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Associate/Full Professor, Epidemiology (T/TE), Co-Director, Skin Cancer Institute (UACC)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Public and Environmental Health

Posting Number: req19162

Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (UArizona) and the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) seek a dynamic leader for a fiscal (12-month) position as a tenure-eligible or tenured Associate or Full Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Skin Cancer Institute.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability to direct the Skin Cancer Institute and contribute to original, creative, and multidisciplinary research in cancer epidemiology. A successful candidate's research should complement current areas of strengths in the Epidemiology Program and UACC. The successful candidate is expected to develop and/or teach the equivalent of 2-3 courses per year, including graduate-level courses and/ or undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the research and service missions of the college.

The MEZCOPH is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The College and University have numerous innovative teaching, research, and service programs and is a valued partner in community-based research projects addressing health issues relevant to border communities and indigenous populations. The College is also committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to create greater inclusivity and to align more with the student body.

The Arizona Cancer Center, established in 1978, is one of 72 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and one of 56 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and the only Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in and serving Arizona. The Skin Cancer Institute seeks to translate science into practice and implement strong outreach and educational programs to improve diagnosis and outcomes.

Exciting opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty and other federally-funded centers covering a wide range of disciplines across the UArizona; the Arizona Center on Aging, the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Sarver Heart Center, the Southwest Center for Resilience on Climate Change and Health as well as many others at MEZCOPH and the UArizona Health Sciences.

The UArizona is a land grant university and Hispanic-serving institution situated in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border. The university serves high percentages of Hispanic and Native American students compared with other universities in the US. The environment and diverse populations present many unique health research questions. We support the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students. and the communities we serve.

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world-class cuisine and a lively arts scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti, stunning sunsets, and vibrant wildlife, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9,000 feet, enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around in and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a strong externally-funded and peer-reviewed research program in cancer epidemiology.
  • Develop and teach 2-3 epidemiology courses.
  • Supervise Masters and Doctoral students in the epidemiology program.
  • Participate in intramural, extramural and outreach service.
  • Develop collaborations with researchers in other departments and colleges across the University of Arizona.
  • Co-direct the Skin Cancer Institute within the UACC.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or other doctoral degree in epidemiology or strongly related field.
  • Record of high-quality scientific productivity (as appropriate with rank).
  • Track record of securing external research funding (as appropriate with rank).
  • Ability to conduct research in multi-disciplinary and collaborative teams and to connect with other disciplines in research and teaching.
  • Teaching experience in a University classroom environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and enthusiasm for teaching epidemiology methods courses including methods such as causal inference.
  • Evidence of experience working with a multidisciplinary team that includes community interventions and outreach.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

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: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Robin Harris, Search Committee Chair |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

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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