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Associate/Full Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control (T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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**In your statement of research interests, please give a brief outline of future plans.**

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control (T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Public Health Practice and Translational Research (4212)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Phoenix, Arizona in partnership with the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a dynamic, midcareer cancer prevention and control scientist to advance our nationally recognized efforts in cancer prevention and control in the Phoenix area.

The individual will have the opportunity to collaborate with cancer prevention and control colleagues including behavioral scientists, oncologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, biologists, and health promotion scientists at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA Cancer Center, and UA Dignity Health Cancer Center. Importantly, numerous community partnerships and collaborations exist throughout the Phoenix area to advance research and programming in cancer prevention and control science.

This position will build on the health disparities efforts across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations including Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans and the aging. Interested and qualified candidates may also be considered for an administrative appointment to the Cancer Center in the area of Community Outreach and Engagement. Focusing on the improvement of cancer outcomes as outlined in the Arizona State Cancer Plan including, but not limited to, the implementation of health policy recommendations.

Previous research experience, history of successful peer-reviewed grant funding, and a relevant publication record are required. The candidate will be expected to have an independent research program with peer-reviewed funding and a demonstrated desire to build research and outreach in cancer prevention and control.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (www.publichealth.arizona.edu) affords a rich environment for cancer prevention and control research in the Phoenix Metropolitan area where over 4.2 million people reside, 40% of which are from under-represented minority groups. The College ranks in the top five for Hispanic and American Indian student enrollment and graduation among accredited schools of public health.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix and strategic presence in rural communities across the state. The Cancer Prevention and Control program supports over 15M in annual research.

The Cancer Center is further supported by a broad array of shared resources in support of our cancer research activities included but not limited to Genomics, Proteomics, Cancer Imaging, Biostatistics and Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers as part of our growing epidemiology program

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with the other UA Health Sciences colleges: Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and the Phoenix based Health Sciences campus that includes Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing.

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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Grow an independent research program in cancer prevention and control sciences with peer-reviewed funding.
  • Support the instructional efforts of the COPH through teaching and mentoring students.
  • Develop collaborations in research with key stakeholders in the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others as a team member and team leader.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree) in cancer prevention and control science (e.g. behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences, nutrition sciences, exercise sciences, epidemiology) or related discipline.
  • Experienced in grant writing, cancer-related publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at clinical or scientific meetings.
  • Success in obtaining external funding and strong publication record are needed for the rank of associate professor; demonstrated success in leading team science and/or administrative roles is necessary for rank of Full Professor.
Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21137
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees
Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Thomson
cthomson@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

In your statement of research interests, please give a brief outline of future plans.

Diversity Statement

At 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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree) in cancer prevention and control science (e.g. behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences, nutrition sciences, exercise sciences, epidemiology) or related discipline.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you experienced in grant writing, cancer-related publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at clinical or scientific meetings?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If requested, are you able to prove you have success in obtaining external funding and have a strong publication record and/or demonstrated success in leading team science or an administrative role?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess demonstrated experience in proposal writing, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at clinical or scientific meetings?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents