Professor, Public Health/Associate Director, Population Sciences, UA Cancer Center

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

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.

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.

  • We seek candidates with asustained track record of highly impactful research as evidenced by a strongrecord of cancer-focused funding and publications in the broad area of PopulationSciences. Preference is for an individual with prior experience and an activerole in an NCI designated cancer center.
  • As a member of the senior leadershipteam and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, the Associate Director ofPopulation Sciences will collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians,geneticists, biologists, behavioral scientists and clinicians at the Universityof Arizona Cancer Center and in the College of Public Health as well asnumerous public health partners and collaborators throughout the state ofArizona to advance Population Sciences at the Cancer Center and College ofPublic Health. Importantly, the Associate Director of Population Sciences willbuild on the health disparities efforts and social determinants of healthacross the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations that includeHispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, rural residents and older adults.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology, health policy, health promotion sciences, exposure science or closely related field.
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) academic employment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranking .
  • History of funding and publication in cancer prevention and control relevant research.
  • Evidence of current (or competitively scored) grant funding through NCI in cancer prevention and control related research. 
  • Instructional experience at the university level.
Preferred Qualifications*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. Rank Professor Tenure InformationTenured (T)FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryFacultyBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesCynthia Thomson, Professor and Search [email protected]

Joann Sweasy, Director, Cancer Center [email protected]

Open Date9/14/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional DocumentSpecial Instructions to ApplicantAlong with submitting your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter, please also provide the names and contact information for three references. Diversity StatementAt 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 an 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.