Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control / Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure Track

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Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health and

Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Program Leader, Cancer Prevention andControl

Associate Professor or Professor, TenureTrack

The University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The Colorado School of Public Health and the University ofColorado Cancer Center (ColoradoSPH) invite applications from distinguishedinvestigators for a senior-level faculty position in the ColoradoSPH and asenior-level leadership position in the Cancer Center to lead cancer preventionand control activities. This appointment is accompanied by an Endowed Chair andsignificant financial resources to stimulate and sustain a robust program ofresearch in Cancer Prevention and Control.

Natureof Work 

TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensiveacademic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health centerin the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research andpatient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 21,000 employees, morethan 4,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals thathandle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the healthsciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, andcares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz featuresschools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college ofnursing, and a graduate school.

The School ofPublic Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of ColoradoDenver (CU Denver), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University ofNorthern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first andonly accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region,attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providinga vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing.Collaboratively formed in 2008 by the University of Colorado Denver, CSU andUNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovativeresearch and community service to actively address public health issuesincluding chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats,emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.

TheUniversity of Colorado is an NCI-designated Consortium Comprehensive CancerCenter with approximately 300 members engaged in collaborative cancer researchat the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University ofColorado at Boulder, the Veterans Administration, and associated medicalcenters. Members conduct research in epidemiology, chemoprevention, genetics,survivorship, health services, and behavioral science. To further thescientific excellence of the program, we are seeking an Associate Professor or Professorin the tenure track with expertise in one or more of the areas listed above.The person in this position will provide leadership and direction for allscientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program and workcollaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary group to expand the cancerprevention and control program.

Candidates should have an established background in cancerprevention and control research. Depending on the qualifications of candidates,faculty appointments will be considered by the following units: Department ofEpidemiology, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Department ofHealth Systems, Management, and Policy, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics.


  • Public health (including epidemiology, health behavior, health policy, health services research, dissemination and implementation research).
  • Medicine (including oncology, infectious diseases related to cancer).
  • Social sciences (e.g., economics, political science, public policy, sociology, psychology).
  • SupervisionReceived

    This position will report to the Chair of the appointingdepartment under the primary appointment, and to the Deputy Director of theUniversity of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center.


    Research staff employed to carry out cancer prevention andcontrol research, and others as assigned.

    Examplesof Work Performed

  • Develop funding proposals to support research.
  • Conduct funded research consistent with the goals of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Mentor junior faculty as well as Master’s and Doctoral students in cancer prevention and control research.
  • Classroom teaching in areas matching interests and departmental needs.
  • Engage with diverse professional colleagues working on cancer prevention and control research.
  • Prepare annual progress reports for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
  • Write CCSG submission for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in conducting cancer prevention and control research, research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of cancer prevention and control programs and/or policies (including approaches from epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, psychology, economics, political science, or health services research).
  • Knowledge of research methods suitable for cancer prevention and control studies.
  • Experience in developing and managing research grants.
  • Team orientation and skills for interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Experience teaching graduate students and/or residents and/or fellows.
  • Salary and Benefits

    TheSalary range for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. TheUniversity of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on Universitybenefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

    TheUniversity of Colorado is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environmentfor our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving thatgoal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    TheImmigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employmenteligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day ofwork. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for personswith disabilities.

    Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line. 


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    Diversity and Equity

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    TheUniversity of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting andsupporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. Theuniversity strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.



    • A doctoral degree in public health or a closely related fieldor a medical degree.
    • Strong track record of peer-reviewed funding and publishedresearch in the peer-reviewed literature.
    • Experience in conducting cancer prevention and controlresearch.
    • Cancer-focused research publications.
    • An established recordof excellence in research, teaching and leadership and service; specifically,academic and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the criteria forappointment to the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor


    • 4-5 years post-doctoral experience in cancer prevention andcontrol research.
    • Experience in programmatic leadership.
    • Experience as a member and leader in a cancer center program,shared resource, or other sponsored activity.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: May 14, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 5/15/2019
    Application Due: 7/14/2019
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