Assistant/Associate Professor in Cancer Biology

Indiana University School of Medicine


  Assistant/Associate Professor in Cancer Biology
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Bloomington (MSCI)
Campus IU School of Medicine Bloomington
Position Summary
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)–Bloomington ( invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position in Cancer Biology. We seek applicants in all areas of Cancer Biology who are using innovative approaches to investigate molecular mechanisms underpinning cancer and/or focusing on therapeutic development. A new faculty member will join a collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in cancer stem cells, the tumor microenvironment, cancer epigenetics, and the regulation of gene expression within various cancer models including breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancers.
The applicant will be joining a dynamic team of basic and translational researchers on the IU School of Medicine Bloomington campus. This group maintains close connections with the clinical research teams at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) in Indianapolis ( as well as with the Bloomington-based faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry). The successful candidate will enjoy recently renovated laboratory space with outstanding core facilities (genomics, microscopy/imaging, major animal facilities, chemical biology and others), and access to a large cancer tissue and data repository. A competitive salary and start-up package will be offered, commensurate with experience.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of more than 2,900 full-time members and over 3,700 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.

IUSM-Bloomington fosters strong collaboration among investigators through centers, institutes, and groups that reach across departments, schools, and campuses. The research interests of its faculty are broad and include molecular and cellular biology, genetics and epigenetics, cancer biology, and medical education. With a shared interest in understanding the relationship between structure and function in health and human disease, these groups provide research opportunities for undergraduates, medical and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.
Basic Qualifications
• Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. Ph.D. degree in an appropriate discipline, or MD/DO, or equivalent
• A strong publication record in cancer research
• Demonstration of motivation to develop an internationally competitive, and externally funded research program in the field of Cancer Biology
• Senior candidates are expected to have a demonstrated track record of external funding
Department Contact for Questions
Dr. Kenneth Nephew
Expected Start Date 07/01/2023
OAA # IUSM-01483-2022

Supplemental Questions

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  1. *How did you hear about this position?
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    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
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    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
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  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Paper/Publication/Writing Sample
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents