Assistant/Associate Professor of Medical Oncology

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 3, 2024

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Job Description:

The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for two full-time multi-track faculty positions in Medical Oncology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. These positions are focused on teaching and clinical service, but also provides opportunities to participate in clinical and bench-top research. Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in the professional curriculum and the supervision of medical oncology residents and interns. Participation in the clinical service in the UF Veterinary Hospital includes receiving and management of oncology cases, consultations with within the hospital and with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education.

The successful candidate will join a team of two other medical oncologists all of whom, are Diplomates of the ACVIM (Medical Oncology), one board certified radiation therapist (Diplomate of the ACVR), and three surgical oncologists, ACVS Fellow of Surgical Oncology, in a beautiful 100,000 square foot Small Animal Hospital (for a virtual tour see web link at:

Features of the hospital include a 1.5T MRI, helical CT, gamma camera, ten spacious O.Rs, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, state of the art laparoscopy/arthroscopy, interventional radiology suite, electrochemotherapy and a linear accelerator with cone beam CT, a multi-leaf collimator and stereotactic radiotherapy. Development of an independent or collaborative research program in an area of special interest is encouraged. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exists 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 a robust clinical trials service 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.

UF aspires to provide an exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential to preeminence and manifests through a community of students, faculty, and staff of diverse experiences and backgrounds. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable culture and employing a diverse community. UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners. At the University of Florida, we know that the quality of our life and the quality of our work are interdependent -- and, as such, we place a high value on the health and wellbeing of our faculty and staff as well as their families.

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications: None.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references online and to Dr. Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Oncology Service, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Paulo Vilar-Saavedra at 352-392-2235 or by e-mail Applications for requisition number 526549 and supporting documents must be submitted online.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the interview process will begin before the closing date.

Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to 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.

Health Assessment Required: Yes.