Professor & Chair of Toxicology and Cancer Biology

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky (US)
September 25 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of Kentucky invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology in the College of Medicine.

The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is a multidisciplinary unit for research and graduate education in the broad areas of Environmental Toxicology, Genomics and Epigenomics, Redox Biology, Metabolism, Cell Signaling, and Cancer Cell Biology. The Chair will have the opportunity to lead and expand one of the university's most successful biomedical science departments, which directly contributes to the research and educational missions of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, a vibrant and growing center that achieved NCI designation in 2013.

The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is a research-intensive basic science department that contributes an average of $8M in extramural research support annually. The department is home to 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty with primary appointments and is further enhanced by approximately 44 faculty who have joint appointments in Toxicology and Cancer Biology, but whose primary appointments are in other university departments and colleges. The faculty members have prominent roles within the discipline, hold leadership positions in professional societies, and serve on editorial boards and study sections. The department runs a thriving graduate training program and has held an NIH T32 training grant that has supported doctoral students and fellows since 1990. The educational programs of the department are diverse and serve undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Additional information about the department is available at

The chair is responsible for the overall direction and administrative leadership for educational, research, and engagement activities, as well as for the management of human resources and budgetary and fiscal resources. An earned doctorate (M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) in an appropriate field of study, a record of accomplishments in education and research, a sustained record of extramural funding, and national and international reputations at a level commensurate with earning tenure at the rank of Professor are required.

Interested applicants should include along with application:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter summarizing relevant experiences in leadership, administration, education, and research
  • Specific Request 1: Statement that articulates a vision for the department's future and its role within a multidisciplinary university environment.

Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The position comes with a competitive salary, as well as start-up and benefits package. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2017, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at Please note that, to be considered an applicant for the position, applications must be submitted via the UK Jobs website at:

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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