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Assistant/Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience and credentials

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Clinical Sciences

About the Department:

The successful candidate will join a clinical radiation oncology team including two ACVR-RO board-certified faculty and three residents in radiation oncology, supported by a consulting medical physicist, and support staff (five veterinary technicians and radiation therapists).

The radiation oncology service is located in the Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The center is equipped with a strontium probe, and Varian Novalis TX (with cone beam CT, high-definition MLC, CIVCO Protura robotic 6 degrees-of-freedom treatment couch, two Varian Eclipse treatment planning workstations, and a Varian ARIA record and verify system), capable of IMRT, IGRT, and stereotactic radiation therapy. Radiation planning is supported by a full diagnostic imaging suite, including CT and MRI. Each year, the service is responsible for primary receiving of over 300 new patient consultations and treats over 200 new patients. The service works closely with colleagues in Medical Oncology (four faculty, four residents, and one intern) and Soft Tissue/Oncologic Surgery (four faculty, five residents, and one intern).

Philanthropist Randall B. Terry, Jr. had a vision of a spacious and welcoming veterinary medical center that would be a national model of excellence. The goal was to ensure compassionate and leading-edge specialty health care for companion animals by surrounding a dedicated staff with advanced medical facilities and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies. At 110,000 square feet, the Terry Center is one of the nation’s largest veterinary hospitals. More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the Veterinary Hospital at NC State University is a major referral center for veterinarians throughout the Southeast. With a focus on patient care, client comfort, and staff efficiency, the Terry Center is designed to help clinicians exceed client and referring veterinarian expectations for state-of-the-art specialty healthcare. Our mission is to partner with veterinarians and provide excellent and compassionate medical care; advance the veterinary profession through medical innovation and clinical research, and prepare the next generation of veterinarians.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making the community a priority, and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

The individual in this tenure-track position will oversee radiation oncology clinical case management, provide high quality clinical and pre-clinical teaching, demonstrate research productivity through the procurement of external grant funding and the publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers, and participate in college and departmental committees. It is expected that the incumbent will develop an independent research program, with a focus in clinical, translational, and/or basic research in the cancer and/or radiation-related sciences.
Collaborative research opportunities exist within the NC State University Comparative Medicine Institute, as well as with neighboring institutions including UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Wake Forest University. Through the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology, NC State faculty are eligible for associate membership in the Duke Cancer Institute, which is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are also similar membership opportunities within the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

NC State is a member of the Comparative Oncology Research Consortium (CORC), with active participation in a variety of clinical trials. Clinical research efforts are well-supported by our Clinical Studies Core, which provides assistance in study design, coordination and implementation. In addition to clinical service and research, the successful candidate will also be responsible for participation in professional outreach, committee service, teaching, and curriculum development. Faculty radiation oncologists at NC State participate in resident training, and they also assist in teaching general oncology in the professional DVM curriculum, host an elective course in feline oncology, and support elective clinical rotations in radiation oncology for 4th year veterinary students. There are also opportunities for mentoring graduate students.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Requires Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), or an equivalent degree
  • Board certification or accepted credentials for board certification in Radiation Oncology required by start date

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
  • Aptitude for and desire to teach and mentor veterinary students and residents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and have graduate research training

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Eligibility for veterinary licensure (or faculty certificate) in the State of North Carolina.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter specifying research area of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Department ID:

195001 - Dept of Clinical Sciences


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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