Florida International University — Tenure-Track Position in Cancer Biology


Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work (Stempel College) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a tenure-track position with expertise in the field of cancer biology with a specific interest in exploring the impact of environmental factors on oncogenesis, disease progression, and/or treatment outcomes. Stempel College ranks 50th among public universities in U.S. News & World Report “Best Public Health Schools” in 2020. To learn more about Stempel College, visit http://stempel.fiu.edu. The Department of EHS addresses health effects related to environmental exposures through research, education, and service to promote healthier lives. The EHS department includes extramurally funded faculty with research expertise in cancer, stem cell biology, gene-environment interactions, and neurodegenerative diseases. With the Brain, Behavior, and the Environment as the new Emerging Preeminent Program, the EHS Department is particularly interested in studies on the role of environmental pollutants in neurological diseases across the lifespan. Applicants with such expertise and research interest are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent collaboration opportunities exist within the EHS department, Stempel College, and throughout FIU’s Academic Health Center. Stempel College is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and scholarly environment (https://go.fiu.edu/diversitystatement).

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree in a biomedically-relevant discipline. A successful candidate will possess a strong record of scholarship and the ability to conduct innovative, state-of-the-art research examining environmental influences on cancer biology. Demonstrable teaching and mentoring abilities will also benefit prospective candidates. 

The selected candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an original, creative, and independent research program with evidence of high quality and productivity. Opportunities to participate in other multidisciplinary research projects within the department will be available to successful applicants. It is anticipated that these research endeavors will produce publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and lead to the successful submission and management of investigator-initiated grant proposals. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s educational mission through teaching and advising Master’s and Doctoral students. A portion of the candidate’s effort will also be devoted to academic service to the community, department, and university.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID # 522908 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a letter of application (two pages), including a statement of current and future research interests (four pages), teaching statement (two pages), curriculum vitae, two sample publications, and a one-page summary describing the applicant’s experiences working in diverse environments and how they would contribute to the diversity initiatives at FIU; also, if available, please include sample teaching evaluations. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3-5 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 9, 2021. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Jeremy W. Chambers, Ph.D., Chair of the Search & Screen Committee at jwchambe@fiu.edu.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.