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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH, is accepting applications for tenure-track / tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in any area of health disparities research.  Associate and Full Professor candidates must have a strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding, and Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate strong promise in these areas.  Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Sociology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology, Demography, Anthropology, Geography, Communications, or related field.

These positions are fully funded, with an obligation for only 40% extramural support following the third year of appointment.  Salary is extremely competitive and commensurate with experience.  MD Anderson offers very generous start-up packages and excellent benefits.  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer-related disparities with a particular focus on minority and underserved populations.

The Department of Health Disparities Research ( provides unusually rich opportunities for disparities research and an exceptional infrastructure.  Multidisciplinary opportunities in both community-based and clinical research are readily available.  The Department of Health Disparities Research currently comprises 9 faculty members and 1 joint faculty member.  The MD Anderson Cancer Center is located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.  Houston is a dynamic, multicultural city with a very affordable cost of living.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, email a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of current and proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to the search committee co-chairs:

Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, PhD 

Associate Professor and Deputy Department Chair

Department of Health Disparities Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Lorna H. McNeill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Health Disparities Research 

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

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