Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Geisel School of Medicine

Lebanon, NH, United States

The Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth seek outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position within the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Research Program of NCCC, one of 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Primary academic appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is anticipated, although primary appointment in other academic departments within the Geisel School of Medicine may be considered based on optimal alignment of the candidate’s research interests. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative research program in translational cancer research, focused on developing, validating, or advancing novel therapeutic strategies or drug targets for cancer in innovative, translationally relevant models. Individuals that use modern genomic, genetic, pharmacological, bioinformatic, or other innovative approaches to achieve these research goals are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates at senior ranks may also be considered.


Geisel and NCCC offer a dynamic and interactive environment, with a commitment to research excellence. Dartmouth is an R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification, and faculty members benefit from highly collaborative and collegial interactions across campus, inclusive of other departments at the Geisel School of Medicine, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. Expectations for teaching and mentoring are a critical part of this role, and individuals will be provided with such opportunities through membership in relevant PhD graduate programs (e.g., the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine the and/or the Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences. In addition to NCCC, candidates may benefit from interactions with four existing NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBREs) and Dartmouth’s SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute. A generous start-up package as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities will be provided. Successful candidates are expected to develop and advance an independent research program and participate in graduate student teaching.


Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and goals that emphasizes the clinical relevance of their research (not to exceed 3 pages), and a teaching statement to: http://apply.interfolio.com/59787, and ask three referees to provide letters of recommendation. Application review will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hours’ drive.


Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Application by members of any under-represented group is encouraged.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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