ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR NOTICE OF FILING

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233568-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional
Department: DEPT-A5348



Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to focus on ultrasound physics. We seek an individual who has a particular interest in quantitative ultrasound research thematically focused on parameters derived from the backscattered echo signal, elasticity imaging techniques (in particular shear wave elasticity imaging), and molecular imaging with ultrasound. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with researchers in Medical Physics, in particular the Quantitative Ultrasound Lab, whose expertise in acoustics theory, experimental techniques, and development and calibration of phantoms for testing these techniques as a resource for scientific exploration with a broad range of potential applications.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. The Department of Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Medical Physics faculty research is broadly focused on using physical principles to improve our understanding of the biological basis of disease and health, improving our ability to non-invasively diagnosis disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions. Together with our clinical colleagues, we advance state-of-the-art patient care by developing, validating, and translating to the clinical environment novel imaging systems, minimally invasive, personalized treatments, and early treatment assessment.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) Teach and mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, especially those focused on ultrasound physics and medical imaging with nonionizing radiation, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in physics, medical physics, or a related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

We are seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in quantitative ultrasound research thematically focused on parameters derived from the backscattered echo signal, elasticity imaging techniques (in particular shear wave elasticity imaging), and molecular imaging with ultrasound.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a broad knowledge base in ultrasound physics and ultrasound imaging systems, including:
a. efficient methods for data acquisition using clinical imaging systems,
b. signal processing strategies for minimum bias and variance in power spectral estimation,
c. the approximations used in much of quantitative ultrasound, how those approximations are often violated, and strategies to test those approximations and mitigate their impact on parameter estimation,
d. extensive experience with relevant laboratory acoustics equipment for materials characterization,
e. basic methods for using ultrasound contrast agents including targeting for theranostics and molecular tagging for monitoring physiological function.

We will also consider applications from established Principle Investigators for the Associate Professor level. Candidates for Associate Professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment.

Additional Information:

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:
U.S Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: 404-893-0101, Fax: 404-893-4642

Department(s):

A534800-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MED PHYSICS/MED PHYSIC

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 27, 2021

Salary:

Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor requirement. See the job posting for more details.

Contact:

Timothy Hall
tjhall@wisc.edu
608-265-9459
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

233568-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Advertised: 20 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 May 2021 Central Daylight Time

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