University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 87867



Working Title:
Assistant or Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
DVM or equivalent and advanced training in radiation oncology is required
MS or PhD is desirable
 Must maintain a Wisconsin license to practice Veterinary Medicine
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Board certified or board eligible in the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Recognized Speciality in Radiation Oncology is required
Principal duties:
A successful candidate will devote their time to advancement of radiation oncology. Duties will include clinical radiation oncology as a service and in collaboration with the oncology service, teaching of students and instruction of residents.

Distribution of time in clinical practice, teaching, research and service is expected to be in the range of:
Clinical practice: 25% ; Teaching and Service: 20-25% ; Research: 45-50%: Service: 5% Area of emphasis for promotion-Research

Presently we have 1 tenured faculty, 1 Clinical Assistant Professor faculty member and 1 Clinical Instructor. The sections of Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging currently has 8 trainees (residents) 2 in Radiation Oncology and 6 in Diagnostic Imaging. The radiation oncology section currently has a state-of-art Tomotherapy unit. The diagnostic imaging section currently has a 8 slice CT scanner, l.5 Tesla MRI scanner, a new gamma-camera, digital fluoroscopy, four digital radiography rooms, and two ultrasound scanners. The sections have nine technologists, one of which is a dedicated sonographer and 2.5 radiotherapy technogists. The section has strong connections with the diagnostic imaging section and medical physics group at the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW. This position is necessary to restore a critical mass of full time, permanent faculty in the section who can contribute to resident mentoring, clinical research, and teaching.

Great opportunities exist for independent and collaborative research and innovations in teaching. The Veterinary School has close ties with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Medical Physics Departments. Within this complex, which is within walking distance, is the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) that has state of the art imaging equipment currently used by veterinary faculty.

Examples of clinical modalities include: Pre-clinical imaging modalities include:
. a 64 slice CT scanner . a four flat panel CT scanner
. a l.5 T MRI scanner . two x-ray angiography units
. a 3 T MRI scanner . a 64 channel SQUID system
. multiple state-of-art ultrasound machines . a microCT scanner
. a combined PET/CT scanner . a combined microPET/microCT scanner
. a cyclotron . a 4.7T small bore MRI scanner

The strength and reputation of the radiation oncology service is based on its commitment to patient care and translational research. The Department will identify the strongest candidates possible with regard to their clinical reputation and abilities and their interests in advanced radiation oncology.

UW Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison consistenly ranks as a top community in which to live, work and play, and the university is nationally recognized for academics and athletics.


A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 26, 2016
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: OCTOBER 21, 2016

In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a document listing three professional references to Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Lisa Forrest,
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Deb Zurbuchen
Phone: 608-263-5633
School of Veterinary Medicine   
Fax: 608-263-7930
2015 Linden Drive   
Madison, WI 53706   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.