Specific Title: Supportive Oncology/Palliative Care
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU Simon Cancer Center are announcing two tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Supportive Oncology/Palliative Care. Both clinicians and non-clinicians are encouraged to apply. All faculty will be expected to conduct high quality research. Clinical faculty would practice in the IU Simon Cancer Center. Faculty would be eligible for an Endowed Chair. The Supportive Oncology Program's mission is to advance the science and provide state of the art care to patients with cancer, including symptom management, decision making, communication, and end-of-life care. Candidates will have experience in patient-centered research, translational research, and/or implementation science. As one of the leading academic cancer research centers in the US, the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) is Indiana's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center that provides patient care and fosters multidisciplinary cancer research programs. The IUSCC puts significant resources into supporting research projects, developing faculty and expanding facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Active areas of research include cancer pain, including chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, cachexia, clinician/patient communication and patient reported outcomes.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
The IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family's relocation needs.
This position is ideal for a highly motivated and collaborative researcher or clinician/researcher with a track record of research excellence and funding in areas related to symptom management in cancer, palliative care, communication and decision making and/or psycho-oncology. Both clinicians and PhD-prepared non-clinicians are eligible to apply. The individual(s) selected for this position must also have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to upholding our core values including promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. Minimum qualifications include an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD (or equivalent). For clinician candidates, eligibility for licensure in Indiana is required.
Department Contact for Questions:
Alexia M. Torke, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University Associate Chief, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute Daniel F. Evans Center for Spiritual and Religious Values in Healthcare
OAA #: IUSM010942016
Internal Number: 10998
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.