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Faculty Positions in Cancer Prevention and Control

The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) and the Division of Public Health Sciences invite applications for mid-level tenure track faculty positions (rank open) in Cancer Prevention and Control. We are particularly interesting in applicants in the following substantive areas: cancer survivorship, health disparities, and smoking cessation/tobacco control. The successful candidate will participate in an active program in cancer prevention and control as part of an NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CCCWFU has a large and dynamic group of faculty in numerous departments collaborating in the areas of survivorship, health disparities, tobacco control, quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies, lifestyle change, aging, health services research, cancer prevention, cancer screening, and genetic and molecular epidemiology. The CCCWFU has an NCI R25 training grant in cancer survivorship, serves as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Research Base, and participates in CALGB trials. The Institution has a Genomics Center with a major focus on the genetic determinants of prostate cancer, an outpatient General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) funded to support intervention trials and a Translational Science Institute. The faculty positions are offered within the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) which has over 50 faculty and 250 staff in three departments: Social Sciences and Health Policy, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Biostatistical Sciences. PHS is highly ranked nationally in NIH research funding among medical school departments of public health and preventive medicine. Applicants should have a Ph.D., ScD. or M.D. with additional training/experience in behavioral medicine, psychology, cancer epidemiology, cancer survivorship, health disparities, health services research, or clinical trials. Current extramural funding, experience in collaborative research in a multidisciplinary setting and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Successful applicants should have a strong publication record. Opportunities for teaching exist within our Masterís degree program. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Maya Angelou Center on Health Equity, the Womenís Health Center of Excellence, Clinical Departments (e.g., hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, etc.), and the Sticht Center on Aging, Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Center for Worker Health, the Department of Health and Exercise Science, and the Genomics Center. Wake Forest University Health Sciences is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, within driving distance of the mountains and Atlantic coast beaches. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to Nancy Avis, Ph.D.; Director, Cancer Control Program; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Piedmont Plaza II, Winston-Salem, NC 27157; e-mail navis@wfubmc.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information about the Division of Public Health Sciences or Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit: http://www.phs.wfubmc.edu or http://www1.wfubmc.edu/cancer/Research/ Wake Forest University Health Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.