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Faculty Position in Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research

Huntsman Cancer Institute-University of Utah Health Sciences
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dependent on faculty rank, qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021
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The University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS)
and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty
position in cancer control and population sciences. We seek outstanding, collaborative
scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cancer prevention (including
behavioral interventions), cancer epidemiology (including expertise in geographic and
neighborhood contextual factors, molecular, clinical, or genetic epidemiology), cancer
survivorship and health outcomes, exercise and cancer, risk communication, implementation
science, rural health, and health disparities. We are looking for collaborative and engaged
colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team
science, working collaboratively with clinicians and experts across a spectrum of fields. We
seek candidates who share our commitment to health equity, and who will work to ensure
diversity and inclusion in their research team. Candidates from underrepresented groups are
especially encouraged to apply.

About the Department of Population Health Sciences
The Department of Population Health Sciences is a hub for education, investigation and
methodological expertise in population health. Through a diverse faculty in three Divisions,
including Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health System Innovation & Research,
we provide expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for impact-driven research and
support clinical professionals in providing better patient and population-oriented care in an
increasingly complex health care delivery system. Through our research, education, and
community engagement activities, we promote patient-centered health care and the
delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce
health disparities within our community. Through high impact research, we strive to contribute
to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender
identity or sexuality—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.
The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek faculty
who will thrive in this environment.
About HCI
HCI is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National
Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant cancer research
enterprise in a highly collaborative environment ( HCI has an
outstanding history of academic achievement and impact and a commitment to excellence
in patient care, research, teaching, and service. Our integrated health system and HCI’s
participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers provide opportunities for
multidisciplinary collaborations across basic and translational laboratory-based cancer
research, epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as access to extensive biospecimen
repositories. In addition, the University of Utah and HCI are home to superb shared resources,
such as the Utah Population Database with more than 16 million records linking genealogies,
health records, and vital statistics, as well as the Utah Cancer Registry, which is a long-standing
and preeminent SEER site (See and
HCI has unparalleled depth in population sciences research, with a goal of working
collaboratively with clinicians to perform practice-changing research. Major initiatives are
ongoing in environmental health and exposure, digital healthcare, care delivery models and
financial outcomes, and telehealth for rural and frontier populations. As part of our scientific
mission of excellence, we also seek to positively impact the populations in our region;
specifically the HCI catchment area of the five-state Mountain West (Utah, Nevada, Montana,
Wyoming, and Idaho).
HCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and
experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture. Learn more about
HCI’s commitments at
Work Environment
The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, and offers
an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City,
which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities and is often ranked as
one of the happiest places to live. The city is also a thriving hub for innovation and the arts.
Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offers ample opportunity for
outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are
committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while
achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming
for all, and where all employees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to
The University of Utah offers highly competitive salary and start-up packages and exceptional
benefits. Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or
equivalent), have received appropriate postdoctoral training and to have a track record of
impact and research productivity. Applicants for senior positions should additionally have a
proven record of independent funding and innovative research. Applications will be reviewed
in an ongoing basis and start date is flexible. Questions about the position can be directed to
the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Doherty, at
To apply online, please visit the following link:

Required materials:
 Letter of interest (cover letter containing a description of professional experience
including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and three references)
 CV
 Three-page research statement
 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement responding to any or all aspects of the
following prompt:
In PHS we view EDI as central to achieving excellence in our research, teaching and
service to the community. How have you demonstrated your commitment to EDI in
academic or other settings? How do you see yourself contributing to the advancement
of EDI within our department?


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