Cancer Disparities & Health Equity Associate/Full Professor – UF Health Cancer Center

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 12, 2022

Classification Title:

ASO/Full Professor

Job Description:

The UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) invites applications of interest for a faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor with a cancer disparities and health equity research focus. The selected candidate will be expected to establish a program of research in areas relating to cancer health disparities and health equity and will have expertise in community engaged research, multidisciplinary team science, as well as translation and dissemination of evidence-based research.

Responsibilities include research, teaching, and active participation in the home department and College. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for a leadership role in the Florida-California Cancer Research, Education, and Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center. The CaRE2 Center is a collaboration between the University of Florida (UF), Florida A&M University (FAMU), and the University of Southern California-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (USC-NCCC) to eliminate cancer health disparities in Florida, California, and nationally. The long-term goals of the CaRE2 center are to reduce cancer disparities in Blacks and Latinos, to train and increase the pool of underrepresented Black and Latino scientists conducting health disparity research, to increase research capacity at FAMU, and to increase cancer disparity research at UF and USC-NCCC.

Academic appointment and tenure will be in the appropriate College and Department at the associate professor or full professor rank commensurate with experience and accomplishment. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the State of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs. The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, other sites across Florida, and internationally. Gainesville offers an unparalleled college town environment with outstanding private and public schools, inexpensive housing, superb year-round recruitment opportunities and a temperate climate.

Expected Salary:

Negotiable; Commensurate with Education & Experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in relevant public health and population science fields such as health disparities, health equity, epidemiology, behavioral science, or a MD degree with additional research training.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an established investigator with a strong reputation in scholarship, as evidenced by a proven track record of independent externally peer-reviewed cancer research funding, extensive publication experience; and, the expertise and desire to take on a leadership role in the CaRE2 Center. Faculty with professional (MD) and/or PhD degrees at Associate or Full Professor rank are encouraged to apply. Experience in research program leadership and administration, research education, and training is desirable. Opportunities for clinical practice are available through our Health Science Center Colleges.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names of three professional references. Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within their scholarly field(s). This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at UF into the future. Please send these materials in one PDF to . Please reference “CaRE2 Faculty Search” in the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an online confidential and voluntary self-disclosure card. This information is stored within Careers at UF and accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations).

Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) .

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:
TBD - Required for clinical practice.

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