Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Populations Studies and Disparities Research/Community Outreach and Engagement

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Populations Studies and Disparities Research/Community Outreach and Engagement

Posting Date: 06/16/2021


Closing Date: 06/16/2022


Job Information/Description:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Populations Studies and Disparities Research/Community Outreach and Engagement

Department of Oncology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The Department of Oncology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI), an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, invites applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level. One of these positions will include responsibilities as Assistant Director of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) and will report to KCI’s Associate Center Director of COE and co-supervise the activities of the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement.

All candidates must have a PhD, ScD, or equivalent in psychology, public health, nursing, social work, sociology, or other similar scientific discipline with an outstanding postdoctoral record of high impact research and strong potential to develop a robust, independent research program. Potential candidates must demonstrate a commitment to community engagement and will be expected to conduct community-based intervention research that is responsive to the needs and disparities within KCI’s 46-county catchment area in Michigan, with the goal of advancing cancer prevention and control and health equity. Although the candidate will be based in Detroit, a vibrant urban center with a long history of innovation and activism, there is ample opportunity to advance research with regional and statewide reach.

We are seeking candidates who are highly collaborative and creative. In addition to multidisciplinary faculty across the university and cancer center, candidates will be expected to work closely with KCI’s Michigan Cancer HealthLink, an academic-community partnership that currently includes nine diverse Cancer Action Councils with 100+ members across Michigan. CACs include community stakeholders representing African American, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, LGBTQ, and rural communities, as well as young adult cancer survivors. Candidates will also work with the Research and Advocacy Consortium, a statewide network of over 35 community-based social service organizations, faith-based organizations, public health agencies, and clinics who partner with KCI to disseminate research discoveries and to develop and deliver evidence-based interventions.

Targeted research areas include, but are not limited to, cancer screening/early detection, HPV, tobacco cessation, obesity, physical activity, and cancer survivorship. We encourage applications from researchers whose work is grounded in implementation science, comparative effectiveness research, digital health, or health communication science.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and collegial academic setting, and will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space, state-of-the-art core facilities, and an environment that supports multidisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, contribute to departmental activities, and participate in teaching and trainee mentorship in our NCI-supported graduate program. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names of three referees and cover letter to one of the two postings #045632 or #045633 at the https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Further details are available by contacting:

Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
[email protected]

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. The Institute is located near major hospital networks and the WSU School of Medicine, and several major art, cultural and sports venues in vibrant mid-town Detroit. Through the commitment of over 1,200 staff, including over 300 physicians and researchers and supported by thousands of volunteers and financial donors, Key to achieving its mission is KCI’s research effort, which is conducted through four interdisciplinary programs, organized to integrate basic, translational, clinical, and population research activities. Karmanos is the only hospital in Michigan dedicated exclusively to fighting cancer. Caring for approximately 12,000 new patients annually and conducting more than 800 cancer-specific clinical trials, the KCI is among the nation’s top cancer centers. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer. More information can be found at www.karmanos.org.

KCI is affiliated with Wayne State University (WSU), which has the largest single-campus medical school in the country. WSU is a Carnegie level 1 institution and a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. The WSU School of Medicine is located in midtown Detroit, one of the dynamic urban communities leading the revitalization of the city. The metropolitan area provides a cosmopolitan environment with rich cultural offerings, strong schools and outstanding affordable housing in our beautiful Great Lakes region. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Contact Information:

Further details are available by contacting:
Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
[email protected]