Assistant/Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

This position will be a special 12-month, non-tenure track appointment, at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology, within the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences of Colorado State University. The functional unit for the faculty member will be the Cancer/Radiobiology/Radiation Oncology section. The faculty member’s effort will be distributed as 50% service in Radiation Oncology, 25% research and 25% teaching.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized radiation oncology program that is affiliated with the Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC). The FACC sees more than 2000 new cancer patients each year and over 250 patients receive radiation therapy. The FACC includes over 80 faculty, residents, staff and graduate students in support of translational cancer research. The Radiation Oncology Program includes faculty positions in radiation oncology and medical physics, residents and support staff. The VTH also houses seven faculty diagnostic radiologists. ERHS’s program in cancer research provides outstanding training opportunities for graduate students, as well as excellent collaborative research opportunities.

The program is located in the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Resources include a state-of-the-art Varian Trilogy Linear accelerator with on-board-imaging and stereotactic radiation capabilities, sliding leaf IMRT delivery, respiratory gating and a Varian Eclipse treatment planning system. Additional equipment at the VTH includes an integrated PACS/RIS/HIS system with digital radiology, nuclear medicine Gamma cameras, a 1.5 T GE MRI and a Phillips TF Big Bore PET/CT.

The successful candidate will have clinical, teaching and research responsibilities. Every faculty member is expected to participate in professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The position is available immediately with a negotiable start date.

Required Job Qualifications

DVM, or equivalent degree.

ACVR board certified, or board eligible, in radiation oncology.

Preferred Job Qualifications

MS, PhD or other related research training.

Training in inverse treatment planning and stereotactic radiation therapy is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes your career goals, and contact information for three references that includes a phone number and email address. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Susan LaRue, Search Committee Chair, at . Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Karen Waldchen at .

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact

Dr. Susan LaRue,

Essential Duties

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Contribute lectures to DVM curriculum (140 students)
Contribute to resident/graduate courses (5-10 students) including ERHS-581 (Cancer Biology), ERHS-721 (Radiation Oncology), and Junior and Senior Practicum.

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with clinical or translational research as a radiation oncology consultant for various principal investigators in ERHS and Clinical Sciences.

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The clinical responsibilities will include rotating weeks as lead faculty member of the radiation oncology section. This includes student and resident teaching, and approving all technical aspects of the program (CT setups, Treatment Plans, Planning/Real Time matches, consulting with clients and coordinating with the other involved services. Resident training and participation in resident graduate committees is included in the clinical aspects of the position.

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