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Deputy Director - VCU

VCU Massey Cancer Center

October 26, 2021
Massey Cancer Center Deputy Director

The Massey Cancer Center (MCC), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center, invites candidates to apply for the position of Deputy Director, a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The purpose of the Deputy Director role is to serve as the second in command to the Center Director and to provide leadership and direction with other members of the senior leadership team for the Center. This is comprised of the Executive Committee for Massey Cancer Center (MCC) in the furtherance of the mission to improve the lives of all Virginians by delivering cutting-edge cancer care through patient-centered prevention and treatment; high-impact, innovative research; community input and engagement; and education and training of the next generation of researchers and healthcare professionals. The Deputy Director is charged with working with the Associate Directors, Program Leaders, Shared Resource Leaders and members to implement the strategic plans and facilitate the integration of basic, translational, clinical and cancer control research. The Deputy Director is responsible for identifying opportunities for strategic growth and development to facilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary cancer research so as to harness the considerable intellectual talent and scientific resources of VCU and focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem.

Virginia Commonwealth University is the largest university in Virginia and ranks among the top 100 universities in the country in sponsored research. Located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 32,000 students in 205 certificate and degree programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-five of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 15 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University compose the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more information, see The VCU Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center with Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and developing school of public health. The VCU Massey Cancer Center ( is an NCI-designated cancer center that hosts 1000-plus researchers conducting basic, population, translational and clinical cancer research. Massey is part of VCU Medical Center (, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, which provides state-of-the-art treatments and patient care, while educating workforce and advancing research. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Applicants must submit an application, diversity statement & CV at, position #F66830:

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.