Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Professor/Associate Professor (Translational Research Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research), Department of Surgery (SUR); AD-0601-00

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Bethesda, MD, United States

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation’s Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.


The USU Department of Surgery (SUR) invites applicants to apply for the position of Associate or Full Professor (Translational Research Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research), (tenure ineligible track). SUR supports the USU mission as the Nations Federal Health Sciences University, which is committed to excellence in Medicine and Public Health during Peace and War. SUR provides the Nation with surgeons dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and also with scientists who serve the common good. SUR serves the uniformed services and the Nation as the preeminent academic center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service and consultation in surgery, disaster medicine, mass casualty situations, and the logistics of surgical care.


Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Associate or Full Professor and as the Translational Research Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) in the Department of Surgery and as such is responsible for teaching research and administrative assignments. As Translational Research Director, CPDR the incumbent will serve as a national leader in translational research in human cancer, to include scientific disciplines of molecular and cell biology, immunology and immunotherapy, applied research in prostate cancer detection, prevention, treatment, and outcomes research.


He/she will maintain programmatic responsibility for the translational science conducted at the CPDR. Provide leadership to direct reports through pro-active performance management, mentoring and coaching. Ensure that technical and scientific integrity of the work conducted by direct reports is of the required standard and have the right technical skills to deliver the projects. Lead independent research tracks, seek and is successful in establishing a high level of grant support, and develop junior staff in successful grant development as well as support established funding of new platforms for CDPR.


As the leader for the translational science activities at CPDR, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing translational science strategies to support all ongoing scientific projects. Build and maintain effective, productive relationships and collaborations with key scientific leaders in prostate cancer and other genitourinary malignancies.


Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the planning and development of curriculum for the USU Department of Surgery; supervising medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral graduate assistants; serving as a primary research advisor to graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty; teaching novel research methodologies; serving as primary advisor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral assistants, to guide their academic training; conducting lectures in area of major expertise to the entire student body; preparing materials for presentation; providing daily supervision; reviewing student performance; and disseminating scientific findings through publications in high impact factor, peer-review journals. 


Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in cancer biology or a closely related field, or a M.D. degree from an accredited university or institution. 


This position requires: substantial experience in medical school teaching, educational administration personnel management, research and development, expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals appropriate to his/her research in Surgery; and active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Surgery. The incumbent must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Professor level in accordance with SoM and USU academic policies.


The following knowledge and/or experience is highly desirable: substantial knowledge of Federal and/or military medical organizations.


This appointment shall be as Associate or Full Professor and as the Translational Research Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR). The appointment as Associate or Full Professor shall be in the tenure ineligible track.

Assignment as Translational Research Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research is an administrative position assignment and is without tenure. The initial appointment as Translational Research Director, CPDR, will be for a five-year term and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. Assignment as Translational Research Director, CPDR, is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of his or her immediate supervisor(s) and may be relieved as Translational Research Director, CPDR, at any time.


Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position. 


Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.


U.S. Citizenship is required


Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application specifying the academic rank for which they are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement detailing academic and research interests and goals (up to 3 pages), up to 3 publications, and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of 3 references to:


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