University of Vermont Cancer Center — Associate or Full Professor & Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Associate or Full Professor & Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
LARNER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CANCER CENTER

The Public Health Graduate Program within the Larner College of Medicine (LCOM), the Public Health Sciences Undergraduate Program within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the University of Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applicants for a full-time Epidemiology position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Tenure pathway. The individual recruited into this position will also serve as Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) in the University of Vermont Cancer Center.  The candidate is expected to have and maintain extramural research funding and be engaged in active epidemiology research, maintaining at least in part some element of cancer focus.  The position expectations also include active engagement in teaching, advising and service.  Primary appointment will be within the LCOM in the department most appropriate for the candidate’s training and experience.

The Public Health Program in the Larner College of Medicine supports a Masters Degree program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.  The MPH program epitomizes the alignment between the University of Vermont’s distinctive strengths and the urgent issues facing us locally, nationally, and globally. Its collaborative and cross-disciplinary approaches facilitate an understanding of public health and the environmental and social factors that contribute to health and disease.

The Public Health Sciences Undergraduate Program is a fast-growing major committed to preparing students for careers in health-related fields. The core curriculum integrates social, behavioral and analytic areas of public health and population health sciences. The faculty member in this position will have a unique opportunity to expand the program mission and vision to include research in public health, including mentoring PhD students through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Interprofessional Ph.D. program. There are abundant opportunities for inter-professional collaborations with the Vermont Department of Health, the UVM Medical Center, UVM Health Network, UVM Larner College of Medicine, and the UVM College of Arts and Sciences.

The individual will participate as a member of the Cancer Center senior leadership group and will contribute to all aspects of strategic planning.  In this role, the candidate will define the UVM Cancer Center catchment (impact) area, identify cancers of increased or decreased incidence that necessitate focus by the Cancer Center’s research programs, and identify disparities across racial/ethnic/socioeconomic populations and locations (rural-urban) in Vermont and northern New York to promote cancer health equity.  The candidate will direct community outreach and engagement activities for the Cancer Center, including chairing the UVMCC Community Advisory Board, and work across the campus to facilitate transdisciplinary research advancements that reduce the burden of cancer for the community.  

MPH Faculty: Larner College of Medicine
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include: 

  • Maintaining an active epidemiology research program with a cancer focus with extramural funding; 
  • Teaching and advising in the graduate Masters in Public Health program;  
  • Collaborating with other departments and faculty and staff within the LCOM in program development, scholarship and service;
  • Collaborating and engaging in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

Public Health Sciences Faculty: College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include: 

  • Maintaining an active epidemiology research program with a cancer focus with extramural funding;
  • Teaching and advising in the undergraduate Public Health Sciences program;  
  • Collaborating with Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty and staff in program development, scholarship and service;
  • Collaborating and engaging in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

Associate Director for Community Outreach & Engagement (AD-COE): UVM Cancer Center

  • The primary responsibility of UVMCC Associate Directors is to support the Cancer Center in achievement of its goals and objectives, to support new initiatives, to assist the Director in leadership of the Center’s research, clinical, educational and community outreach missions, and to provide specific oversight of tasks within the realm of the identified area of focus.  
  • The successful candidate will direct the Cancer Center efforts focused on community outreach and engagement.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a doctoral degree with expertise in Public Health, Epidemiology or Cancer Control. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership experience in higher education and a vibrant research program with scholarly track record and active funding. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and social justice, strong mentoring, communication, and collaborative abilities as well as show excellence in teaching.

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices. 

The Larner College of Medicine
Founded in 1822, The Larner College of Medicine is the seventh oldest medical school in the nation. As Vermont’s only research university, UVM is an economic engine for the entire state, and the Larner College of Medicine plays a substantial role in creating a significant return on the state’s investment. The mission of the UVM Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is to educate a diverse group of dedicated physicians and biomedical scientists to serve across all the disciplines of medicine; to bring hope to patients by advancing medical knowledge through research; to integrate education and research to advance the quality and accessibility of patient care; and to engage with our communities to benefit Vermont and the world.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The college is home to approximately 1200 students in eight different health professions comprising seven undergraduate and six graduate degree programs including an interdisciplinary PhD. The College is committed to inter-professional education and practice and educational innovation.  We are part of an academic health sciences center including Vermont’s tertiary care hospital, the Larner College of Medicine and a state of the art interdisciplinary clinical simulation laboratory, within proximity to the University campus.

The University of Vermont Cancer Center
The University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC) is Vermont’s only not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center. Founded in 1974, the organization is located within the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine and enjoys a clinical partnership with The University of Vermont Medical Center. UVMCC has over 160 active members engaged in laboratory, population and clinical research, education of a next generation of cancer scientists and clinicians, and clinical care.  The mission of the University of Vermont Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer in Vermont, northeastern New York and across northern New England, through research, outstanding clinical care, community outreach and education. Working together, affiliated members, clinicians, scientists, and community stakeholders will be leaders in facilitating transdisciplinary discovery and achieving cancer health equity in northern New England.  The Cancer Center has four pillars – research, community outreach and engagement, exceptional clinical care and education.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Application Process:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 15th. 

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts.  Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world.  Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground:  Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

Anticipated starting date is September 2022.  Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com to position # 00026078. Include 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications, research interests, and teaching philosophy; 2) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; 3) a current curriculum vitae; and 4) contact information for three professional references through the job application portal.

For more information about the position, please send inquiries to Shirley Pine at Shirley.Pine@med.uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

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