University of Georgia - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Radiation Oncology

Date Posted: 
May 15, 2013 - August 13, 2013

Contact Information: Dr. Steve Holladay, Head, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA, 30602. Dr. Holladay may be contacted via email at sdholl@uga.edu.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Radiation Oncology. The Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia, is actively seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Radiation Oncology at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

Candidates must be veterinarians with advanced training in radiation oncology. Board certification or having completed an approved residency of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in radiation oncology is required. Salary and entry rank will be commensurate with experience level. The successful candidate will join an integrated Oncology service of three board-certified medical oncologists, two medical oncology residents, one oncology specialty intern, and four technicians, two of whom are trained in and dedicated to radiation oncology.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s radiotherapy facility includes a 6 MV Siemens MD2 linear accelerator equipped with a 58-leaf multileaf collimator and electron beam capabilities (5-14 MeV). Three-dimensional and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) planning is performed using Varian’s Eclipse planning software (version 10). Record and verify capabilities are provided by ARIA, integrated with the Eclipse package. A consulting medical physicist supports the program. Other radiotherapy services include strontium-90 plesiotherapy and feline radioiodine therapy. On-site imaging modalities provided by the Diagnostic Imaging service include CT, 1.5 Tesla MRI, digital radiography, ultrasound, and nuclear scintigraphy. Access to a 3 Tesla MRI is available at the neighboring Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. Responsibilities include clinical service, research, and teaching.

Faculty assignments will be based on the interests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of the Oncology Program. The Oncology group has active programs in both clinical and basic research. Current research endeavors within the College include partnerships with researchers from the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, Infectious Diseases, Pathology, and Large Animal Medicine. Additional collaborative efforts with the Veterinary Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (VRTOG), the Clinical Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC), veterinary oncologists at other research institutions, Emory University School of Medicine, and Pharma are ongoing. The successful candidate will be welcomed to actively participate in these collaborative efforts or to establish an independent research program. Shared laboratory space and technical support are provided within the Department. The candidate will have access to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s cesium-137 irradiator designed for biomedical research. The individual will be involved in didactic teaching and clinical training in radiation oncology of professional students, interns, and residents. An opportunity for the establishment of a radiation oncology residency program exists based on the interests of the faculty members.

The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history, and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre, and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average (http://www.bestplaces.net/city/georgia/athens-clarke_county). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional referees to: Dr. Steve Holladay, Head, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA, 30602. Dr. Holladay may be contacted via email at sdholl@uga.edu.

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications received by August 1, 2013 will be given full consideration. As required by University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to background investigation. The University is an AA/EO employer.