College of Veterinary Medicine: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Oncology (

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Jul 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL MEDICINE
Full-time, 100% (12-month basis) Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Oncology


SALARY: Commensurate with applicant's experience and qualifications.

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 academic/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 (http://biotech.illinois.edu/), The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (http://beckman.illinois.edu), The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (http://igb.illinois.edu), and The ACES Research Academy, designed to support junior faculty members during their early career development (http://research.aces.illinois.edu/research/academy).

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 (http://healthinitiative.illinois.edu/program-areas/cancer-community-illinois) and Cancer Community at Illinois (http://cancer.illinois.edu/).

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. This is an ideal environment for building basic, translational and clinical research excellence in the biomedical sciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests. Current faculty are actively engaged in veterinary education and research. There are NIH-funded research programs, notably in the areas of reproductive biology and toxicology, oncology, stem cell therapy, and viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infectious disease. Residency programs encompass most veterinary clinical specialties. As part of the flagship campus of the University of Illinois, faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering (http://bioengineering.illinois.edu), on newly emerging solutions to the world's health problems (http://healthinitiative.illinois.edu) and a new engineering-driven Carle Hospital-Illinois College of Medicine (http://medicine.illinois.edu). Faculty also provide extensive service to professional organizations and specialty colleges, federal research review boards, college and university governance, and public education venues. The College maintains a full-service 230,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hospital for farm, companion, and exotic animals that supports, engages, and advances the teaching and research activities of the college. The diagnostic imaging modalities available in the hospital include a GE Lightspeed 16 slice CT with anticipation to upgrade to a 128 slice CT, and a current Magnetic Resonance Imaging upgrade to a Siemens 3T Skyra MRI. Advanced and complementary imaging systems are also available at the Biomedical Imaging Center, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

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 August 1, 2018. 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.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please create your candidate profile through http://go.illinois.edu/Medical_Oncology. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, a copy of your DVM certificate, and names and email contact information for three references by August 1, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr. Heidi Phillips, Chair of the search committee, philli@illinois.edu or existing Integrated Oncology Program members including Drs. Timothy M. Fan, Laura Garrett, and Kimberly Selting at (t-fan@illinois.edu; garrett1@illinois.edu; and seltingk@illinois.edu), respectively.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Oncology (99036)
Open Date: 07/05/2018
Organization Name: Vet Clinical Medicine

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