Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Medical Imaging (Tenure Track)
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The University of Minnesota, USA
Position: The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for a tenure track full time (100% appointment) faculty position in Medical Imaging at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
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Job Description: This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a collaborative, multi-specialty teaching hospital including access to state-of-the art advanced imaging equipment, experienced support staff, and collegial colleagues. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, cohesive, patient-care oriented radiology team composed of three ACVR board certified radiologists (one tenure track, two contract track), three imaging residents, eight dedicated imaging technicians, a PACS administrator, and an office administrator. The hospital is well equipped with an on-site GE Signa HDx 3.0T MRI; Toshiba 64-slice spiral CT; Kodak CR (small and large animal), Vet Ray DR (small animal), and Eklin and VetRocket DR (Equine); Toshiba Aplio 500, and 2 Samsung Ultrasound units (one unit equipped with elastography, image fusion and contrast ultrasound capabilities); digital fluoroscopy; and NuCam gamma camera with Mirage software. Viewing software is Carestream PACS, and dictation is performed using fully integrated Nuance PowerScribe 360 speech recognition software. PET-CT and advanced clinical and preclinical MRI scanners (3.0T, 7.0T, 9.4T, 10.5T) are available at the nearby on-campus Center for Clinical Imaging Research and Center for Magnetic Resonance Research.
Primary duties will include developing a medical imaging focused research program to complement the clinical needs of the Medical Imaging Service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) as well as the research needs of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. Clinical responsibilities include assistance with or performance of small and large animal diagnostic imaging and contrast procedures, small animal ultrasonography, CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, consultations to local veterinarians and VMC faculty/house officers, and, as applicable, after-hours emergency consultation. For the research aspects of this position, there is an expectation for extramural salary support that can be achieved by leading competitive, high impact basic or translational research projects, through participation in pre-clinical or clinical studies, or by establishing collaborations with investigators across the Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota and/or industry partners. Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical technical and research instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the Medical Imaging service and participation in the Radiology didactic courses. Other job responsibilities include personal development, outreach, and service to the College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary-related professional organizations. Workload distribution for the position will be negotiated with the optimal candidate. The option to participate as a contract teleradiologist during business and non-business hours for salary augmentation is negotiable.
There are many opportunities for collaborative research within the College as well as with faculty across the other five units of the Academic Health Center (Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and Dentistry), and this is an expectation for this position.
Qualifications: DVM/VMD (or equivalent veterinary degree) and/or PhD degree and evidence of research productivity. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and who have an advanced degree. However, board-eligible applicants who will have successfully completed a Radiology/Imaging residency by the employment start date are also encouraged to apply. Individuals holding a PhD and advanced post doctoral imaging research training will also will be considered. Applicants holding a DVM/VMD degree must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary faculty licensure. We encourage applicants who have outstanding research, interpersonal and teaching skills to apply. Training and/or research experience in MRI or another modality that complements the strengths of the current imaging faculty will be viewed favorably.
Salary & Benefits: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package including medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days-vacation, faculty retirement plan (The University contributes with 10% of the individual’s salary), academic disability program. Additional benefits include wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, investment funds and voluntary retirement plans. For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, click on the following link: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2017_guide_for_uplan_benefits_enrollment_final.pdf
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Career Development: At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways, and continuing professional education funding and dedicated time to take advantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.
Begin: Starting date is negotiable based upon the availability of the successful applicant and program needs. Review of applications (including letters of reference) begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application: Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 320498 in the keyword search function. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three individuals (along with their contact information) knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee chair as soon as possible and should include an assessment of the applicant’s clinical service, teaching and research abilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Daniel Feeney, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota University, 1352 Boyd Avenue, Saint Paul, MN or via e-mail (email@example.com).
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