The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee is inviting applications for a clinical or tenure-track faculty position in radiation oncology. The applicant must have a DVM or equivalent degree and specialty training in radiation oncology. Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in Radiology Oncology is preferred, but applicants that have completed residency training and whose credentials have been accepted by the ACVR also will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to add to the department’s reputation and make contributions to the teaching, service and research program of the College.
The successful applicant will join a team of 2 board certified medical oncologists. Two residents in medical oncology, three licensed veterinary technicians, and 2 veterinary assistants complete the oncology team. There is an excellent caseload with a wide spectrum of oncology cases. Radiation oncology facilities are housed within the Veterinary Medical Center and include a Varian Medical Systems Clinac iX Silhouette with 120- MLC linear accelerator. There is also Strontium – 90 therapy, IMRT (Intensity modulated radiation therapy) and record and verify Aria treatment.
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences has clinical specialists in internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, emergency/critical care, behavior, dentistry and nutrition. In addition, there is a physical therapy program and opportunities to work with the avian and zoological medicine service on oncology cases. There are excellent diagnostic imaging facilities that include on-site CT scanning, nuclear medicine, ultrasonography, MRI and off-site access to PET scanning to support the oncology program. The faculty promote excellence in patient care and teaching of both veterinary students and house officers. There are also two medical physicists who support the program.
The successful candidate will be expected to continue to develop and provide service in the radiation oncology sector of the oncology program. The candidate will have teaching responsibilities in the oncology course for pre-clinical veterinary students and in the clinical oncology student rotation. Opportunities for collaborative research and for the development of an independent research program are available. Expectations in this regard will depend on the candidate’s background as well as effort allocation determined by employment track. The successful candidate will participate in training of residents enrolled in an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine approved residency training program in oncology. There will be an opportunity to develop a residency program in radiation oncology.
The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to interface well with others in the oncology team and with clinical colleagues. Salary and rank will be dependent on qualifications and experience.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests as well as the names and addresses of three references to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/85555
Questions can be sent to:
Dr. Jonathan Abbott, Chair of the Search Committee