Asst/Assoc Professor of Radiation Oncology

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Radiation Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Academic rank is open and dependent on qualifications of the candidate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a multi-disciplinary team in a new Animal Cancer Care and Research Center (ACCRC) that will be located within the Virginia Tech's Health Sciences and Technology (HST) building in Roanoke, VA. This new research facility will be located immediately adjacent to Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. This center will embrace a true one-health concept using research and application of advanced technology as the nexus between human and veterinary medicine. This center represents a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The oncology service will be moved from Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg to the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke to take advantage of this collaboration and build on Virginia Tech's research strengths in neuro-oncology and oncology. This program will distinguish itself nationally by creating a truly integrative environment for cancer research with a defined niche on cancers of the brain (primary and secondary) and other types of cancers afflicting humans and companion animals. The successful candidate will join a team of 2 medical oncologists and 3 neurologists. A 3rd medical oncologist and dedicated surgeon are planned with the opening of the new facility. Roanoke is the largest city in Southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia Tech's main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with WiFi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. The ACCRC will be to serve as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. The ACCRC will contain a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian TrueBeam) with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Other technologies that will be available include CT, PET/MR, high field strength MR and an adjacent medical cyclotron.

-The primary job responsibility will be to establish a collaborative research program with a focus on clinical research/clinical trials.
-It would be expected for the successful candidate to provide crucial input in the establishment and clinical function of the radiation oncology service to the ACCRC.
-Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
-Teaching responsibilities could include participation in didactic instruction in radiation oncology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
-The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

Rank and Salary:
-Rank and salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent foreign degree by appointment start date
Must have completed a radiation oncology residency, and have achieved diplomate status or be eligible to sit for board certification examination with the ACVR by position start date.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal interactions.
Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by appointment start date.
Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Strong research interest is required.

Preferred Qualifications

-Double-boarded in radiation oncology/radiology or radiation oncology/medical oncology.
-An ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department.
-Applicants with advanced degrees and research experience are preferred.

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Review Date

October 2, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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Advertised: August 28, 2020
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