The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, and the Masonic Cancer Center are jointly recruiting a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of cancer epidemiology.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations (see https://www.sph.umn.edu/building-equity-driving-justice). In pursuit of this goal, we seek applicants who can contribute to this mission, as evidenced by research on health disparities, prior work with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds, or experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
Primary research responsibilities will be to develop an independent program of research in cancer epidemiology. It is expected that the successful candidate will both lead an independent program of research and collaborate with other faculty as co-investigators on new grant initiatives. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses within the PhD or MPH programs in Epidemiology. Advising masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students is also expected.
The University of Minnesota provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cancer, both within the Division of Epidemiology and more broadly across the University and the Masonic Cancer Center. Opportunities for collaboration in a cohort setting include the 10,000 Families Study, ARIC-Cancer, and the Health and Retirement Study. There are established research groups in pediatric cancer epidemiology, tobacco control, infection and cancer, cancer prevention, and cancer survivorship. Emerging areas for collaboration include addressing cancer disparities, environmental exposures, and accelerated aging.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background.
Requirements include an earned academic doctorate with formal training in Epidemiology, strong written and oral communication skills, and a publication record commensurate with career stage. Highly desirable characteristics include, but are not limited to, evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding, teaching epidemiology methods, effective collaboration, and experience in health equity work.
We are particularly interested in Epidemiologists (e.g., PhD or MD) who have teaching experience and research focused in one or more of the following domains:
Cancer etiology (e.g. infections, aging, environmental exposures, lifestyle and/or genetics)
Cancer prevention and control broadly and in underrepresented and/or diverse populations (e.g., by ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, income, geography)
Development and/or application of innovative and rigorous research methods to cancer
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.