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Open Rank Faculty Positions at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center

News Date: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 18:45

The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) of the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is seeking health behavior change researchers to join our growing program. We invite applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level who conduct research with a focus in one or more of the following general areas:

  • Tobacco use behavior and/or cessation using community-based, laboratory, mobile health, and/or clinical/intervention approaches with a particular focus on vulnerable populations of smokers (e.g., Socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural, racial/ethnic minority, American Indian, serious mental illness, LGBTQ, pregnant women)
  • Tobacco regulatory science
  • Multiple health behavior change interventions (e.g., smoking cessation, marijuana cessation, exercise/obesity) and/or longitudinal trajectories of health behavior change

These faculty positions are hard money, offer very competitive salaries and generous start-up and incentives packages. Rank to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful applicants at the Assistant Professor level will have a strong academic record, with evidence of scholarship and show strong potential for acquiring extramural funding. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a strong record of extramural funding. Application review will begin in October/November 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The OTRC ( provides an exceptional infrastructure for conducting multidisciplinary, community-based, laboratory, mobile health, and clinical research. Its research and community outreach activities impact the entire state, with a special focus on the underserved such as Oklahoma’s large American Indian, rural, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations that experience higher rates of tobacco use and dependence.

The NCI Designated SCC is Oklahoma’s only academic cancer center. With a well-developed and supportive infrastructure and over 200 members from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and several other entities, the SCC places a high priority on promoting translational research that moves research ideas into clinical applications.

Oklahoma City is the anchor of a rapidly growing, multicultural metropolitan area with a population of 1.3 million, over 300 days of sunshine annually, very affordable cost of living, excellent schools and a wide array of cultural amenities.

Applicants should provide electronic copies (only) of a cover letter (stating qualifications, synopsis of professional goals, research interests) and curriculum vitae to Michael Businelle, PhD at .

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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