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Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

July 27, 2020
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute seeks an outstanding public health research leader to serve as associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement (AD COE). This newly created leadership position will have a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department in a rank commensurate with experience, and this individual will have the opportunity to build and lead statewide efforts to better understand the burden of cancer in the state of Arkansas and to impact cancer outcomes by partnering with community stakeholders.

The AD COE is a senior leadership position within the Cancer Institute, reporting directly to the Cancer Institute director and working closely with other Cancer Institute senior leaders. This recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and a $10M annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation.

The ideal candidate will possess a track record of peer-reviewed research and publications focused on cancer control, cancer disparities, or social determinants of health among underserved and underrepresented minorities, rural or other special populations. Specific responsibilities of the AD COE include the following:

·         Works with the Cancer Institute director to set the strategic mission of the COE program

·         Builds a COE program within the Cancer Institute through their own research, recruitment and collaboration

·         Works with community and institutional stakeholders to identify opportunities to impact cancer outcomes across the state

·         Directs the development and maintenance of community relationships

·         Oversees statewide cancer education activities

·         Establishes and oversees the Cancer Institute community advisory board

·         Engages Cancer Institute members across research programs to target the cancer burden in Arkansas and  partners with them to facilitate community engaged research

·         Builds a COE office through hiring of staff and oversees its operations to ensure appropriate support of COE program activities

·         Represents COE research and activities in all NCI Cancer Center Support Grant related efforts

The successful candidate will join Arkansas’ premier cancer institute founded more than three decades ago. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans.

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest that includes a vision statement and 3 professional references directly to Jennifer Moulton at jamoulton@uams.edu. Application deadline is September 1, 2020.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must have a PhD, or equivalent and be able to work in a team environment. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.