AST/ASO/FULL Professor in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 10, 2023

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Job Description:

The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, clinical or tenure track position (Assistant, Associate, or full Professor) in Radiation Oncology. Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in the professional curriculum as well supervising radiation rotations of medical oncology residents, interns and the surgical oncology fellow as part of their respective training programs. Participation in the clinical service in the UF Veterinary Hospital includes receiving and management of radiation oncology cases, consultations with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education.

The successful candidate will join a fully integrated oncology service consisting of three medical oncologists, one radiation oncologist, and two surgical oncologists. In addition, the oncology service has eight trainees, including residents (6), an intern (1), and a surgical oncology fellow (1). The UF Veterinary Hospital has a fully-staffed neurology service (three board certified neurologists), and radiology service (seven board certified radiologists) that work in tandem with the radiation oncology team. Features of the hospital include a 1.5T MRI (Toshiba Titan®), helical CT (Toshiba Prime®), gamma camera, ten operating rooms, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, state of the art laparoscopy/thoracoscopy and interventional radiology suite.

The radiation oncology service is equipped with a state-of-the-art EdgeÔ radiosurgery linear accelerator system from Varian, with 6MV photon and 6-20 MeV electron energies. Integrated features including a 6-degree of freedom couch (PerfectPitchÔ), a high definition 2.5 mm multi-leaf collimator (HD120Ô), and an advanced kV imaging system provide high-precision treatments. This system offers 2D kV-MV imaging, 3D CBCT, and a 4D CBCT with a respiratory gating package. Treatment planning is performed with most updated version of EclipseÔ software (Varian, v.16). Medical physics support is provided by the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Bova. The radiation oncology service is supported by one radiation oncology resident, one highly experienced certified radiation therapist, one radiation oncology technician, one anesthesia technician, and one veterinary assistant.

Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the UF College of Medicine (Shands Cancer Center) and McKnight Brain Institute (including Comparative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program). The oncology service also offers various studies and clinical trials and is a member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC). The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped comparative oncology research lab and be eligible to compete for competitive intramural and endowed research funds.

Expected Salary:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications: None
Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply for job number 523968 online in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online. Contact information and questions can be directed to Dr. Marilia Takada, Search Committee Chair (352-392-2235, [email protected]) or Dr. Caryn Plummer, Interim Department Chair (352-294-4411, [email protected]). Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. The review of applications will begin immediately.

Final candidates must provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes