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Assistant or Associate Professor - Radiation Oncology

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To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes your career goals, and contact information for three references that includes a phone number and email address. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Susan LaRue, Search Committee Chair, at Susan.LaRue@colostate.edu . Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Karen Waldchen at Karen.Waldchen@colostate.edu . References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Radiation Oncology
Posting Number 201700269F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health focuses on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 25
% Teaching 25
% Service 50
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/13/2017
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary

This position will be a special 12-month, non-tenure track appointment, at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology, within the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences of Colorado State University. The functional unit for the faculty member will be the Cancer/Radiobiology/Radiation Oncology section. The faculty member’s effort will be distributed as 50% service in Radiation Oncology, 25% research and 25% teaching.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized radiation oncology program that is affiliated with the Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC). The FACC sees more than 2000 new cancer patients each year and over 250 patients receive radiation therapy. The FACC includes over 80 faculty, residents, staff and graduate students in support of translational cancer research. The Radiation Oncology Program includes faculty positions in radiation oncology and medical physics, residents and support staff. The VTH also houses seven faculty diagnostic radiologists. ERHS’s program in cancer research provides outstanding training opportunities for graduate students, as well as excellent collaborative research opportunities.

The program is located in the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Resources include a state-of-the-art Varian Trilogy Linear accelerator with on-board-imaging and stereotactic radiation capabilities, sliding leaf IMRT delivery, respiratory gating and a Varian Eclipse treatment planning system. Additional equipment at the VTH includes an integrated PACS/RIS/HIS system with digital radiology, nuclear medicine Gamma cameras, a 1.5 T GE MRI and a Phillips TF Big Bore PET/CT.

The successful candidate will have clinical, teaching and research responsibilities. Every faculty member is expected to participate in professional outreach, committee service, and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The position is available immediately with a negotiable start date.

Conditions of Employment
Required Job Qualifications

DVM, or equivalent degree.

ACVR board certified, or board eligible, in radiation oncology.

Preferred Job Qualifications

MS, PhD or other related research training.

Training in inverse treatment planning and stereotactic radiation therapy is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes your career goals, and contact information for three references that includes a phone number and email address. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Susan LaRue, Search Committee Chair, at Susan.LaRue@colostate.edu . Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Karen Waldchen at Karen.Waldchen@colostate.edu .

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Dr. Susan LaRue, Susan.LaRue@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility

Contribute lectures to DVM curriculum (140 students)
Contribute to resident/graduate courses (5-10 students) including ERHS-581 (Cancer Biology), ERHS-721 (Radiation Oncology), and Junior and Senior Practicum.

Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with clinical or translational research as a radiation oncology consultant for various principal investigators in ERHS and Clinical Sciences.

Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty Category Professional Service & Outreach
Duty/Responsibility

The clinical responsibilities will include rotating weeks as lead faculty member of the radiation oncology section. This includes student and resident teaching, and approving all technical aspects of the program (CT setups, Treatment Plans, Planning/Real Time matches, consulting with clients and coordinating with the other involved services. Resident training and participation in resident graduate committees is included in the clinical aspects of the position.

Percentage Of Time 50

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents