Cancer Disparities Assistant/Associate Professor - UF Health Cancer Center

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:29300000 - MD-CANCER CENTER

Classification Title:

AST/ASO Professor

Job Description:

The UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) invites applications of interest for a faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with a cancer health disparities research focus. We seek to augment our efforts to reduce the cancer burden in our catchment area, with a particular emphasis on determinants of disparities due to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstance, and/or residence in rural communities. This position will join a robust cohort of investigators as part of the UFHCC Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) research program, led by Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, Associate Director for Population Sciences. The mission of the CCPS program is to reduce the cancer burden and associated risk factors in Northern Florida and beyond.

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, cancer screening and early detection, obesity, tobacco, cancer communication, prevention and intervention, dissemination and implementation research. We seek applications from individuals dedicated to:

  • research in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions addressing cancer disparities
  • engagement with community partners
  • training a diverse cadre of future cancer control researchers

The successful candidate will have expertise in community engaged research, multidisciplinary team science, and translation and dissemination of evidence-based research. The research program will integrate into the CCPS program, as well as other scientific programs in the Center.

Academic appointment will be in the appropriate College and Department.  Academic rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.  Compensation includes an excellent benefits package.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the State of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs.  The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, other sites across Florida, and internationally.  Gainesville offers an unparalleled college town environment with outstanding private and public schools, inexpensive housing, superb year-round recruitment opportunities and a temperate climate.

Expected Salary:

Negotiable; Commensurate with Education & Experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in relevant population sciences fields such as public health, epidemiology, implementation science, behavioral science, or a MD degree with additional research training. 

For appointment to the rank of Associate Professor in the tenure track, the candidate must present evidence of excellent research and recognition of the research program at a national level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include a strong record of funded research, peer-reviewed publications in population cancer disparities, evidence of mentorship experience, and demonstration of an established reputation, whether as individual investigators or within a research team, for original ideas, innovations, and contributions.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes research and career interests, a curriculum vitae (in pdf format), and names of three references to Please reference “Cancer and Aging Faculty Search” in the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an online confidential and voluntary self-disclosure card. This information is stored within Careers at UF and accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations).

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.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position was originally posted under requisition 76351. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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