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Associate Professor or Professor of Public Health Science

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University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA
Closing date
Jul 2, 2021

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-30
Req: R0022933

The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) in the UVA School of Medicine and the NCI designated University of Virginia Cancer Center (UVACC) are jointly seeking applicants for a tenured or tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to conduct research that advances the goals of addressing rural cancer disparities. The successful faculty candidate will be appointed within PHS with an opportunity to co-lead the highly successful Community-Based Health Equity (CBHE) Research Program. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful federally funded research in cancer prevention and control pertinent to rural populations and a scholarly record of collaboration in multidisciplinary investigator teams informed by community outreach and engagement.

Launched in 2016, the CBHE research program represents a strategic research priority of the UVACC and PHS and their commitment to pursue new discoveries and innovations aimed at reducing the burden of cancer in underserved rural, racially and economically diverse communities in the Commonwealth and throughout the US Southeast region. Through strong support and investment from the University, CBHE has grown to include Virginia-based research locations in Charlottesville, Christiansburg and Danville, and includes researchers from disciplines within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences. PHS offers a vibrant academic home with access to a rich datasets and support services for research including geospatial analysis, advanced expertise in healthcare claims data, digital health and telemedicine, public health genomics, and community engagement. Through this current hiring announcement, the UVA Cancer Center continues its record of investment in successful population scientists and decades-long tradition of scientific leadership. High priority scientific programmatic areas within the UVA Cancer Center are broad and include: socio-demographic cancer disparities, energy balance/obesity, access to cancer screening and follow-up care, prevention and control of tobacco and obesity, and the care of cancer survivors in diverse communities.

The Department of Public Health Sciences provides comprehensive and multi-disciplinary scientific and analytical services to the University of Virginia School of Medicine through its Divisions of Biomedical Informatics; Biostatistics; Translational Research and Applied Statistics; and Patient Outcomes, Policy and Epidemiologic Research. The Department offers two master degrees, an MS in Clinical Research and an MPH. Successful candidates will contribute to the design and implementation of the graduate education curriculum; teach intermediate and advanced graduate level methods courses, conduct research, and advance scholarship in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates will have a MD or PhD or other doctoral degree with a sustained record of research in cancer prevention and control and current peer-reviewed funding such as by NCI or equivalent. Candidates are particularly sought who have the following:

  • A strong peer-reviewed publication and funding record relevant to rural cancer disparities.
  • National and preferably international recognition in a field of cancer prevention and control, and population health as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national level and participation in external peer review panels.
  • Success moving scientific discovery into new research directions and applications in patients and populations.
  • Experience working with community advisory boards and stakeholders in an engaged research process.
  • A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork, change and innovation.
  • Ability to pursue high standards related to one’s research, clinical investigations and service, and other areas of responsibility.

For additional information about the position please contact, Roger Anderson, PhD, via email at ra2ee@virginia.edu

For further information regarding the application process, please contact, Greg Haskins via email at GPH3Z@virginia.edu

To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for "R0022933" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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