North Carolina State University - Assistant or Associate Professor of Radiology

Date Posted: 
February 22, 2013 - May 23, 2013

Contact Information: Questions can also be directed to Dr. Lola Hudson, Search Committee Chair, at lola_hudson@ncsu.edu.

Veterinary Radiologist
North Carolina State University

The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences invites applications for a state funded tenure track position in Radiology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The new faculty member will be expected to establish an independent research program, actively participate in the veterinary and graduate teaching programs, and provide clinical radiology services in the Veterinary Health Complex including the recently opened state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center.

A DVM or equivalent degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates who are board certified in radiology by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) but candidates who are board-eligible for the ACVR or ECVDI will also be considered.

Diagnostic imaging in the Veterinary Health Complex is extremely well equipped with 4 Canon digital radiographic systems (2 small animal, 2 equine), a digital RF room, a biplane cath lab, 2 GE Logic e9 ultrasound machines for small animal imaging, a Mylab 70 XVG for equine orthopedics and assorted portable equine ultrasound machines, an equine/small animal nuclear medicine suite using Mirage software, 2 Siemens CT machines, (16 slice for equine and 64 slice for small animal), and access to a fully appointed onsite Siemens 1.5 T MR small animal and equine suite owned by AnimalScan LLC. A fully integrated web based Radiology Information System (Empiric Systems/Fuji) and PACS (Amicas) allows for easy report generation and image distribution throughout the Teaching Hospital. The RIS and PACS are readily accessible from offsite. Philips, Siemens and Voxar workstations allow for sophisticated analysis of CT data.

There are 3 other full-time radiologists, 1 radiology instructor, 4 radiology residents, and 11 technologists and support staff. The 1-year radiology instructor position is typically filled by the individual completing the 3rd year of the NCSU radiology residency. The instructor provides independent clinical coverage and is allowed to focus on an area of interest to attain a higher level of expertise.

Current faculty radiologists are congenial and team-oriented and are excited about the prospects of furthering the development of imaging at NCSU in collaboration with the talents and ideas of a new faculty member. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a wonderful workplace with enthusiastic students, technologists and other faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care and to advance the knowledge base.

The radiology faculty is committed to making this position as flexible as possible to fit the desires of the successful applicant. Clinical service can be tailored to suit the interests of the faculty member. This could range from a majority of clinic time spent in diagnostic ultrasound to clinical coverage divided between modalities.

Excellent opportunities exist for independent or collaborative investigational activities and for innovations in teaching. Strong ties exist between the College and area medical schools. The NC State Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR) is located on the Veterinary Health Complex campus and provides excellent opportunities for participation in collaborative and translational research projects. These attributes should be of particular interest to faculty pursuing a tenure track career.

The Veterinary College at North Carolina State University is cognizant of the economic aspects associated with academic careers in veterinary medicine. An incentive plan has been developed that provides opportunity for innovative measures that can lead to salary supplementation and also provide benefits to the College.

North Carolina State University and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Research Triangle Park, containing numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is located within the Research Triangle formed by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, which are home to NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively. Raleigh is located in central North Carolina, and both coastal and mountain communities are within a few hours’ drive. The Triangle community is active and culturally diverse and is often cited as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. The quality of life in Central North Carolina is excellent, with many stimulating cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities.

Applications should include a current curriculum vita, a letter in which professional goals are outlined, and the names and addresses of three references. For additional information or to submit an application, please visit http://jobs.ncsu.edu and reference position 00001436. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Lola Hudson, Search Committee Chair, at lola_hudson@ncsu.edu. The committee hopes to identify candidates to invite for a visit to the campus by September 15, 2012, with a hiring date as soon as possible thereafter. The position will remain open until filled.

North Carolina State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In addition, North Carolina State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. For ADA accommodations please contact (919) 515-3148.