Cancer Biology Chairperson

Toledo, Ohio
Salary to commensurate with education and experience
February 15 2018
Department of Cancer Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is seeking nominations or applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. The successful candidate will provide the vision and leadership to expand the portfolio of funded research in the department though strategic recruitment and support of the current faculty. The department is located on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus, in proximity to the University of Toledo Medical Center and the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.  The latter is slated for significant expansion, with emphasis on early-stage clinical trials and personalized approaches to cancer treatment. Candidates with research programs in all areas of cancer biology will be considered.  Current research interests represented within the department include development of new therapeutic approaches based on knowledge of cancer signaling pathways, gene regulation, tumor microenvironment, and mechanisms of cancer invasion and metastasis.  Specific information about the research interests of the faculty is available at

In addition to its research mission, the department is strongly committed to graduate and medical education. The Cancer Biology track of the Biomedical Sciences graduate program is closely aligned with the department.

The next Chair is expected to have excellent communication and leadership skills, a strong commitment to faculty mentorship, experience in medical or graduate education, and a clear vision for advancing the research mission of the department. A substantial record of extramurally funded research in an area related to cancer biology and the ability to foster intra- and interdepartmental collaborations are important qualifications.  The College of Medicine and Life Sciences is committed to growth of its cancer research programs, and the new Chair of Cancer Biology will be provided with renovated lab space and resources to accomplish this goal. Applications should include a letter of interest summarizing research, educational and leadership experience and a curriculum vitae.  Application materials may be sent via e-mail as a single pdf file to the attention of the Cancer Biology Search Committee, c/o Megan Newcomer, COMLS Dean’s Office, 3000 Arlington Ave., University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Toledo, OH 43614.

The University of Toledo is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. 

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