Director of the Vermont Cancer Center and Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Commensurate with Experience
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Full Time

Burlington, VT -- The University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC) and the Department of Medicine in The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine (LCOM) at the University of Vermont (UVM), and the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), seek an outstanding physician/scientist with a record of significant contributions in academic hematology/oncology to serve as Director of the UVMCC and Division Chief for the Division of Hematology and Oncology.  This individual will also hold the newly-established title of J. Walter Juckett Chair in Cancer Research.  The new Director/Chief will join the College at an exciting time, with renewed commitment of resources to cancer prevention, care, and research.  This is a unique opportunity for a highly-motivated medical hematologist-oncologist.

UVMCC includes 212 members (62 full, 96 associate, and 54 affiliate). UVMCC facilities encompass 16,609 square feet of total assignable space, including 11,335 square feet of dedicated lab space, 2,629 square feet of Clinical Trials Office space, and 2,645 square feet of administrative office space.  The division includes 21 faculty, six advanced practice providers, and six fellows, all committed to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research.

As Director of the UVMCC, this individual will report to the Dean of the LCOM and has overall responsibility for the UVMCC.  With strong leadership, there is opportunity for the UVMCC to achieve National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation within five years.  As Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, this individual will report to the Chair of Medicine and work in collaboration with the division chiefs of the Department's 13 other subspecialties.  The Chief will oversee and further develop the Division's outstanding clinical service, educational, and research programs.

The ideal candidate will be a nationally-recognized physician leader and scholar in oncology and/or hematology, with a proven commitment to clinical care, medical education, training, and research.  The candidate will be a board certified clinician with an established research program who brings a strong track record of leadership, securing extramural funding, and mentoring faculty at all stages of career development.  It is expected that candidates will have credentials appropriate for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (tenure pathway) at UVM.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship, or creative arts.  Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.  Questions or materials should be sent electronically to UVM's consultants Claudia Teschky, Kerry Quealy, or Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. at or phone: 630-990-1370.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and a statement of your expertise and prior contributions to diversity and social justice.