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Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Associate or Full Professor in Health, Family and Cancer Communication

University of Utah, Department of Communication and Huntsman Cancer Institute

The Department of Communication and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah invite applications for a tenure-line Associate or Full professor working in the nexus of health communication and family or interpersonal communication, with a focus on cancer communication. Specialization may include social networks, patient-provider interaction, patient-family interaction, cancer survivorship, cancer genetic communication, health literacy, information seeking, communication interventions, social support, and social influence. Scholars who examine issues of social justice; race, sexuality, class, and gender equity; and questions of diversity are highly encouraged to apply. This position is primarily centered in the Department’s Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk area of emphasis. Scholarship that complements one or more of the Department's other areas of emphasis is desirable but not a requirement.

The successful candidate will conduct research within the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program is a comprehensive basic and applied research program that spans the cancer control continuum from etiology, primary prevention, screening, and early detection to continuing care, survivorship, and end-of-life care. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their communication scholarship through interdisciplinary team science.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of independent funding and innovative communication research. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in the Department of Communication determined by the applicants’ qualifications. 

The strongest candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Communication, as well as design and teach courses within the successful faculty member’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also advise master’s and doctoral students in the Department’s highly ranked graduate program in Communication.

Qualified applicants will have a PhD in Communication or in a closely related discipline or interdisciplinary program; an active research program leading to publication; potential for success in grant acquisition; a record of or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; and a willingness to conduct service in the Department, University, and in the field of communication.

Formal review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing scholarly and teaching activities, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references.

To apply online, please visit the following link:

For inquiries related to the position, contact Kimberly A. Kaphingst, Search Committee Chair, at or 801-213-5724.

Faculty Position in Cancer Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a faculty position to support cancer research within the University’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. We are seeking applicants broadly trained in cancer biostatistics, with special expertise in methods for social, behavioral, and health services research or analytic techniques for metabolomics and proteomics studies, including pathway-based analyses. The position will offer collaborations with cancer researchers in laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. Opportunities for independent scholarship in methodological research as well as teaching at the graduate, post-doctoral and faculty level are offered through the department. We are seeking candidates who possess the research and communications skills to assume leadership roles in multi-disciplinary research teams within the institution and in national and international research networks.

The Department of Population Health Science will be an academic home for faculty conducting methodologically oriented research in disciplines related to population health. Research activities encompass discovery of new knowledge about determinants of health and disease. Faculty will capitalize on Utah’s world-class data resources and expertise in data processing and analysis. In addition to biostatistics, excellent opportunities are available for collaborative research in human genetics, genomics, epidemiological studies, systems biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

A PhD in biostatistics or a related discipline is required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative cancer-related research. Post-doctoral training and/or experience is desired.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link:

For questions regarding this position, please email:

Cover Letter may be addressed to:
Ken Boucher, PhD
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112-5550

Faculty Position – Cancer Population Sciences

The Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, Tenure Track. We are seeking genetic/molecular epidemiologists with a strong research program in cancer.

The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and to allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and impact as well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and service. HCI has undergone a major expansion which includes a new research building, and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research. We seek researchers with interests in cancer prevention, treatment, or survivorship or in basic mechanistic studies in the genetics, biochemistry or biology of cancer as outlined below.

The University and HCI are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Using these data, researchers have identified several major cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma. Our integrated health system and our participation in the ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network) network of leading cancer centers, provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology, cancer biostatistics and research design and genomics/metabolomics/proteomics, including a comprehensive biospecimen repository. HCI and University of Utah Health provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see that enhance both discovery and translational science.

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop Disease Centers as a mechanism to enhance translational cancer research. Centers include Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Head & Neck Cancers, Hematologic Cancers, Melanoma, Neurologic Cancers, Sarcoma, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, Lung Cancers, and Women’s Cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these HCI Disease Centers, particularly prostate or hematologic cancers, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link:

Cover letter may be addressed to:
Dr. Jennifer Doherty
Search Committee Chair
Department of Population Sciences
Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

For any questions related to this posting, please email or call 801-587-0742.

HCI/Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) are seeking to recruit junior faculty with an interest in lymphoma. We are looking for a physician or physician-scientist with a dedication to clinical or clinical-translational research in an academic environment, a commitment to excellence and the desire to grow in a collegial team. The position will have a significant clinical service component, but otherwise will be tailored to the candidate’s specific career development plans.

Our Lymphoma Program serves as a tertiary referral center for lymphoma patients in the mountain west region of the United States. The Program has a strong focus on genetic, clinical and translational research, including the development of innovative approaches such as targeted and immunotherapies.

The University of Utah and HCI, the only NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Intermountain West, provide an outstanding environment for clinical, translational and basic research. State of the art resources are available on site from world-class transgenic and cellular therapy facilities, genome-wide scanning technologies, drug development platforms, pharmacology and toxicology. The scientific environment in the Division and the wider University is vibrant and extremely collaborative.

The successful candidate will hold MD, DO, or MD/PhD degrees and will be board-certified or board-eligible in hematology and/or oncology, and eligible for a Utah Medical License. Prior experience and training will ideally reflect a strong clinical and/or research interest in lymphoma, clinical excellence and a career in an academic environment. We are committed to fostering a stimulating and collegial work place and providing strong mentorship. Startup and compensation packages are competitive. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, increasingly diverse and family-friendly city, nestled against the mountains of the Wasatch Front, which provide world-class skiing, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Inquiries may be sent by email to:

Martha Glenn MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute

Michael Deininger MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute

Please apply online:

Recruitment is ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified.

HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah seeks a skilled and dynamic leader to serve as Senior Director of Population Sciences. Applications from established scientists or physician-scientists engaged in research in cancer epidemiology, particularly genetic and molecular epidemiology, cancer risk assessment, cancer prevention and control, behavior and communication, survivorship, health outcomes, and/or cancer health disparities and interventions (particularly related to rural/frontier populations) are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the ideal candidate would possess strong emotional intelligence, a service-style leadership approach, drive, appreciation for team science, and a willingness to engage in continuous learning and coaching. The HCI Senior Director of Population Science will report directly to the Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at HCI, and will have a key role in strategic development of the Cancer Center. The successful candidate will be appointed to an endowed professorship and will have the opportunity to lead during a period of extensive strategic expansion of HCI’s cancer population science efforts. The Senior Director of Population Sciences will lead the recruitment of new faculty with innovative and high impact cancer research programs.

This position requires exceptional leadership skills, the ability to attract national cancer research grants, demonstrated experience in development of multidisciplinary teams and successful mentoring of junior faculty. The HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences will also receive a faculty appointment in an appropriate department within the University of Utah, such as the Department of Population Health Sciences or the Department of Human Genetics, in alignment with expertise of the candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD, DrPH, or MD, with appropriate post-doctoral training in an area of Cancer Population Sciences. MD candidates who wish to actively practice must be board-certified and eligible to practice in Utah.
  2. Must have an established track record of scientific accomplishments with extramural peer-reviewed funding or senior experience in governmental or other agency focused on cancer population sciences.
  3. Must have demonstrated administrative and leadership experience.
  4. Must be eligible to work in United States.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities, and three references). Applications will be accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning immediately, until positions are filled or closed.

To apply online, please visit the following link:

Or, send to:
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550