Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Cancer Biology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commensurate upon qualifications
October 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and Masonic Cancer Center invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in cancer biology. Ideal candidates will have a research track record of competitive research in cancer biology, have high promise or demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding for their research, and complement existing strengths that allows contribution to interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer research teams. The successful candidate will join a large and vibrant cancer research community that is associated with the Masonic Cancer Center and the School of Dentistry, faculty in the Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the Institute for Molecular Virology.  Applicants engaged in oral and/or head and neck cancer research are encourage to apply, but all applicants will be considered. The Masonic Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection and the treatment of cancer. Appointment at the Associate Professor rank will be considered for individuals with appropriate credentials.

This is a full-time academic appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary role of this new faculty position is to develop a cancer biology research program and to foster collaboration with other supportive fields. It is expected that the candidate will maintain a funded peer-reviewed research program from federal and non-federal sources. Limited teaching and service will be expected.



  • PhD or equivalent degree.
  • 2-3 years relevant post-doctoral experience supporting development of a research program in cancer biology.
  • High promise or evidence of independent research funding from NIH or other national agency at the time of appointment.
  • Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experimental science background.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Ph.D. degree and research in cancer biology or related field.
  • Training or experience in cancer research.
  • Record of peer-reviewed research funding.

Applications should be made on-line to the University of Minnesota job site:

https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job. Click on “External Applicants.” In the Search Jobs field, enter 335920 to locate and apply for the position,**

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

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