Cancer Prevention and Control and Health Disparities
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) and the Division of Public Health Sciences invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Cancer Prevention and Control with a focus on health disparities. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses on health disparities related to cancer survivorship or smoking cessation/tobacco control. The CCCWFU catchment area has large African-American, Hispanic, and rural populations.
The successful candidate will participate in an active program in Cancer Prevention and Control as part of an NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CCCWFU has a large and dynamic group of faculty in over eight departments collaborating in the areas of survivorship, health disparities, tobacco control, quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies, lifestyle changes, aging, health services research, and genetic and molecular epidemiology. The CCCWFU has an NCI R25 training grant in cancer survivorship, serves as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Research Base, and participates in Alliance Cooperative trials. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Maya Angelou Center on Health Equity (MACHE), a designated Center of Excellence with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Other relevant Centers include a Genomics Center with a major focus on the genetic determinants of prostate cancer, a Translational Science Institute,
Center for Worker Health, and a Center for Integrative
The faculty position is offered
within the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) which has over
50 faculty and 250 staff in three departments: Social Sciences and
Health Policy, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Biostatistical
Sciences. PHS is highly ranked nationally in NIH research
funding among medical school departments of public health and
preventive medicine. Affiliate status will be offered
Applicants should have a Ph.D., ScD.
or M.D. with additional training/experience in behavioral medicine,
psychology, cancer epidemiology, cancer survivorship, health
services research, or clinical trials. Current extramural
funding, experience in collaborative research in a
multidisciplinary setting and excellent written and oral
communication skills, and a strong publication record are
required. Opportunities for teaching exist within our
Master's degree program.
Wake Forest Health Sciences is
located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home of a vibrant arts
community and with population of over 500,000 in the Piedmont Triad
area. Visit http://www.cityofws.org/ for
more information about Winston-Salem.
Applicants should send a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to
Dr. Nancy Avis c/o Monica Kiger, email@example.com
Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled but those received before February 1, 2014
will be given fullest consideration. For more information
about the Division of Public Health Sciences or Comprehensive
Cancer Center, visit: https://www.phs.wakehealth.edu/public/home.cfm or
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is an Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to achieving
diversity among its faculty and staff.