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Assistant or Associate Professor - Cancer Bioengineering (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req14898

Department: Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

With strong support from the State of Arizona, the College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and the University of Arizona Cancer Center have partnered to create a program in Cancer Bioengineering. To achieve that goal, the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the College of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated start date of January 2024. We are specifically interested in the areas of (1) cellular and biomolecular engineering; (2) tissue bioengineering; (3) studying the effects of tumor microenvironment, including cancer mechanobiology; and (5) imaging and computational approaches to cancer modelling. We seek candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit who aim to discover novel inventions that lead to the development of new companies or industry partnerships. We will provide generous startup packages commensurate with experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will remain open until filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before June 1.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the forefront for expanded, high impact precision cancer medicine. UACC has strengths in basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor microenvironment, disparities, and cancer prevention. UACC is supported by a broad array of research activities including Data Science, Human Immune Monitoring, Cancer Imaging, Genomics, and Metabolomics, and a comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers.
The UACC is committed to increasing the diversity of the cancer research workforce by building a more inclusive and equitable community and committed to addressing cancer disparities to advance health equity. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a strong research program with extramural funding.
  • Teach undergraduate and
    graduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from
    traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in outreach, partner with colleagues across departments and
    colleges, and nurture an environment of collaboration.
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement,
    increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Successful applicants will
    have a strong track record of laboratory research, publication, and grant
    funding, as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse student body
    at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Molecular/Cellular
    Biology, Cancer Biology/Oncology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Immunology, Medicine,
    or Chemistry/Biochemistry disciplines, or a closely related field.
  • Six years of experience beyond
    the PhD is required for appointment at the Associate Rank. No additional
    experience beyond the PhD is required for appointment at the Assistant

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Cindy Miranti |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit the following FIVE (5) documents:

1. Cover Letter: Outline qualifications and desire to participate in Cancer Bioengineering.

2. Curriculum Vitae: Provide details on track record of research, publication, funding, and service.

3. Statement of Research Interests: Outline prior and planned research program.

4. Statement of Teaching Interests: Describe experience and philosophy of teaching.

* If chosen to interview, you will be asked to provide three (3) references.

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. As a 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.

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