Job Information

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

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor (DOQ)

Department 00228 - Dermatology


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 01/01/2018


Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) and the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah are seeking a productive, collaborative, and innovative faculty member to join our multidisciplinary team devoted to melanoma. We seek an exceptional investigator whose research expertise complements our ongoing areas of excellence in melanoma genetics, pre-clinical models of melanoma in mouse (GEMMs and PDXs) and zebrafish, mechanisms and biomarkers of drug sensitivity/resistance, chemoprevention and clinical trials for melanoma as well as risk assessment and communication.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Dermatology in the tenure track and as an Investigator at HCI . Qualified individuals must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD. For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, candidates must have an excellent record of basic, translational, or clinical research achievement in the area of melanoma, including peer-reviewed funding. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, candidates must have an excellent record of achievement as a trainee and show strong potential for future success in the field. Although we are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on melanoma immunology or immune checkpoint-directed therapy, suitably qualified individuals in all areas of melanoma research are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded melanoma research program, to participate in weekly treatment planning and research conferences, and engage in collaborative research efforts with members of the melanoma disease-oriented research team ( MDOT ).

HCI is an NCI -designated comprehensive cancer center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network with two dedicated cancer research buildings and a 100-bed cancer specialty hospital. The MDOT is one of nine research teams supported by HCI that is actively involved in collaborative translational cancer research and clinical trial development. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.

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.

To apply go to:

For further information, please contact Dr. Martin McMahon, Chair of the Search Committee via the HCI recruitment office at

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.

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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

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and a statement of research plans. The names of at least three references should be included in the submitted documents. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Open Date 08/21/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01794F

Type Faculty