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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology

University of Illinois
61802, Urbana
Based on Applicants Experience
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2023

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3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802-6178

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)

REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent and have completed a residency program in Medical Oncology. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or credentials acceptable by ACVIM for board eligibility is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a successful track record in scholarly productivity, and/or individuals who are actively engaged or have completed a Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent research training program. Desirable candidates are expected to successfully balance the tripartite mission, and preference will be given to candidates with existing evidence or promise to excel in the arena of discovery and research. We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player who is highly motivated to join a growing Integrated Oncology Program, merging all facets of Oncology (Medical, Surgical, and Radiation disciplines). Candidates should be interested in developing productive research, service, and/or teaching programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus involved in basic and clinical science cancer investigations. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career at the University of Illinois, with the abundance of resources available on campus, including The Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center (, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (, The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (, and The ACES Research Academy, designed to support junior faculty members during their early career development (

DUTIES: The Integrated Oncology Program and Clinical Service at the University of Illinois is a vibrant, nationally recognized specialty medicine service with strong translational research accomplishments. Through infrastructural and philosophical support provided by the College of Veterinary Medicine, it is expected that expanding the Integrated Oncology Program through the conductance of translational relevant research and discovery will serve to further fortify the college’s tradition of having an outstanding track record in comparative oncology research, teaching and clinical service. In conjunction with existing faculty members in Medical and Radiation Oncology, the successful candidate will actively contribute to the further development a full-service Integrated Oncology Program that provides clinical service, as well as clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, residents, and interns. The Integrated Oncology Program at Illinois is currently supported by three dedicated veterinary technicians, one dedicated clinical trial technician, four medical oncology residents, and an oncology dedicated clinical trial intern. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in clinical and/or basic research projects, either through independent or collaborative efforts with colleagues in the Department, College, and main campus.

Our campus has faculty with expertise in diverse cancer-related areas, including advanced imaging technologies, nanoscale devices, and innovative drug development. Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s career goals, academic aspirations, discovery proclivity, and the needs of the department. The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is well suited to support the continued growth of the Integrated Oncology Program, by virtue of its commitment to state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities delivering radiation therapy (5 million dollar investment), as well as the comprehensive resources relevant to oncology, as highlighted by the Integrated Sciences Health Initiative ( and Cancer Community at Illinois (

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine has an innovative professional veterinary curriculum and is also focusing on expanding integration of clinical, applied and basic research efforts across the College and University. A motivated candidate will find many opportunities to build a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities. The faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. Faculty conduct discovery, instruction, and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber animals, exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.

PERSONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, low cost of living, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

CLOSING DATE: To receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by June 1, 2023. The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are encouraged prior to the close date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until suitable candidates are identified for the position.

SALARY: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

STARTING DATE: Anticipated starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including your letter of interest, resume, and names and email contact information for at least three references by June 1, 2023. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr. Kim Selting (Chair of the search committee)

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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