University of Florida in Florida

Deadline September 30, 2014
Date Posted July 31, 2014

Job Description: Upon successful recruitment the candidate may be hired into a tenure track position or non-tenure track position. The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences invites applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, tenure track or clinical track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Surgical Oncology. Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction in the professional curriculum as well supervising oncology clinical rotations and the supervision 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 surgical oncology cases, consultations with practicing veterinarians, participating in the growth of this service and continuing education. The successful candidate will join a team of two (total) surgical oncologists and will be a part of the ACVS Fellowship Program in Surgical Oncology. UF is one of two recognized surgical oncology fellowship programs in the word. Our surgical oncology service is an integrated service. The successful candidate will work alongside three medical oncologists who are Diplomates of the ACVIM (Medical Oncology) as well as a radiation oncologist in a beautiful new 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 operating rooms, C-arm fluoroscopy, portable radiography, state of the art laparoscopy/thoracoscopy and a state of the art interventional radiology suite. The Oncology service is equipped with a Varian 21EX linear accelerator with 6MV photons and 6-20 MeV electrons, cone-beam CT, KV imaging, a 120 leaf multi-leaf collimator, framed and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery package, respiratory gating and a wide range of image guided therapies including IMRT. Development of an independent or collaborative research program in an area of surgical oncology is encouraged. Extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within the College and with the UF College of Medicine (Shands Cancer Center). 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.
Minimum Requirements: Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree, and be Diplomates or board-eligible in American College of Veterinary Surgeons, as well as being ACVS Fellows of Surgical Oncology (or eligible).
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