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Chair, Department of Epidemiology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas 77030
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The Department of Epidemiology in the Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences seeks a Department Chair to oversee all department functions and operations. A candidate must be recognized nationally and internationally for exceptional achievements in epidemiologic research (e.g. genetic epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, population health, computational epidemiology) with a distinguished record of achievements in competitive peer-reviewed research funding from the NIH or similar peer-reviewed funding agencies.

The Department of Epidemiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center promotes state-of-the-art research infrastructures and programs relevant to the etiology, prevention, and outcomes of cancer - in both clinic-based, as well as population-based contexts - with an emphasis on special and underserved populations.

The Chair will be responsible for all aspects of Department functions, including development of the research portfolio, participation in and coordination of inter-disciplinary research programs, mentoring of faculty and fellows, and supervision of departmental staff.  In addition to faculty development and education, the position also involves fiscal oversight, to include budgeting, grants management, and financial compliance.

The position provides an outstanding opportunity for an applicant who has established expertise in an academic environment that includes significant experience in research, administration and leadership. An applicant must have an exemplary record of high quality peer-reviewed publications and prior administrative and leadership experience in the development, implementation, and supervision of research infrastructures and programs, preferably within a major NCI-designated Cancer Center.

In addition, a candidate should have demonstrated leadership in dealing effectively with different stakeholders both within and outside their institution, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to optimize operations, and managing financial and human resources. MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourage women and minorities to apply.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and names of references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address the qualifications (3-5 pages) by May 1, 2017 to:


Epidemiology Chair Search Committee

Attention:Jennifer Anderson

Officeofthe Provostand EVP

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd–Unit 1492




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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