Colorado State University - Large Animal Radiologist Faculty Position

Date Posted: 
February 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) is seeking a Veterinary Radiologist to join a collegial enthusiastic team of five faculty Radiologists at the Colorado State University (CSU) James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). This is a tenure-track position at an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level within the Diagnostic Imaging Section of the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS). Individuals applying for this position must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a diplomat or eligible to sit for the certification examination of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or an equivalent. The applicant should have expertise particularly in large animal radiology with training and interest in other imaging modalities. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant university and has over 25,000 students, including 135 students in each year of the Professional Veterinary Medicine (PVM) Program. Nearly 16,000 total diagnostic imaging procedures are performed annually and with a growing large animal imaging component. We have a robust equine ultrasound and radiology caseload and a consistently increasing equine MR, CT, and nuclear medicine caseload. Imaging services are managed via a Philips iSite PACS with a pending upgrade to Philips Intellispace, and Fuji Synapse RIS, formerly Empiric RIS system. We provide a complete array of hospital and research imaging services including Eklin digital and Agfa computed radiology (four small animal rooms and one large animal room, including Toshiba and Siemens digital fluoroscopy systems); ultrasound (Siemens Acuson Antares Premium Sonoline, Siemens Sonoline and GE logiq 9 for dedicated large animal imaging); nuclear medicine (including a Philips Gemini Time of Flight Big Bore 16 slice PET/CT scanner, and an Enhanced Technologies equine solid state digital Technicare Omega 500 gamma camera with Mirage software) as well as a dual head GE Millennium for small animal imaging; and a 1.5 Tesla GE Signa MRI scanner. A new Philips Veradius C-arm fluoroscopy and interventional suite will be installed in the near future to develop an interventional service. Our radiology personnel also includes 10 technologists, 3 administrative staff and a PACS administrator. An additional equine 1.0 Tesla Oni MRI is used in the Equine Orthopedic Center. Radiation oncology uses a state-of-the-art Varian Trilogy linear accelerator to perform stereotactic and intensity modulated radiation therapy.

The new faculty member’s duties will be distributed at approximately 50% large animal clinical service and 50% in teaching/research/committee service activities. Every faculty member participates in professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development. Diagnostic imaging clinical services and teaching will be shared with other faculty. The diagnostic imaging faculty members provide didactic, laboratory, and clinical diagnostic imaging instruction to diagnostic imaging, sports medicine and other clinical residents, professional veterinary students and graduate students in the PVM and residency curricula. Our section typically has 3-4 residents in an ACVR-approved 3 year residency training program.

The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct clinical investigation projects and scholarly endeavors that advance veterinary diagnostic imaging. There is a collaborative environment with other clinical services and clinicians with ample unique and exciting opportunities within our program including, for example, with the newly started sports medicine service, world renowned Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, and new regenerative medicine group. Additionally, our section’s imaging faculty members have active collaborations with oncologists of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, small animal orthopedists, medical and health physicists, and members of the CSU School of Biomedical Engineering. Our veterinary diagnostic imaging group also interacts with members of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in north Denver and our regional hospital’s radiology associates. There is a liberal outside consulting policy.

Fort Collins and the surrounding area along the Rocky Mountain Front Range is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are approximately 60 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, WY. Within an hour’s drive, a number of recreational activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding Rocky Mountains (e.g., camping, hiking, biking, downhill and cross country skiing, climbing, rafting). In 2006, Money Magazine named Fort Collins the “Best Place to Live” indicating that the city of 144,000 people offers a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness. The city and surrounding locales features miles of bicycle trails, plentiful parks and recreational areas and a wide variety of shopping. In the shadow of CSU, a number of community colleges and public schools create a rich academic environment. An outstanding medical community exists in the area. Poudre Valley Health Systems, including the main hospital in Fort Collins and a new neonatal, cardiac and trauma facility built nearby along the I-25 corridor, assures the continued excellence in medical treatment. Private industries located in the area include Hewlett Packard, Agilent, Hach Industries, Factual Data, Advanced Energy and Woodward.

Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae; a statement of professional goals, including research and teaching interests; and three references, including name, address, phone number, and email address.

*Please Note: There are (2) open positions – please refer to the other position description as well.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on March 24, 2014. All applications should be emailed to:
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Colorado State University
(970) 297-4253

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.