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Associate/Full Professor (T/TE) - Physiology (Translational Cancer Chemoprevention/Immunoprevention)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req17806

Department: Physiology

Medical Sub-Speciality: Physiology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1656 E Mabel St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Physiology and the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) seek a nationally recognized leader in cancer chemo-/immuno-prevention research for a tenured/tenure-eligible faculty appointment. The candidate may also co-lead the NCI-funded UArizona Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (UA CP-CTNet). Ideal candidates have expertise in clinical and translational research on cancer chemo/immuno prevention, assessment and development of clinical, molecular, multi-omics, or imaging biomarkers to evaluate cancer risk, efficacy and precision prevention and designing and conducting early-phase clinical trials involving cancer preventive agents across various organ systems.

The Department of Physiology ( provides an outstanding academic home for research and undergraduate, graduate, and medical education. The Department is home to strong programs of clinical trials, translational multi-omics, and epigenomic research. The Department possesses substantial expertise and an excellent environment for experimental investigation and big data analysis in translational multi-omics research and conducts research in humans, non-human primates, and model organisms. Department faculty participate in campus-wide graduate programs and lead an undergraduate program that enrolls >5,000 students/year in our courses with the support of educator faculty.

The UA CP-CTNet is funded by the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention to evaluate clinical activity and biologic effects of putative preventive agents. Leaders of the UA CP-CTNet work closely with clinician scientists and translational researchers from UACC and 22+ affiliate organizations (U.S. and Canada) to design and conduct biomarker-driven early phase cancer prevention clinical trials. Leaders have oversight of clinical trial conduct and scientific directions of this network.

The UACC is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the forefront for high impact precision cancer medicine with strengths in basic carcinogenesis mechanisms, tumor microenvironment, disparities, and cancer prevention. UACC also has a broad array of Shared Resources to support cancer research (

The UACC is committed to increasing the cancer research workforce diversity by building an inclusive and equitable community and committed to addressing cancer disparities and health equity. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead active, peer-reviewed, funded research programs.
  • Mentor students and junior faculty.
  • Participate with distinction in teaching courses aligned with areas of expertise.
  • Participate in faculty committees in alignment with interests and expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A
    PhD or an MD or an MD/PhD in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Cancer
    Biology/Oncology, Physiology, Immunology, Medicine, or
    Chemistry/Biochemistry disciplines, or a closely related field. Selected candidate(s) must provide education credentials during the offer
  • Experience and accomplishments appropriate for the rank.
  • Demonstrated
    expertise, experience, and ability to lead investigator-initiated,
    biomarker-driven, early phase cancer prevention clinical trials,
    including multi-institutional trials.
  • A track record as a peer-review-funded investigator.
  • Impactful publications.
  • Collaborative
    approach to leadership and a management style with demonstrated support
    for the mentoring and advancement of early career investigators.

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: 1.00

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

Clara Curiel, MD |

Interim Director of Research, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD |

Head, Department of Physiology

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 four documents:
    1. Cover Letter - Outline qualifications and research focus in cancer precision-prevention and translational omics

    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

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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