Emory University Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in Atlanta, Georgia


The Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine (SOM) and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) invite applications for tenure track or tenured basic or translational science faculty positions at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, or FULL Professor level. The faculty will also be a member of Winship, Georgia’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Areas of research emphasis may include but are not restricted to studies of DNA repair and genetic instability in tumor cells, biological responses to ionizing radiation, epigenetic processes in tumorigenesis, the mechanisms and pathways of tumor development and metastasis, cancer stem cells, immune therapy, and animal model systems for tumorigenesis. Collaborations are anticipated with faculty in other basic science and clinical departments, as well as within Winship. Faculty members are expected to primarily conduct research supported by extramural grants. Competitive salary and start-up packages available commensurate with experience. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Junior faculty candidates should have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates for Associate and Full Professor should have extramurally funded research programs and a track record of excellent research accomplishments.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is an academic department within the SOM and is also an integral part of Winship. The department has three divisions, Clinical Affairs, Cancer Biology and Medical Physics, with a total of 37 faculty. The department has many active programs seeking to fulfill its three missions of providing outstanding patient- and family-centered medical care, educating the next generation of cancer caregivers and researchers, and executing paradigm-defining cancer research. The department has grown in its clinical, teaching, and research activities in the past decade and is currently ranked sixth in NIH funding among all radiation oncology departments within medical schools in the country (Blue Ridge 2017).

Clinical faculty in the department offer expertise unique within the state, including having the only radiation oncologists in the state of Georgia with a subspecialty focus and national recognition in disease sites including pediatric oncology, brain tumors, head and neck cancer, lymphoma, and lung cancer. Clinical care is provided at four radiation oncology sites in metro Atlanta. Additionally, the Emory Proton Therapy Center, a 5-room center featuring Varian ProBeam proton system, is expected to have clinical capability in late 2018.

Emory SOM faculty received $348 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2016, plus another $87.9 million in funds at other units in the health sciences center and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Ranked 16th nationally in total NIH dollars received among medical schools, Emory SOM is best known for its research in infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.

As Georgia’s first and only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and the subspecialties of cancer care and research throughout Emory University. To learn more about the Winship Cancer Institute, its research, outreach, clinical trials, and faculty and staff, visit.

Additional Details

Applicants are required to apply online in addition to sending their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contacts of three references to:

Walter J Curran, Jr, MD

Executive Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Lawrence W. Davis Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

c/o Pam Dilworth


Emory University

Department of Radiation Oncology

1365 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Job Number 15699

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Rad Onc: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with radioactive materials or devices., Working with animals.

Required Documents Cover letter, List of References, Research Statement

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