Mississippi State University - Tenure or Clinical-Track Faculty Position in Diagnostic Imaging

Date Posted: 
July 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Diagnostic Imaging Position Announcement
Tenure-Track Faculty: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor or Clinical Track Faculty: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine has an immediate opening for a tenure track or clinical track faculty position in Diagnostic Imaging (rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).  Qualified candidates must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent).  Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology is preferred, but residency-trained individuals eligible for final certification examination will also be considered.  Consideration will also be given to candidates who are board certified by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging or those qualified for final certification.  Clinical competence in diagnostic imaging and demonstrated aptitude in teaching and research are required.  An advanced degree and experience in clinical research are desirable.  Salary and rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Teaching responsibilities involve didactic teaching and clinical training of professional students, technology students, interns, residents, and graduate students.  Service responsibilities involve operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Service in the AHC, rotating emergency duty, and consultation with private practitioners.  Clinical duties are shared with other faculty members and encompass digital radiography and fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, and MRI.  For the tenure track position, participation in the college’s continuing education and clinical research program is required, as is the development of a specific area of clinical and research focus and expertise.  External grant acquisition, manuscript publication, and supervision of postgraduate degree students and Diagnostic Imaging residents are expected and supported.

Small animal radiography is supported by a Quantum Q-Rad DRX Digital Radiography Unit and a VetVision MC 150-C unit with Fuji SmartCR.  Large animal radiography is supported by a Siemens Vertix unit and two portable x-ray units with Sound-Eklin MarkIIIG digital radiography.  We have a newly installed OEC 9600 C-Arm fluoroscopy unit.  Two ultrasound machines are available including a MyLab machine as well as a Toshiba Xario.  Our in house CT scanner is a 4-slice Toshiba Aquilion scanner.  A 64-slice GE Lightspeed scanner and a 3 Tesla GE Signa Excite MR unit are available through the Mississippi State University Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies.   We have a McKesson PACS with two radiologist work stations.

Mississippi State embraces the tradition of land-grant universities in its devotion to teaching, research, and service and is known as the “People’s University.”  It is the largest of the eight institutions in the state’s public university system with a 2012 fall enrollment of over 20,000.  Mississippi State University is listed by Forbes magazine among the nation’s 100 Best Buy Colleges.

Mississippi State University is located adjacent to Starkville, Mississippi, a growing college town with an abundance of places to see and things to do, such as SEC sporting events, outdoor recreation, rodeos, historical sites, festivals, museums and more.  Starkville also offers a wide range of shopping and dining options.  Starkville and MSU provide a family environment with no lack of southern hospitality.  Starkville is located approximately 3 hours from Memphis, 5 hours from New Orleans, 2 hours from Jackson, 2 hours from Birmingham, and 4 hours from Atlanta. 

Starkville has received recognition by several publications:

  • Starkville was named Mississippi’s Healthiest Hometown by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation (2011).
  • Ranked number 3 as a “university town that has its act together” in the 17-state southern region (Southern Business and Development)
  • Selected as one of the top 40 cities recognized as a “Smart Growth” city by a national EPA publication
  • Recognized as one of the most affordable and best value college towns in the nation (CNN.com, 2006) 

For more information, please visit the following sites:

www.msstate.edu
www.cvm.msstate.edu

www.starkville.org

www.cityofstarkville.org

Please send an application package consisting of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Ron McLaughlin, Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 6100, Mississippi State MS 39762-6100.  Candidates should also complete the Personal Data Information Form on-line (www.jobs.msstate.edu).  Thank you for your interest in this position.  The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

MSU-CVM is an AA/EOE