Faculty Membership

At the Institute for Cancer Research, we bring together experts across disciplines to defeat cancer. We invite new faculty to apply to join us in collaborative cancer research.

Selection of members for the center’s programs is one of the most critical decisions made by leadership. Functional and productive programs select individuals for their scientific excellence and, just as importantly, for their commitment to work together to further the scientific goals of the institute. The expectation is that members will have peer-reviewed, funded research programs; however, in cases where unfunded members make significant contributions to the research objectives of the institute, their roles will be carefully described. 

Collaborators from other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers or research institutions may be institute program members. The funded research projects of these members do not count toward the funding base of the program or the institute, but publications arising from these projects may be counted toward the overall productivity of the program for which they are assigned. 

All membership categories require academic appointments: Research (must demonstrate independent research), clinical or tenure track at Purdue University or from a member at an NCI-designated cancer center. 

Membership Guidelines

Membership Application Portal

For questions about membership, please contact Managing Director Doug Cuttell.