Program Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control

Program Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control

Posting Date: 07/02/2021

Closing Date: 10/31/2021

Job Information/Description:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks a collaborative & dynamic Program Co-Leader for their Cancer Prevention & Control (CPC) Program at the Massey Cancer Center (MCC). Preference will be given to individuals with a strong track record of cancer-related funding. The incumbent’s area of research is open, but expertise in areas of growth at VCU would be welcome, for example in cancer health disparities, cancer outcomes, survivorship and/or cancer-related health services research. This position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Program Co-Leader, CPC provides leadership and direction with other members of the senior leadership team for the Center in the furtherance of the mission to serve Virginia and the nation as an internationally recognized center of excellence in cancer research, prevention and control, patient care and education dedicated to improving the quality of human life by eliminating suffering and death through development and delivery of more effective means for the detection, treatment, prevention, control and ultimate cure of cancer.

Cancer Prevention and Control Program Leaders are charged with overseeing the programmatic growth and cohesiveness of the program for the Cancer Center. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program Leader is responsible for identifying opportunities for strategic growth and development to facilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary cancer research between and within programs, in order to harness the considerable intellectual talent and scientific resources of VCU and focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University is the largest university in Virginia and ranks among the top 100 universities in the country in sponsored research. Located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 32,000 students in 205 certificate and degree programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-five of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 15 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University compose the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more information, see The VCU Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center with Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and developing school of public health. The VCU Massey Cancer Center ( is an NCI-designated cancer center that hosts 1000-plus researchers conducting basic, population, translational and clinical cancer research. Massey is part of VCU Medical Center (, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, which provides state-of-the-art treatments and patient care, while educating workforce and advancing research. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must submit an application, diversity statement & CV at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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