University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Cancer Biology Faculty Position

Department of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences

The University of Minnesota's (UMN) School of Dentistry and Masonic Cancer Center invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor level faculty position in cancer biology, with relevance to oral and/or head & neck cancers (e.g., oropharyngeal cancer). Ideal candidates will have a record of compelling research in cancer biology, high promise or demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding for their research, and complement existing strengths that allows contribution to interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer research teams. The successful candidate will join a large and vibrant cancer research community that is associated with the Masonic Cancer Center and the School of Dentistry, faculty in the Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the Institute for Molecular Virology. The Masonic Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and the treatment of cancer. Appointment at the Associate Professor rank will be considered for individuals with appropriate credentials. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position open until filled.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

The primary role of this new faculty position is to develop a cancer biology research program emphasizing oral and/or head & neck cancers, and to foster collaboration with other supportive fields. The successful candidate will maintain a peer-reviewed research program funded from federal and non-federal sources. Limited teaching and service will be expected.


  • PhD or equivalent degree.
  • 2-3 years relevant postdoctoral experience supporting development of a research program relevant to oropharyngeal cancer biology.
  • High promise or evidence of independent research funding from NIH or other national agency at the time of appointment.
  • Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experimental science background.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Ph.D. degree and research in oral cancer biology or related field.
  • Training or experience in head and neck cancer research.
  • Record of peer-reviewed research funding.

To be considered for this position, applicants will submit a cover letter stating their interest in this position, a current CV, a detailed statement of research and career goals, and contact information for three professional references. Go to: (Click on "External Applicants." In the Search Jobs field, enter 335920 to locate and apply for the position.)

Special Notice for COVID-19

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format until such a time that on-campus interviews are safe. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


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Last updated: 2020-11-23