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Tenure Track Faculty Position: Symptom Science/Oncology Focus

Application Window

Open date: March 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Oct 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Tenure Track Faculty Position: Symptom Science/Oncology Focus

Background: As a premier public university and a national and global leader in the preparation of nurse scientists, the UCSF School of Nursing is committed to advancing scholarship and teaching in symptom science in the oncology population. Symptom science is one of the signature research themes of our school, as identified in our strategic plan. It is closely tied to UCSF’s PRIDE Values (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence). Our program of research in symptom science in the oncology population has a long track record of leadership at the local/regional, national, and international levels. As part of our commitment to continuing excellence in this area through succession planning we seek applications from early-stage researchers.

Position Description: Major responsibilities include: develop a signature program of research in symptom science in the oncology population; provide thought leadership in the advancement of symptom science; collaborate with trainees and faculty colleagues who share an interest in symptom science; participate in the development and delivery of curricula that will advance symptom science; and participate in our community as a leader and advocate for symptom science.

Selected candidates will be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor in the Ladder Ranked (tenure-earning) series.

Required Qualifications:

• PhD in Nursing or related field
• Demonstrated success in, or potential for, the development of a funded program of scholarship
• Active, or eligible for, unencumbered RN licensure issued by CA BRN

Preferred Qualifications:

• Post-doctoral training in symptom science research
• Experience with multidisciplinary research teams
• Experience teaching at the graduate level (Master’s degree or higher degree)
• Demonstrated teaching excellence
• Demonstrated expertise in teaching, mentoring and/or research that addresses the symptom experience of individuals living with cancer.
• Experience designing and developing online nursing coursework
• Strong communication, writing, problem solving and interpersonal abilities
• Experience working with underserved and diverse populations
• Experience working with biomarkers

Job location
San Francisco, CA

Required documents
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity
• Up to three relevant publications

3 references required (contact information only). Letters of references will be requested at a later date for finalists.

Contact: For further information, please contact:

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Please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $90,500 - $140,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Publications - Up to three relevant publications

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA