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Division Chief- Hematology/Oncology

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


HSC - Lubbock

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Department: Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Major/Essential Functions
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine in Lubbock TX, in partnership with University Medical Center (UMC), a major teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma center serving West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, seeks an accomplished clinician scientist to become the new Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. This successful candidate, reporting to the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, will lead the division and serve as the Medical Director of the Commission on Cancer accredited UMC Cancer Center. 

We are seeking an individual with a robust track record of scientific, clinical, and academic success, proven leadership skills to collaborate and build a successful interdisciplinary patient centered program, and experience and capability of leading clinical trials in medical oncology.  Our preferred candidates will also have active extramural funding and ongoing work in cancer research.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in dramatically leading and expanding the current TTUHSC/UMC cancer program clinically and scientifically. UMC is building a 120,000 sq ft cancer center on the main TTUHSC/UMC campus, slated for a 2025 opening, as well as a remote infusion center, within a new hospital slated for late 2023. TTUHSC/UMC serves one of the largest catchment areas in the US currently without an NCI designated cancer center, yet with incidence higher than the national average, and considerable rural/underserved populations (over 3 million).  

The new state-of-the-art center will have clinical space to accommodate substantial growth as outpatient cancer services are expected to increase 75% regionally by 2029, onsite research facilities to include and support phase I, II, and III clinical trials, and integrative, holistic medicine to provide alternative therapies toward enhanced quality of life.  Philanthropic efforts are currently underway to fund the center and subsequently to support integrative medicine programs.  Following a rigorous feasibility study, fundraising for construction is over 90% complete to goal. 

The new Division Chief will be responsible to lead and build the current division, administer the HEM/ONC fellowship, and collaborate effectively with other clinical departments and cancer researchers. Successful recruiting of new faculty will be an initial priority for the Division Chief. 

In addition to the TTUHSC/UMC Cancer Center facility, TTUHSC conducts laboratory and clinical cancer research at UMC. Investigators are funded by the NCI, the Department of Defense, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The Center is home to a regional consortium that carries out cancer biobanking and phase I and II clinical trials ( The Center is a resource lab for the Children's Oncology Group Childhood Cancer Repository ( A CPRIT funded grant to the Center established the Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Developmental Therapeutics Center at TTUHSC.    

TTUHSC and UMC leadership are committed toward the establishment of a comprehensive, academic cancer center providing state-of-the-art treatment, integrative medicine, research and clinical trials - a destination center, close to home.

Required Qualifications
MD, MBBS, or DO.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Hematology/Oncology.

Preferred Qualifications
A minimum of 5 years research experience. 
At least 5 years as a practicing physician.

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Grade Maximum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: Yes

Are select agents used in this laboratory?
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