Assistant or Associate Professor, Cancer Epidemiologist
University of Wisconsin Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 284996-FA
The Department of Population Health Sciences in the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), in collaboration with the Carbone Cancer Center, invites applications for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor position (tenure track) in the area of cancer epidemiology. Individuals with research programs in survivorship, community-engaged research, the exposome including social determinants of health, and/or novel epidemiologic methods applied to cancer are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have their tenure home in Population Health Sciences and opportunities to collaborate with ongoing research and educational training programs related to cancer prevention and control, with expected membership in the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Wisconsin's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Depending on the selected candidate's expertise and interests, affiliations with other departments, centers, and institutes across campus are possible, including the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, Data Science Institute, Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, Population Health Institute, the Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. This faculty appointment will be on an annual (12-month) pay basis and therefore will include summer compensation. In addition, a generous start-up package including flexible research funds will be available for qualified candidates.
Population Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with the goal of understanding, preserving, and improving the health of populations and individuals. The candidate selected for this role will contribute to the advancement of this mission through research, teaching, and service, and interact with a collaborative community of scholars throughout SMPH and across campus. The successful applicant will develop and lead an extramurally funded program in cancer epidemiology, as well as participate in administrative and committee work to support the mission of the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
The Carbone Cancer Center is composed of 325 faculty members from 38 departments and 9 schools at UW-Madison. Center members advance cancer care, research, and education through 6 scientific programs (Human Cancer Virology, Cancer Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms, Tumor Microenvironment, Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Developmental Therapeutics, and Cancer Prevention and Control) supported by 12 Shared Resources. The Cancer Center has a long-standing commitment to fostering the career development of cancer researchers and ensuring the research at the Center is responsive to the cancer needs and preferences of communities throughout Wisconsin.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans.
Madison is the state capital, situated on an isthmus with lands surrounding four scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. Madison offers an excellent environment for families, and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.
70% Research: Develop and maintain an independent program of research in cancer epidemiology. Research programs may include (but are not limited to) innovative study of improving outcomes in cancer survivors, community-engaged research, social determinants of health, or epidemiologic methods.
15% Teaching: Teach 3 credits of PHS courses per academic year.
10%: Advising: Advise and mentor graduate students in PHS Population Health and Epidemiology programs and other relevant degree programs at UW-Madison.
5%: Service: Participate in faculty governance and service to the department, school, university, and profession, as appropriate.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Terminal Degree PhD or equivalent in Epidemiology or related field
- Candidates must demonstrate the potential for developing an extramurally funded cancer epidemiology research program at UW-Madison. - While candidates with research programs in any area of cancer epidemiology are invited to apply, we particularly encourage applications from candidates with research programs that focus on survivorship (from the time of diagnosis through the remainder of life), community-engaged research, the "exposome" including social and contextual determinants of health, and/or novel epidemiologic methods.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 01, 2024
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months) Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/).
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy 286440; please note that only one vacancy exists.
How to Apply:
The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 30, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
You will be asked to upload a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement as part of the application process. Please ensure that the CV and cover letter address how you meet the qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. At a future date you may be asked to provide three professional/supervisor letters of reference. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)
A53-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.