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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Cancer Behavioral Research Faculty Position
Associate / Full Professor (Tenure Track)

In a joint recruitment effort, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in behavioral science at the associate or full professor level with experience and extramural research funding history in Latino related cancer prevention and control, cancer health disparities and community based participatory research.

Institute for Health Promotion Research and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center: The IHPR, established in 2006 as a unit of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UTHSCSA, directs many research projects that address chronic disease and cancer prevention and control research. http://ihpr.uthscsa.edu. The CTRC is one of four National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers in Texas and the only NCI-designated center in South Texas, serving a 38-county region of 4.4 million people. (www.ctrc.uthscsa.edu).

The research activities at the IHPR, CTRC, and their host institution (UTHSCSA) provide varied and exciting opportunities for behavior research studies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with faculty from other UTHSCSA schools (i.e., Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Health), the UT School of Public Health's San Antonio Regional Campus, and UTHSCSA's Regional Academic Health Center campuses in Harlingen and McAllen, Texas, located on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Qualifications: 1) completed doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D. equivalent); 2) track record of independent, peer-reviewed grant funding; 3) record of peer-reviewed publications in the area of cancer and behavioral sciences; 4) ability to serve as principal investigator on externally funded projects and as co-investigator with multi-disciplinary research teams; and 5) contribution to the educational mission through teaching and advising graduate students and/or mentoring early-career scientists.

Candidate Review: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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:

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Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H.
Chair, Behavioral Faculty Search Committee
Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 1000
San Antonio, Texas 78229

All Faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.