Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Pennsylvania (US)
02 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of genetics and biology with a focus on cancer etiology and/or cancer genomics, inflammation, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches towards treatment of aerodigestive cancers. Particular areas of interest include genetics, tumor immunology or virology, bioinformatics and/or translational therapeutics.

Teaching responsibilities may include training of graduate students and post-doctoral investigators.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include building an independent research program in basic and/or translational studies in head and neck cancer. Candidate will be expected to develop interactions with investigators not only in the department, but within the greater cancer research environment at the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine. In particular, the candidate should have the vision and ability to effectively interact with clinicians to establish and foster translational research programs within their research discipline. Candidates with a keen interest in building interdisciplinary programs through interactions across the basic and clinical departments within the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as other Health related schools at the University of Pennsylvania, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery and Cancer Biology are among the leading departments in the nation, and is home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-class research in broad areas of cancer, virology and microbiome. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides intellectually vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary environment, with a wealth of cutting-edge research resources. The successful applicant will have a secondary appointment in the Department of Cancer Biology.

The ideal candidate should have completed advanced postdoctoral training or be an early career investigator with an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine. Key selection criteria will be in research excellence and originality of science.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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