Associate Professor - Radiation Oncology, Memphis - 210000010A
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) invites applications for a tenure or non-tenure-track faculty position to lead the Neuro-Oncology Radiotherapy Service. Secondary coverage and leadership in the Head & Neck Radiotherapy Service would be advantageous. The successful candidate will provide clinical services and will be expected to lead investigator-initiated trials and/or conduct translational research. Rank, tenure-status, and compensation are contingent upon experience.
Candidates must have an MD, be board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology, and be eligible for a Tennessee medical license.
Applicants with an interest in resident education are strongly encouraged to apply; formal leadership opportunities in both education and clinical research administration are available.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The Department serves as the sole academic specialty referral center for Radiation Oncology in the Mid-South and Upper Mississippi River Delta regions. We have taken a leadership role in developing a planned NCI-designated Cancer Center at the UTHSC College of Medicine. Our technology, talent, and programmatic direction are purely top-tier. This position affords leadership opportunities to expand our clinical network and provider partnerships throughout the full Mid-South region. Newly acquired resources include matched SBRT-enabled Elekta Versa HD linacs with 6D robotic tables, state-of-the-art high-volume brachytherapy (with in-department procedural suites), and PET/MRI/Spectral CT simulation scanners for advanced image-based treatment planning. We will be installing one of the very first Elekta Unity MR-linacs in the United States and we will be a member of the founding international research consortium for this platform. The development of novel online adaptive radiosurgery techniques will be a focus of the Department. We are building out in-house informatics and data science expertise, with a focus on cancer disparities, patient-focused treatment quality, and continuous process improvement. We are growing alongside rapidly expanding Surgical, Medical, and Oncology teams led by international-level specialists, and we have access to world-class cancer genomics and preclinical small animal radiotherapy research platforms. The successful applicant will have opportunities for translational research, professional development, national-level networking, and immediate, consequential leadership.
About Our Home:
Memphis is one of the most vibrant, rapidly up-and-coming cities in the U.S., with numerous billion-dollar development investments currently underway, including a complete reinvention of the city's historic waterfront along the Mississippi River. Our Center is located in the heart of Memphis' Medical District, which is in the process of rapid modernization, including a new Methodist University Hospital (Shorb Tower) and UTHSC College of Medicine campus. Memphis is home to both St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (both are top-10 ranked in the U.S.), which we have a formal relationship with. Memphis is one of the few American cities where you can still "have it all": affordable homes, beautiful historic neighborhoods, outstanding schools, a thriving and upbeat downtown, and a music & food scene that tourists from around the world travel to experience. We are excited to share the sights and soul of our home with you!
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Radiation Oncology
Job Posting Jun 8, 2021, 4:12:51 PM
Internal Number: 210000010A
About UT Health Science Center
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