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Faculty Opportunities for Cancer Control & Population Sciences

The UT Southwestern Medical Center and the UT School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus, invite applications for tenure-track positions at the Professor, Associate and Assistant Professor level. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a new research program in Cancer Control and Population Sciences that builds on outstanding resources of both Schools and a strong commitment to developing an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Dallas Campus of the UT School of Public Health share a contiguous campus and a common vision to facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative research that will lead to reduced cancer burden and cancer-related disparities in the large and diverse population of Dallas and North Texas. The University of Texas System and the Dallas community have committed new resources to this initiative, with opportunities for joint faculty appointments in the Dallas Campus of the UT School of Public Health and UT Southwestern's Department of Clinical Sciences (Division of Epidemiology, Behavioral & Communications Sciences, or Community Engagement, as appropriate), as well as membership in the UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center.

Successful candidates will be committed to establishing an independent, extramurally-funded cancer research program, contributing to the educational mission of the Schools through teaching and advising public health and other graduate students, and participating in the Cancer Center's transdisciplinary research programs. Qualifications include: (1) earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, health behavior, or relevant field; (2) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising public health and other graduate students preparing for careers in cancer research; (3) record of both independent and collaborative research; and (4) excellent written and oral communications skills. Academic rank will be determined by candidate's qualifications.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should e-mail a letter describing their qualifications and interests along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Celette Sugg Skinner, Ph.D., (celette.skinner@utsouthwestern.edu), Associate Director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75390-9066.

UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer