Endowed Professorship in Genitourinary Cancer

University of California Irvine, Irvine
Commensurate with experience
November 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

As outlined in the UCI Recruit job listing: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07230

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) together with the Department of Biological Chemistry in the UCI School of Medicine invite applications for a position at the level of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR. We seek outstanding candidates with a research focus on molecular mechanisms that can lead to therapeutic advances in genitourinary cancers, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and/or testis. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, and have a track record of leading a vigorous extramurally-funded research program. The successful candidate will hold the Kure It Cancer Research Endowed Chair in Genitourinary Oncology Research and will co-lead the Genitourinary Disease-Oriented Team within the CFCCC, a multidisciplinary group charged with advancing discoveries towards the clinic and fostering investigator-initiated clinical trials. The Department of Biological Chemistry (BC) is highly interdisciplinary, with particular strengths in cancer, epigenetics, metabolism, circadian biology, and bioinformatics. Faculty of BC benefit from participation in the CFCCC, the cancer center-affiliated Cancer Research Institute (CRI), and the Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism. The CFCCC is one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute and has a major mission to alleviate the burden of cancer in its catchment area of Orange County.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents: curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Criteria for the research and diversity statements are provided below. Review of applications will begin December 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Research Statement (3 pages). This statement should:

  1. Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
  2. Provide a detailed plan of their future research program.

    Indicate how the candidate’s research program will synergize with the research environment at UCI, particularly with research in BC (http://www.biochem.uci.edu) and the resources provided by the CRI (http://cri.bio.uci.edu) and CFCCC (http://www.cancer.uci.edu).

Diversity Statement (1 page). The University of California Statement on Diversity is available at: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/4400.html. This statement should:

  1. Indicate how the candidate has demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
  2. Provide evidence (if any) of the candidate’s track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.
  3. Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.
  4. Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.

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