Associate Professor in Cancer Communication and Translation

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:23060000 - CJC-PUBLIC RELATIONS

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Job Description:

The University of Florida has embarked on an exciting initiative – the UF Preeminence Plan – to achieve recognition as one of the nation’s top-ranked public research institutions. The University of Florida, one of the most comprehensive public universities in the nation, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission’s list of leading research universities. UF’s students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

With preeminence status as a goal, the University of Florida’s new STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) and the UF Health Cancer Center invite applications for a twelve-month, tenured Associate Professor with expertise in cancer communication and translation to begin on August 2018. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in both the STCC in the College of Journalism and Communications as well as The University of Florida Health Cancer Center. The Center is particularly interested in candidates that can contribute expertise in cancer communication as well as informatics, mobile or virtual technology, health disparities, or health literacy.

Candidates for the position will be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate active research and funding related to cancer communication and translation. Academic appointment will be in the appropriate Department in the College of Journalism and Communications at UF. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the STCC director and will benefit from the College’s considerable strengths, including nationally recognized science/health communication faculty and graduate programs, state-of-the-art facilities and media properties, and established relationships across campus with diverse collaborators including the UF Health Cancer Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the University’s communications divisions.

The faculty member will conduct original research, teach graduate and/or undergraduate level courses and advise graduate students, engage in governance and other Department and College service activities, and contribute to diversity and the internationalization of the College. Additionally, the candidate will actively participate in the new STEM Translational Communication Center and the UF Health Cancer Center.

The University of Florida seeks applications from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. The recruitment/selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and public records laws. 

Advertised Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of original research in the area of cancer and translational communication and must demonstrate the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those who have a record of extramural funding. The University is particularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meet the needs of its diverse student population.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three academic references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Janice Krieger, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or

Review of applications begins March 8, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

Final 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), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Health Assessment Required: No


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