Assistant or Associate Professor of Oncology

Sep 23, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant or Associate Professor of Oncology

Open Date:
Aug 13, 2020

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, clinical track or tenure-track faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  The successful applicant will join a dynamic oncology service comprised of two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist, as well as three oncology technicians and two veterinary assistants.

The oncology service practices out of a dedicated Medical Oncology Suite which includes a multipurpose treatment area, chemotherapy administration area, technician office, separate canine and feline wards, and a separate rounds/conference room.  Daily activities of the service are supported by the Small Animal Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) - a modern facility completely equipped with all the resources and expertise (18 specialty services) needed to provide first class patient care, clinical research, and teaching.  Radiology services include digital radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, 40 slice computerized tomography, and MRI.  Radiation oncology is supported by a Varian Linear Accelerator and high-and low-dose radiotherapy facilities.  The VMC has a comprehensive ICU with VECCS Level 1 Certification and four boarded criticalists; a minimally invasive procedures unit with expertise in endoscopy, laparoscopy, and stenting; a state-of-the-art physical therapy facility including hyperbaric oxygen therapy; and onsite stem cell development.  Clinical services are supported by excellent clinical pathology and diagnostic pathology services.  There is also an exotic animal and zoo service with high caseload that interfaces with the oncology group.  A full time Veterinary Social Work program offers counseling services for clients, faculty, staff and students.  Other support services include behavior and nutrition. 

Knoxville is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It was recently named one of the country’s Top 100 Best Places to Live by and one of Forbes Top 25 Best Bang for the Buck Cities, and is commonly known as the ‘Most Dog Friendly City’. It is a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include but are not limited to hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville also has a vibrant cultural downtown with excellent restaurants; bustling farmer’s markets featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and men and women sporting events. 

For additional information about our program, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at:


Requirements for the applicant include a DVM or equivalent degree, completion of a formal residency in medical oncology, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology.  Responsibilities of the faculty include clinical and didactic teaching of oncology to professional students, interns and residents; development of a basic science or clinical research program (tenure track); and participation in continuing education at the local and national level.  Depending on level of experience, the candidate might have administrative responsibilities for the oncology service. 

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For further information, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Whittemore at (865)-974-8387 or by email at [email protected].  Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of 1) letter of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names of three professional references.