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Job Details

  • Requisition ID #: 31362
  • Job Category: Faculty - Research
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Faculty/Physician
  • Salary Grade:
  • Work Location: Clinical Cancer Center
  • Department: Cancer Center
  • Education: Doctorate Degree

Position Description:

The Froedtert Health Network (FHN), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center (CC) are launching a $20M transformational Population Sciences (PopSci) and Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Initiative in cancer research. This PopSci & COE Initiative will expand already robust PopSci and COE programs, which include a strong cadre of health care delivery, patient reported outcomes, biobehavioral oncology and survivorship researchers, as well as an expansive set of shared resources, including a regional Biorepository Core, GeoSpatial Epidemiology Core and a robust investigator initiated clinical trials pipeline with dedicated expertise in community based trials. As part of this PopSci and COE Initiative, MCW CC will seek the recruitment of 10 faculty within the next 3 years.

In this inaugural year, MCW CC invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with the long-term goal of developing novel population- and community-based approaches across the continuum of cancer care. Endowed chairs in PopSci & COE are available for qualified senior candidates with exceptional creativity and track record. Research areas of interest include epidemiology, behavioral and implementation sciences, survivorship, cancer disparities and health equity.  Targeted areas include, but are not restricted to social and molecular epidemiology, obesity, screening and early detection, HPV vaccine uptake, tobacco.    

MCW ( is the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin, a diverse region of 25 counties which include urban, African American, Latinx, Tribal and rural communities. Some of these communities are challenged by significant disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes. Our Community Outreach and Engagement efforts are guided by a conceptual framework grounded in equity and justice, a biology to policy perspective, and systems change thinking. We seek to build capacity, identify knowledge gaps and create feedback loops within and outside our institutions leading to transformed partnerships to co-develop, deliver, evaluate and disseminate relevant programming to eliminate cancer disparities and achieve health equity.

Cancer is the top strategic priority at MCW. The Cancer Center is comprised of more than 250 cancer research scientists and physicians at MCW, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Clement Zablocki VA Medical Cancer Center, Genome Sciences Precision Medicine Center, the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), and has an ambitious plan for growth, including achieving NCI-designation.   As one of the largest US metro areas without a designated cancer center, NCI designation of the MCW Cancer Center would have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of the people of Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.  


Preferred Schedule:
08:00 a to 4:30 p

Position Requirements:


Suitable candidates will have an Ph.D., M.D., or M.D/Ph.D. degrees. The level of academic appointments will be commensurate with experience, training, achievements and teaching activities. These positions provide attractive start-up packages and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with basic, translational, and clinical investigators. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate teaching, training, and mentorship.

Applicants should submit a single PDF containing:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research with a description of significant research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum)
  • Names of four (maximum of five) references
  • For inquiries, please contact Dr. Melinda Stolley, MCWCC Associate Director of PopSci and Chair, Recruitment Committee (  Site at:  The requisition ID is Job # XXXXX.  MCW is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The posting will remain open until filled.


    Located on the west side of beautiful Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, Milwaukee boasts some of the nation's largest summer festivals, a multi-cultural population rich in culinary and artistic tradition, a progressive downtown, and a multitude of outdoors recreation possibilities for all levels. Milwaukee has affordable housing of all types, excellent public and parochial schools, and minimal traffic. Neighborhoods are known for variety, character and housing architecture, together offering a superb quality of life.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.