Clinical Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging (65055)
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, is seeking applications for a part time (0.25 to 0.50 full time equivalent) clinical track Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging. The successful candidate will be part of one of the largest Diagnostic Imaging Services at an academic institution, joining 6 other faculty at a top 10 College of Veterinary Medicine. The primary focus of this position will be in clinical teaching of Diagnostic imaging to veterinary students, interns and residents, with approximately 75% to 80% of time being spent in hands on clinical work at the UF Veterinary Hospital. Development of the candidate’s area of clinical investigation and publication is strongly encouraged. The working environment is supportive and cordial with established mentorship for new faculty.
Equipment and caseload: Approximately 15,000 small animals/exotics and 1,500 large animals are imaged annually. The beautiful, 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital is a must see. The Large Animal Hospital includes a dedicated Lameness and Imaging faculty and staff, with a new, state-of-the-art Lameness Arena. The service is completely digital, using Fuji Synapse RIS for scheduling and reporting, and Merge PACS for image storage and retrieval. The large and freshly remodeled reading room houses 7 diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 2-4 high-definition gray scale diagnostic imaging monitors per station. In addition, 3 diagnostic imaging workstations are located in the Ultrasound suite and 2 diagnostic imaging workstations are located near MRI and the large animal radiographic quality control area for diagnostic review, reporting and consultation.
Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 4 digital radiographic suites, 3 of which have an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, all equipped with Canon DR imaging plates, a radiographic suite in the Emergency Room, which also has an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, and a Cannon DR imaging plate and a traditional, small animal radiographic suite in the Primary Care Service with a Sedecal DR imaging plate as well as a portable Sedecal DR unit with a Cannon DR imaging plate in the Small Animal OR.
The Ultrasound suite is expansive and newly remodeled, with 4 Ultrasound machines including a Phillips Epiq 5 ultrasound unit with strain elastography and 5 transducers including a linear transducer with 18 MHz imaging frequency, a Samsung RS85 ultrasound unit with strain and shear wave elastography, microvascular flow and CT fusion imaging, and a Samsung RS80A with Prestige, with nine transducers shared between the two Samsung machines, as well as a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers including a small intraoperative linear probe with 17 MHz imaging,
Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 2 digital radiographic suites with Canon DR imaging plates, one of which is wireless.
The hospital is fully equipped for advance imaging with a Toshiba Titan® 1.5 T 16 channel MR unit equipped for both small and large animal examinations; a 160 slice Toshiba Prime® CT equipped for both small and large animal examinations; an MiE Scintron IV nuclear scintigraphy unit; and a must see, state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm.
Current Faculty and Staff: Currently our team consists of an energetic and innovative group of 6 board-certified radiologists (equating to 5 FTE), 7 radiology residents and 10 full time veterinary and human technologists, 4 veterinary assistants, and one full time administrative assistant that support the imaging services. The radiology department is a team-oriented section that is excited about any further development of diagnostic imaging in collaboration with the talents, experience and ideas of the new faculty member. Residents are provided teleradiology support for all after-hours radiographic interpretation, and two residents, including one more experienced resident, are on call for after-hours Ultrasound examinations.
Collaborative opportunities: The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute houses multiple high field strength MR (3T, 4.7T, 7.0T and 11T; http://www.mbi.ufl.edu) units where collaborative research programs can be developed. Other collaborative opportunities exist within the UF | Health Science Center (Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Applied Health Sciences), that is located two blocks from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have completed residency training at an ACVR accredited program.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online for job number 65055. Upload a current curriculum vitae, letter of application, & contact information for three individuals willing to write in support of their application. Search Committee Chair is Dr. Erin Porter, Search Committee Chair, (email: [email protected]). Inquiries regarding the position should be directed towards Dr. Erin Porter, Search Committee Chair, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100126, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126; phone 352-294-4335, however, applications must be submitted online. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.. The starting date and salary will be negotiable.
Final candidate will be required to provide 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 National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an 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.