Faculty Position in Cancer Prevention and Control

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (WPRCI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will have their primary faculty appointment in the COPH, working closely with the COPH Center for Health Disparities, and will serve as Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the WPRCI. The successful candidate will also be a co-leader in our Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program within the WPRCI as we move towards achieving cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute.  This position will join a large and dynamic group of faculty within the WPRCI and COPH, collaborating in the areas of cancer survivorship, health disparities, tobacco control, lifestyle change, primary and secondary prevention, health services research, aging, and genetic and molecular epidemiology. This individual will be expected to participate in an active program in cancer prevention and control and maintain extramurally funded research in their area of expertise. Applicants should have a Ph.D., ScD, DrPH, or M.D. with additional training/experience in an area of relevance to cancer control and prevention such as health behavior, cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, and others listed above.  A proven track record of past and current extramural funding, experience in collaborative research in a multi-disciplinary setting, excellent written and oral communication skills are required.  Successful applicants will also have a strong publication record. The COPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (for its Masters in Health Administration program), and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. The COPH has five departments: Health Behavior and Health Education, Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental and Occupational Health; and research centers focused on health disparities, prevention research and obesity. Its teaching programs include six MPH tracks, four combined MPH degrees (MPH combined with M.D., PharmD, J.D., and Master in Public Service), the MHA, and three Ph.D. programs (Health Systems and Services Research, Health Promotion and Prevention Research, and Epidemiology), and a DrPH in Public Health Leadership. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute directs all cancer research for UAMS and its affiliated institutions. Cancer Institute scientists are committed to reducing cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity in Arkansas and the surrounding region. The Cancer Institute’s approach is simple — discovery in our labs, development of new treatment strategies and delivery of these new strategies to our clinics. Cancer Institute research moves from the laboratory bench to our patient’s bedside. The bottom line for our patients is that our research fuels innovative treatment options. We are also vitally committed to reducing cancer disparities, educating the public and performing outreach.  Since we are the only academic cancer center in the state and since we reach and draw from all four corners of the state we are in a unique position to perform population genetics in cancer. UAMS is Arkansas’ only comprehensive academic health center with outreach programs operating in every county and a regional campus in Northwest Arkansas. In addition to our hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges and a graduate school, eight regional centers and seven institutes of excellence. UAMS’ main campus is based in Little Rock, the capital and largest city in Arkansas. Little Rock has a population just under 200,000 and a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) population that was 709,901 people in the 2011 census, making it the 72nd largest MSA in the country. Little Rock has the only downtown that is home to both a state capitol and a Presidential library. The University of Arkansas Clinton School Of Public Service offers the world’s only Master’s Degree in Public Service and one of the finest speakers’ series in the world. The Big Dam Bridge, traversing the Arkansas River, is the longest constructed pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the world. At 1,700 acres, Burns Park in North Little Rock is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, more than double the size of Manhattan’s Central Park. Arkansas annually attracts many visitors drawn to its abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures and to its natural beauty, as seen in the state’s waterfalls, tour caverns and wild caving experiences, forested mountain trails, and scenic drives. If you would like to apply for this position, please send a letter explaining your interest with a summary of relevant accomplishments, the names and contact information for three referees, and your curriculum vitae to the chairman of the search committee: Kate Stewart, M.D., MPH, c/o Jinger Morgan morganjingerr@uams.edu. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.