Oregon Health & Science University

Faculty Physician| Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology | Knight Cancer Institute
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, internal equity, and AAMC guidelines
Monday - Friday

Department Overview

The Knight Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and part of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), is currently hiring for Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track positions in the following areas of focus:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy (see Req ID 2023-23688 for more information and to apply)
  • Breast cancer (see Req ID 2022-18954 for more information and to apply)
  • CML, Leukemia, and MDS/MPN (see Req ID 2023-26872 for more information and to apply)
  • Gastrointesitnal (GI) cancer (see Req ID 2023-25988 for more information and to apply)
  • Head & Neck cancer (see Req ID 2023-26655 for more information and to apply)
  • Lymphoma (see Req ID 2023-23689 for more information and to apply)
  • Melanoma (see Req ID 2019-2121 for more information and to apply)
  • Myeloma (see Req ID 2021-9942 for more information and to apply)
  • Phase 1 trials (see Req ID 2023-25987 for more information and to apply)
  • Prostate/genitourinary cancer (see Req ID 2023-21860 for more information and to apply)
  • Sarcoma (see Req ID 2023-22882 for more information and to apply)
  • Thoracic malignancies

Leadership positions:

  • Chair of Breast Oncology, eligible for endowment (see Req ID 2021-8505 for more information)
  • Chair of Thoracic Malignancies/Lung Cancer, eligible for endowment (see Req ID 2021-8504 for more information)
  • Chair of GU Oncology, eligible for endowment (see Req ID 2023-25146 for more information)

These are outstanding career moves for candidates with a clinical and/or laboratory-based research focus and a strong record of external funding and publications.


The Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology currently has over 110 faculty and is comprised of programs in the general hematology, solid tumor oncology, bone marrow transplant & cellular therapy, hematological malignancies, and palliative medicine. The Division also oversees faculty in a number of community practices, known as Community Hematology and Oncology (CHO), and maintains a strong collaboration with the VA Medical Center, linked to the main campus by a skybridge.  Our clinical practices enroll more than 5,000 new patients each year.


The Division, the largest component of the Knight Cancer Institute, has a goal of providing outstanding patient care, ensuring access to high quality clinical and translational clinical trials, and integration of basic research. The Division has grown significantly over the past decade, and significant growth is projected.


The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute offers unprecedented resources to transform cancer early detection, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment, supported by the successful conclusion of a $1 billion fundraising campaign completed in 2015. Known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine and early detection, the Knight Cancer Institute creates an environment that encourages visionary leadership and dedicated teamwork in support of ending cancer as we know it.  The Knight’s vision is a world freed from the burden of cancer, and our guiding principles remind us we are a bold, supportive, and connected team.


Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, OHSU offers a highly collaborative atmosphere within a comprehensive health-care focused university with particular expertise in cancer, neurosciences, and cardiovascular medicine. Portland is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live, with easy access to a vibrant city, outdoor activities, and a world-renowned food scene. These opportunities offer a highly nurturing environment to grow professionally and personally. 

Function/Duties of Position

The duties of these faculty clinician positions are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and may include:

  • Participate in the education of medical students and house staff in accordance with assignments to the department by the Curriculum Committee and Chair
  • Care of patients with hematologic and oncologic disease
  • Establish and maintain a program of scholarly activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes,
  • Participate in administrative committees and councils of OHSU as approved by the Chair and Division Head
  • Engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups with knowledge and consent of the Chair and Division Head

It is anticipated a clinical faculty position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching Research/Academic, and Service. Academic rank will be based on qualifications.

Required Qualifications

  • MD or MD/PhD
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Oregon
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board eligible/certified in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology
  • Demonstrated background, focus, and drive to excel, as well as the desire to deliver the best care possible to cancer patient in a clinical research environment
  • Proven track record of teaching, basic, clinical or population research and excellent patient care

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • History of success in obtaining extramural funds for clinical trials and/or basic science research

Additional Details

To apply, submit an application with CV and cover letter indicating the position to which you are applying (area of focus). 


For information about any of the clinical faculty positions listed, please contact: 

Sarah Perry, HR Associate at perrsa@ohsu.edu. 


Please note: All OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both doses of a two-dose, or one dose of a single-dose, FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. If you apply for and are offered a position, you must be fully vaccinated prior to starting work.


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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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