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Assistant/Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Oncology (NT,TE, T) (Phoenix)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Oncology (NT,TE, T) (Phoenix)
Department COM Phx Interdisciplinary Oncology (0688)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology in partnership with the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine invites outstanding scientists and/or engineers in translational research in personalized medicine with expertise in the development of biotechnology and advance biomedical techniques around omics, molecular and cellular biology, remote medicine, radiogenomics and nanobioscience.

As part of its continued investment in research, the University of Arizona (UA) seeks to hire an accomplished interdisciplinary scientists and/or engineer in translational radio-oncology science and technology at the Assistant, or Associate Professor level, tenured or tenure-eligible. The successful applicant may be in a variety of translational biomedical and oncology fields including, but not limited to:

  • novel instruments or techniques to identify biomarkers of health and disease,
  • technology and method development to support preclinical and/or clinical intervention research, especially for radiobiology and genomics,
  • efforts that span the translational spectrum from molecular, to small animal, to human basic science and clinical applications, to positively impact human health, in particular when related to precision health and personalized radiotherapy.

The faculty member will have a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, and a professional appointment in the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine. The faculty will be expected teach courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

The successful candidate will be characterized by a drive to advance the field of translational science and technology, and will have demonstrated intellectual leadership and an inclusive, collaborative spirit of team-building for interdisciplinary research. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be catalytic in building research partnerships between the existing staff members of the center and groups of existing UA COM-PHX faculty, external academic, clinical and industry partners, and application drivers in nanobioscience and medicine to create and provide leadership for new programs that translate fundamental science and technology advances to the bedside, field, and marketplace.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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
  • Develop a nationally recognized and continuously funded research program in the field of biophysics, nano-bio-technology, radiogenomics and radiation oncology.
  • Demonstrate scholarly activity by publishing results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develop a projects portfolio from extramural funding through diverse sources such as governmental agencies, industrial contracts, and philanthropy, or technology transfer and platform technology commercialization.
  • Participate in both undergraduate and graduate education, and in advising duties and committee assignments.
  • Expand collaborative efforts with The University of Arizona biomedical scientists and physician scientists.
  • Participate as a productive member of the Center and the College through impactful scholarly work and good citizenship.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or MD in related field
  • Post-doctoral training in the proposed area of research
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated scholarly accomplishment in research
  • Demonstrated experience as principal investigator
  • For applicants at the Assistant and Associate Professor level, demonstrated experience as principal investigator and evidence of active extramural funding
  • Outstanding record of research accomplishments and publications
  • Demonstrated experience in submitting grant proposals, developing industrial alliance and contract(s) and supervising research staff while collaborating with administrators and financial staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively promoting the institutional objectives of the unit and its branding
  • Prior teaching experience with Medical and/or graduate students
Rank Assistant Professor
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 $75,000 - $140,000 Annually; DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21203
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration

Open Date 11/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/09/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
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    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have a PhD or MD in related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have post-doctoral training in the proposed area of research?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Statement of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents