Professor, (T) Public Health Associate Director, Population Sciences, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Professor, (T) Public Health Associate Director, Population Sciences, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Posting Date: 09/21/2020

Closing Date: 11/30/2020

Job Information/Description:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center in partnership with The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a nationally recognized and dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Director of Population Sciences at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The successful candidate will hold the Maynard Chair in Prevention Research and will be expected to build and advance our nationally recognized efforts in Population Sciences as part of the senior leadership team of the Cancer Center. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in catchment-related cancers including breast, prostate, gastric, lung, colorectal, liver, kidney as well as head and neck cancer. We seek candidates with a sustained track record of highly impactful research as evidenced by a strong record of cancer-focused funding and publications in the broad area of Population Sciences. Preference is for an individual with prior experience and an active role in an NCI designated cancer center. As a member of the senior leadership team and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, the Associate Director of Population Sciences will collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, geneticists, biologists, behavioral scientists and clinicians at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and in the College of Public Health as well as numerous public health partners and collaborators throughout the state of Arizona to advance Population Sciences at the Cancer Center and College of Public Health. Importantly, the Associate Director of Population Sciences will build on the health disparities efforts and social determinants of health across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations that include Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, rural residents and older adults.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health ( affords a rich environment for cancer prevention and control research. The College ranks in the top five for Hispanic and American Indian student enrollment and graduation among accredited schools of public health. The University of Arizona Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix and strategic presence in rural communities across the state. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program has purposeful collaborations with the basic, clinical, and translational science research efforts along with well-established funding for research in cancer prevention and control. Participation in the NIH national precision medicine program, All of Us, places the University at the forefront for expanded, high impact precision cancer prevention and control. The Cancer Center is further supported by a broad array of Shared Resources in support of our cancer research activities included but not limited to Genomics, Proteomics, Cancer Imaging, Biostatistics and Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers as part of our nationally-recognized cancer prevention and control program.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with the other UA Health Sciences colleges on a shared campus that includes Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing as well as the CCSG-designated Cancer Center.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement and pre-tax savings plans, auto and home insurance, child care programs, and tuition reduction for employee and qualified family.

Additional Information:

Minimum Required
• Doctoral degree in epidemiology, health policy, health promotion sciences, exposure science or closely related field relevant to population science.
• Recent (within the last 2 y) academic employment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranking
• History of funding and publication in cancer prevention and control, population science relevant research
• Evidence of current (or competitively scored) grant funding through NCI in cancer prevention and control, population science related research
• Instructional experience at the university level
• Prior leadership role in NCI-designated cancer center.
• Prior experience with large epidemiological datasets and/or cohort development.
• Prior experience with diverse populations and/or health disparities in cancer.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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