Associate or Full Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Washington, D.C.
Jul 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: F000833 Academic Title: Associate or Full Professor of Cancer Epidemiology Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Public Health Specialty: Cancer Epidemiology Contract Type: With Tenure, Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) of the Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) and the GW Cancer Center (GWCC) at George Washington University are recruiting for a distinguished cancer epidemiologist in a full-time tenure track or tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to serve in a leadership role in the GW Cancer Center.

The DEB faculty members have expertise in cancer, HIV/AIDS, surveillance, behavioral, and reproductive health epidemiology; and in health disparities research, public health laboratory science, geographical health information systems, and biostatistical methods. GWU is rapidly expanding its research enterprise with the addition of a new Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) a state-of-the-art, $275 million facility and a new building for the SPH.

The recently created GWCC will incorporate all relevant cancer-related activities at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GW Medical Faculty Associates and the GW Hospital to re-focus and re-energize the university's efforts in innovative cancer research, personalized patient care, prevention and, given our unique location in Washington, DC, to serve as the platform for cancer policy nationwide. The GWCC has been charged to be an incubator of intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in cancer biology, clinical/translational science, Bioinformatics and Computational Medicine and in population science and policy. Regarding the latter, significant emphasis will be placed in Cancer Control and Epidemiology, Prevention and Community Health, Survivorship, Disparities and Social/Behavioral Health, Policy and Comparative Effectiveness/Outcomes research, and Global Health. The synergy that will result from such collaborative projects will bring breakthrough innovations in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment which would pave the way for our firm goal of obtaining NCI-designation within the decade, and to position GWU and its cancer center as the providers of choice in the D.C. area and its surroundings.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be expected to lead a dynamic, NCI-funded research program and be involved in teaching and mentoring activities. DEB and GWCC are particularly interested in population-level, translational, and molecular epidemiology, especially as it pertains to cancer prevention and survivorship, health disparities, environmental risk factors for cancer, and both community and clinical applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a MD or PhD and are expected to be federally-funded cancer epidemiologists with a record of significant publications in peer-reviewed journals, evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students, strong written communication skills, and a commitment to collaborative research and academic citizenry.

Advertised Salary: Academic rank, salary and employment position are competitive and will be commensurate with experience. Other Benefits: Other Information:

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should complete the online faculty application at and submit the following documents: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests and accomplishments and plans for maintaining an independently-funded research program; and 3) a statement of teaching and mentoring experience. Review of applications will begin on December 22, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: Additional information about the GW SPH and GWCI can be found at Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * Do you have a PhD or a MD?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a federally-funded cancer epidemiologist?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a record of significant publications in peer-reviewed journals?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have strong written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a commitment to collaborative research and academic citizenry?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research Interest
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
Optional Documents


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