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University of Utah Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuro-Oncology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuro-Oncology

Department 00268 - Neurosurgery

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin


The Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a clinical- or tenure-track Neuro-Oncology Faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Primary responsibilities include leading the development of a multi-disciplinary brain metastasis clinical and clinical trial program. Other responsibilities include clinical management of patients with primary brain tumors, and neurologic effects of cancer on the central nervous system. The candidate will also be involved in teaching of fellows, residents, and students. There are excellent opportunities for development of clinical and translational research interests within a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology program. The Neuro-Oncology program is part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that serves the major portion of the Intermountain West and draws patients from a large surrounding area. Numerous clinical trials are open to patient accrual, and we participate in multiple brain tumor cooperative groups and consortiums including NRG , Alliance, BTTC , and others. Requirements are a doctoral degree (MD and/or PhD) and a strong record of research accomplishments.

Applicants should have established evidence of excellent neuro-oncological training and successful research efforts. Salary and academic appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and rank. Academic rank is open and will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief statement of educational and research goals, names and addresses of 3 references should be directed to:

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgery

C/O Amber Campbell, Admin. Assistant, Dept. of Neurosurgery

175 North Medical Drive East, 5th Floor

Salt Lake City, UT 84132

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

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Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/21/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02763F

Type Faculty