Faculty Diversity Program
Term Tenure/Tenure Track Research Faculty and Physician Scientist Opportunities
As one of the largest employers in the nation’s most diverse city, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to leading change within our walls and in our community through employee diversity and a comprehensive institutional effort to enable diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We seek to further highlight and celebrate our differences while fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment enhanced by a culture of trust, professionalism and accountability.
MD Anderson is seeking multiple term tenure/tenure-track assistant/associate/full professors to direct leading-edge basic, translational, clinical, population or data science research programs. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that includes women, racial and ethnic minorities, and others from populations historically underrepresented in biomedical and clinical sciences. As part of this effort, the Faculty Diversity Program (FDP), aims to recruit a diverse cohort of talented candidates, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
As the nation’s leading cancer center, MD Anderson is home to many of the top cancer researchers in diverse fields. The institution has established infrastructure and programs that fuel innovation and breakthroughs in support of its mission to eliminate cancer. Researchers at MD Anderson are empowered to conduct cross-disciplinary, collaborative science to accelerate discovery, including implementing speculative approaches that might yield radical innovation. The institution invested more than $900 million in research last year, and it has made significant investments for the future, including a new state-of-the-art research facility in the TMC3 life sciences complex.
Successful FDP candidates are expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program that complements existing research strengths at MD Anderson in the themes listed below. Competitive applications will describe a clear line of sight for their program to broaden multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations intended to improve cancer care and outcomes. Applicants are also asked to provide a one-page diversity statement that outlines the contributions to DEI they have made in their career and/or will make at MD Anderson. The statement should address: a) the candidate’s DEI knowledge, b) their past DEI activities, and c) their planned DEI activities. Examples of DEI activities include: research in health disparities, teaching, advising or mentoring, outreach and participation in programs & committees focused on enhancing DEI in the organization.
Interested applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and have at least two years of postdoctoral training with an exceptional publication record. For applications in research domains such as data science and modeling or data visualization, relevant and impactful experience will be prioritized over traditional length-of-training requirements.
MD Anderson provides competitive salaries and benefits, and laboratory startup packages. Eligible candidates will be encouraged to seek additional recruitment awards from the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Faculty can participate in and recruit from the outstanding training and mentoring programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson actively strives to create and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at every level.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief (maximum of three pages) research plan with identification of keywords from the themes below, diversity statement, three full-length research papers and contact information of individuals who will provide recommendation letters. Inclusion of up to three letters of recommendation and/or a cover letter to facilitate the initial evaluation process is recommended but not required. All items should be merged into a single PDF file and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no deadline to apply, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
Cancer Biology and Metastasis
Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
Cancer Prevention and Population-based Research
Data Science and Modeling
Dissemination and Implementation Science
Genome Biology and Medicine
Immunology and Immunotherapy
Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging
Single-cell ‘Omics’ Technologies
About MD Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990 and has ranked first 16 times in the last 19 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).
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