ Associate Professor or Professor of Public Health Science”

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For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  This position will also require an Education Verification and DMV check. (FSAKA & DMV). The selected applicant will be required to complete a health assessment per University policy.