The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, clinical track or tenure-track faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will join a dynamic oncology service comprised of two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist, as well as three oncology technicians and two veterinary assistants.
The oncology service practices out of a dedicated Medical Oncology Suite which includes a multipurpose treatment area, chemotherapy administration area, technician office, separate canine and feline wards, and a separate rounds/conference room. Daily activities of the service are supported by the Small Animal Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) - a modern facility completely equipped with all the resources and expertise (18 specialty services) needed to provide first class patient care, clinical research, and teaching. Radiology services include digital radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, 40 slice computerized tomography, and MRI. Radiation oncology is supported by a Varian Linear Accelerator and high-and low-dose radiotherapy facilities. The VMC has a comprehensive ICU with VECCS Level 1 Certification and four boarded criticalists; a minimally invasive procedures unit with expertise in endoscopy, laparoscopy, and stenting; a state-of-the-art physical therapy facility including hyperbaric oxygen therapy; and onsite stem cell development. Clinical services are supported by excellent clinical pathology and diagnostic pathology services. There is also an exotic animal and zoo service with high caseload that interfaces with the oncology group. A full time Veterinary Social Work program offers counseling services for clients, faculty, staff and students. Other support services include behavior and nutrition.
Knoxville is a beautiful and friendly place to live. It was recently named one of the country's Top 100 Best Places to Live by livability.com and one of Forbes Top 25 Best Bang for the Buck Cities, and is commonly known as the 'Most Dog Friendly City'. It is a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as a number of dog-friendly state parks and recreation areas. Outdoor recreational opportunities include but are not limited to hiking, biking, trail running, climbing and water sports. Knoxville also has a vibrant cultural downtown with excellent restaurants; bustling farmer's markets featuring locally grown organic produce, meats and crafts; live music of all genres, ballet, and theater; frequent art and cultural festivals; and men and women sporting events.
For additional information about our program, applicants are directed to visit the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine web site at: www.vet.utk.edu/
Requirements for the applicant include a DVM or equivalent degree, completion of a formal residency in medical oncology, and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology. Responsibilities of the faculty include clinical and didactic teaching of oncology to professional students, interns and residents; development of a basic science or clinical research program (tenure track); and participation in continuing education at the local and national level. Depending on level of experience, the candidate might have administrative responsibilities for the oncology service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Whittemore at (865)-974-8387 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified individuals are invited to submit an application consisting of 1) letter of professional goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names of three professional references.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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