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Tenure-Line -- Associate or Full Professor, Department of Oncology

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Tenure-Line -- Associate or Full Professor, Department of Oncology - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University: Medical Center: School of Medicine: Oncology

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Feb 24, 2022

The Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Medicine are pleased to announce an opportunity for an established investigator in cancer epidemiology to serve as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. This full time, tenure line faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level will be appointed in the interdisciplinary Department of Oncology, and accompanied by a significant package of resources to support research.

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program has three overarching and interrelated foci: 1) identifying novel cancer risk factors and biomarkers, 2) optimizing prevention and screening efforts, and, 3) improving outcomes of cancer treatment and survivorship. Cross-cutting themes include promoting cancer health equity, translating genomics to the broader public, the use of simulation modeling to inform cancer policy, and cancer and aging. A federally-funded center on tobacco product regulation is co-located in the program. In addition, program faculty hold key instructional and leadership roles in the Master of Science program in Epidemiology offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The role of the research program leader is to provide overall direction for the scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary group to expand the program's research in cancer control and prevention.

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a medical or professional clinical research doctorate, and a primary focus on cancer research. Applicants are required to have a track record of peer-reviewed funding and publications relevant to cancer, and to currently hold R01-level cancer-focused research funding.

Expertise in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, disparities, and/or health services research is especially desirable along with evidence of leadership potential and demonstration of commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. All applicants will be carefully screened and considered at Associate or Full Professor level.

More information on the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

More information on the Cancer Prevention and Control Program

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center is an academic health sciences center in Washington, DC, and serves a broad range of medical and biomedical graduate education and training activities, clinical and translational sciences, and patient care delivery. In addition to the medical school, there is a school of nursing and health studies, and schools of law, public policy, business, arts and sciences, and international affairs.

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Center, with >125 members conducting cutting-edge research and clinical trials across the region, nationally, and internationally. With campuses in Washington, DC and Bergen County, NJ, the cancer center spans a highly diverse catchment area and leads groundbreaking discoveries in molecular oncology, experimental therapeutics, breast cancer research, hematologic malignancies, and cancer population sciences. Combined, its research partners have access to the largest clinical network in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the cancer center offers a full range of shared resources to faculty.

Application Instructions
Click on Apply Now to submit your cover letter, CV, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement, and any other supporting materials you desire to send through Interfolio. Guidance on structuring the DEI statement is presented below. You may also submit questions about the position to Marc Schwartz, PhD, Associate Director for Population Science.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Guidance

In alignment with best practices in faculty searches, and new CCSG Requirements on the Plan to Enhance Diversity, and the Georgetown University Medical Campus’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center requests that all applicants provide written statements to share their knowledge, skills and experiences related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). DEI priorities for Georgetown University may be found here.

These statements will be reviewed as part of the applicant’s dossier and shared with members of the search committee, program and cancer center leadership including the Associate Director for DEI, and other faculty and staff involved in hiring decisions. Like all application materials, they will be kept confidential.

Provide written statements in response to the following (up to 1000 words total across all prompts):

  • Statement of your understanding of, and commitment to, diversity, equity and inclusion as a leader, researcher and educator in a comprehensive cancer center. In this section, you can also describe your understanding of barriers that exist for trainees and faculty from groups historically underrepresented in science and medicine.

  • Examples of experiences and skills related to creating an inclusive program as a leader, inclusive team as a research investigator and inclusive classroom as an educator.

  • Future plans for advancing inclusive excellence, diversity and equity in research, teaching and service. In this section, you can include information about what future skills or training would be useful to you as a leader and faculty member.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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