Professor, Term Tenure

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
September 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Professor, Term Tenure

The Department of Cancer Biology invites applicants for a full-time term tenure academic appointment at the level of Professor. This faculty position is responsible to the Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, who reports to the Chief Scientific Officer, Division of Science. This faculty member provides laboratory research in the area of Cancer Biology and serves as a mentor in research and teaching for fellows and students. The individual actively participates in publication and presentation of the results with the overall aim of improving survival rates for those with hematologic malignancies.  Refer to the Department of Cancer Biology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.


  • Serve on departmental and institutional committees as requested by attending appropriate meetings which may include travel to each meeting site. Listen to deliberations and provide verbal feedback as necessary. Visually review all documents pertaining to committee functions.


  • Attend and participate in Division/Department teaching and continuing education conferences, which require verbal interaction with colleagues and walking to meeting locations throughout the campus.
  • Provide education and training research for fellows, residents, and students participating in the Department of Cancer Biology programs.
  • Supervise laboratory research projects conducted by junior faculty, post‐doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.


Actively engage in research and scholarly activity to enhance the science and practice of hematopoietic transplantation and the treatment of hematologic diseases and cancer.

  • Develop programs of translational research and scholarly activities in keeping with the goals of the Department. Requires the ability to synthesize a myriad of information pertaining to the area of research. May necessitate (orally or in writing) instructing research support personnel in protocol implementation.
  • Actively seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support research. May require completion of grant application forms through oral dictation or use of a computer and keyboard. Also will require budget development and analysis.
  • Contribute to the literature in the field of expertise by publishing original research in peer‐reviewed journals.


Represent the department in local, regional, state, and national matters. Will require traveling to sites outside of the Houston area and, upon return, disseminating the information obtained or learned by sharing with colleagues verbally or in writing.

  • Extramural leave is provided to each faculty member to facilitate participation in outside activities in the expectation that such involvement will foster clinical research, facilitate access of new therapies for M. D. Anderson patients, and promote the highest quality patient care. These activities may include lecturing at other academic institutions and serving as an advisor, consultant, or expert to appropriate government agencies, academic institutions, or various pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies, in accordance with institutional conflict of interest policies.


Required:  Doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) from an accredited school and be professionally competent.  Must have received recognition for excellence in education & training and recognized for consistent record of meaningful contributions and successful mentoring of trainees and faculty or staff.


Required:  5 Years as Assistant Professor or equivalent.

In order to ensure full consideration, please submit a current Curriculum Vitae, 5 letters of reference (1 internal to candidate’s current institution, 4 external) from individuals at the appointment academic rank or higher, addressed and mailed to Department Chair, and a 2-4 page synopsis, to:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Attn: Cancer Biology Hiring Committee

1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1906

Houston, TX 77030


MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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