City of Hope

Irell and Manella Visiting Professorship

City of Hope (COH)

Duarte, CA, United States

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment. Our Beckman Research Institute launched the biotech industry by creating the first human recombinant gene products, insulin and somatostatin. Humanized antibodies, now used in many cancer therapies, were also pioneered here.

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Job Title: Irell and Manella Visiting Professorship

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

The holder of the Visiting Professorship will be a prominent scientist and educator who teaches and mentors graduate students. As part of the position, s/he who will lead a specialized curriculum, and work with permanent faculty on a graduate student course (either an existing course and/or a new short course). In addition to teaching, s/he will contribute to the graduate school mission through participating in journal clubs, presenting seminars, and meeting informally with faculty and students. Collaboration with City of Hope faculty to conduct research in a laboratory is welcome.

Appointment – Process and Requirements

Please submit an application to Dr. Susan Neuhausen, the Director of Assessment and Development at Please include the following:

Describe what your interests are and what you hope to accomplish during your visit. Suggested topics are as follows:

1. Education:
a. Teaching, e.g., specific courses, journal clubs, lectures, and/or seminars
b. Mentoring of students and/or faculty
c. Specialized instruction, e.g., grant writing

2. Research:
a. Interaction—e.g., specific researcher and lab
b. Cancer Center program
c. Establish a collaboration and write a collaborative grant to continue after your return to your home institution

3. Additional goals

Also provide:
1. Your CV
2. Statement/description of research accomplishment and interest
3. Statement of teaching to include mentoring experience and effectiveness
4. Dates and duration of the visit
5. Names of referees that can speak to your teaching record and commitment to education
6. Special needs, if any

The applications will be reviewed by a committee and nominations will be approved by the Graduate Oversight Committee.

Compensation and Reimbursement

Compensation will be at the NIH salary cap. Round-trip airfare, transportation and short-term housing will be provided.

Note: Appointments are 3 to 6 months and are non-renewable. Applicants may apply again for appointments in future years.

The Visiting Professor is not an employee of the City of Hope. S/he will be paid monthly and reimbursements for expenses will be provided once the professorship has begun.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

The Visiting Professors are established scholars who hold a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent, hold an appointment comparable to that of an Irell and Manella Graduate School Faculty Member, and are, in most cases, on temporary leave from their universities or research centers.

Visiting Professors are in residence for up to 6 months and must serve an academic purpose for the graduate school. They may conduct research conceived and funded prior to coming to City of Hope. Collaborations with City of Hope faculty members should be established prior to their arrival at City of Hope.

Visiting Professors may not engage in patient care or clinical service.

An individual may not hold the Visiting Professorship if the individual holds any affiliation with City of Hope.

At the conclusion of the appointment, a final report is due to the Dean of the Graduate School documenting the salient points of her/his tenure in the program.

Note: During the Visiting Professorship appointment, individuals are bound by the rules and policies of the City of Hope, including but not limited to, those governing ownership of intellectual property rights, safety, and harassment. The Graduate School reserves the right to withdraw Visiting Professorship privileges and terminate the appointment without prior notice.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2020.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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Irell and Manella Visiting Professorship