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University of Utah Assistant, Associate or Professor DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant, Associate or Professor DOQ

Department 00222 - Oncological Sciences

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY2022


Faculty Positions in Cancer Research

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

An NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate/full professor levels. Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center is an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ( NCCN ), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI and the Department of Oncological Sciences (which is housed within HCI ) has a strong history of academic achievement and impact, and a commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service. HCI has undergone a recent physical expansion which includes a new research building, and we seek tenure-track faculty at all faculty ranks, and in many areas of cancer research. Candidates will have joint appointments in the tenure track in the Department of Oncological Sciences (within the University of Utah School of Medicine), and also as Lab Investigators within Huntsman Cancer Institute.

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop Disease Centers as a mechanism to enhance translational research. Disease Centers specialize in adult and pediatric cancer research in the following areas: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Hematological Malignancies, Lung, Melanoma, Neurologic, Sarcoma, Women’s cancers, and Supportive Oncology and Survivorship. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these HCI Disease Centers are strongly encouraged to apply.

We seek junior and senior investigators (for tenure-track appointments) in the area of Cancer Predisposition Genetics with innovative laboratory-based cancer research programs that emphasize mechanistic insight and approaches. We are particularly interested in investigators whose research programs include cancer susceptibility gene identification and analysis to basic mechanisms through which germline sequence variants elicit tumor initiation or progression. Studies related to integration between germline genotypes, somatic cell mutations, and expression profiles or other genomics analyses towards tumor prevention, interception, or improved treatment are also of interest.

HCI and the University Health Sciences Center provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see that enhance both discovery and translational science. HCI also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building (in 2017) which doubles its research space. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI , visit

Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold a PhD, MD 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. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in an academic department at the University of Utah determined by the applicants’ qualifications.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae; cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references); and a 3-page research plan.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( 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

Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning in March, until positions are filled or closed.

To apply online, please visit the following link:


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 03/08/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02593F

Type Faculty