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University of Colorado Associate Director, Population Sciences - Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure Track in Aurora, Colorado

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University Of Colorado

Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Associate Director, Population Sciences

Associate Professor or Professor, Tenure Track

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the University of Colorado Cancer Center (ColoradoSPH) invite applications from distinguished investigators for a senior-level faculty position in the ColoradoSPH or School of Medicine, as appropriate, and a senior-level leadership position in the Cancer Center to lead cancer population sciences research. This appointment is accompanied by an Endowed Chair and significant financial resources to stimulate and sustain a robust program of research in Cancer Population Sciences.

Nature of Work

The Associate Director (AD) for Population Sciences is expected to lead the development of a nationally-recognized innovative research portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of cancer population science. The AD will oversee the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the development of new programs as appropriate. The AD will provide leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to Population Sciences.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 21,000 employees, more than 4,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing, and a graduate school.

The School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by the University of Colorado Denver, CSU and UNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.

The University of Colorado is an NCI-designated Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Center with approximately 300 members engaged in collaborative cancer research at the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, the Veterans Administration, and associated medical centers. Members conduct research in epidemiology, chemoprevention, genetics, survivorship, health services, and behavioral science. To further the scientific excellence of the program, we are seeking an Associate Professor or Professor in the tenure track with expertise in one or more of the areas listed above. The person in this position will provide leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary group to expand the cancer prevention and control program.

Candidates should have an established background in cancer prevention and control research. Depending on the qualifications of candidates, faculty appointments will be considered by the following units: Department of Epidemiology, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and/or a department in the School of Medicine.

Supervision Received

This position will report to the Chair of the appointing department under the primary appointment, and to the Deputy Director of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Supervision Exercised

Research staff employed to carry out population science research, and others as assigned.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develop funding proposals to support research.

  • Conduct funded research consistent with the goals of the Cancer Population Sciences.

  • Develop new programs under the Population Sciences umbrella.

  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Mentor junior faculty as well as Master’s and Doctoral students.

  • Classroom teaching in areas matching interests and departmental needs.

  • Engage with diverse professional colleagues working across the spectrum of cancer research.

  • Review annual progress reports for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.

  • Write and review components of the CCSG application.

  • Provide leadership and direction for all scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to Population Science within the Cancer Center.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in conducting cancer population science research, research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of cancer prevention and control programs and/or policies (including approaches from epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, psychology, economics, political science, or health services research).

  • Knowledge of research methods suitable for cancer population science.

  • Experience in developing and managing research grants.

  • Team orientation and skills for interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Experience teaching graduate students and/or residents and/or fellows.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits .

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in public health or a closely related field or a medical degree with additional training in public health.

  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed funding and published research in the peer-reviewed literature.

  • Evidence of a national and/or international reputation in cancer-focused research.

  • Cancer-focused research publications.

  • Evidence of success in teaching and mentorship of students, fellows, or other trainees, and evidence of leadership and service to scientific and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-5 years post-doctoral experience in cancer population sciences research.

  • Experience in programmatic leadership.

  • Experience as a member and leader in a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center program, shared resource, or other sponsored activity.

* Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty

Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Aug 19, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Cathy Bradley, PhD

Posting Contact Email cathy.bradley@cuanschutz.edu

Posting Number 00777166

Req ID: 19024

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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