Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Urbana, Illinois
Nov 16, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type



Tenure-Track or Clinical Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Full-time, 100% (12-month basis)

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM degree or equivalent, and have achieved ACVR Radiation Oncology board certification or completed residency training with credentials accepted by ACVR. Preference will be given to candidates with ACVR certification, a track record in scholarship, or prior research training.

Duties: The radiation oncology program is rapidly growing and is a part of an integrated oncology service at the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine.  The radiation therapy team is headed by a highly productive specialist who has achieved excellence in the arenas of comparative research, resident instruction, and the quality practice of cutting-edge diagnostics and cancer therapy for companion animals.  Program personnel currently includes one specialist board certified in both medical and radiation oncology, two dedicated technicians, one resident, and one specialty intern.

Upon joining our team, the successful candidate will provide clinical service in veterinary radiation oncology, contribute to clinical instruction of residents, interns, veterinary students, and communicate effectively with clients and primary veterinarians. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for an individual with a positive attitude and desire to contribute to an integrated medical, radiation, and surgical oncology service. The ideal candidate will value team dynamics and be willing to expand their skill set to utilize the many technological tools that are available here.  The University of Illinois is highly focused on faculty development and will provide support for equipment and training for hard and software to candidates to position a new faculty member for success. Teaching responsibilities will include didactic, small group and laboratory instruction of veterinary and graduate students. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in clinically and scientifically relevant research projects to the extent that their appointment accommodates. Candidates interested in collaborative research will find ample opportunities to partner within our thriving faculty as well as with basic science investigators on our main campus, including successful partners in the Cancer Center at Illinois. A large, comparative oncology laboratory houses graduate students and a dedicated research scientist in our Department.  Our veterinarians have been integral in the creation of the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine- the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine- leveraging advanced technology to train physician-innovators to deliver better, more compassionate and accessible care to patients worldwide.

The University of Illinois Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a full-service facility with specialists in most fields.  The busy caseload is well-managed by excellent communication and collaboration among services.  On-site services include digital radiography, computed tomography (128 slice Siemens Somatom with gating capabilities), 3T MRI, Dual Energy X-Ray absorptiometry, gait analysis and physical rehabilitation.

The radiation therapy suite includes a dedicated kennel area, radiation therapy planning area, and a mazeless vault with a Veritas bi-sliding rapidly opening door, as well as a Varian TrueBeam 2.5 with a Perfect Pitch (6 degree of freedom) couch, and software includes Eclipse v15 (with 120 leaf high definition multileaf collimator, RapidArc, IMRT, cone-based SRT, and motion management package for gated treatments).  Quality assurance is provided through SunNuclear with DoseCheck, PerFRACTION, and transit dose as well as leaf motion confirmation at each treatment.  Service contracts are fully negotiated and a physicist is contracted for monthly and annual QA as well as any other needs.  Percent time dedicated to teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical service will be based on the successful candidate’s appointment title.

Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois has a tradition of excellence as a Land Grant University and a Tier One Research University. The College of Veterinary Medicine is lauded for our unique clinically-integrated professional veterinary curriculum and is supported by innovators in teaching, learning, course design, continuing education, and medical illustration. The College is also focused on advancing clinical, applied and translational research efforts across the college and university by developing quality relationships with world-class scientists and investigators. With these resources, the motivated candidate will find significant opportunity and support to craft a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Our faculty and staff provide broad public engagement through operation of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a regional primary and referral care center for the delivery of state-of-the art veterinary medical services. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine features modern research and animal care facilities and is planning an exciting, large-scale expansion of our surgical corridor and intensive care unit. Our faculty conduct discovery and provide instruction and service relevant to companion animals, horse, food and fiber animals, exotic, wildlife and zoological species. We are dedicated not only to animal health and welfare, but also to the improved understanding of the human-animal bond, food production systems and ecosystem health. The University of Illinois is a premier public research university and is gaining recognition for its uniquely multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment.

Personal opportunities: Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, including a rich experience of farm-to-table cuisine, music, art, all-season outdoor activities, and other life-enriching opportunities. There is easy access to many large cities in the Midwest including Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Memphis, Louisville, Milwaukee, and more.  In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices promoting work and home balance.

Salary: Commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.

Starting date: April 15, 2021

Application procedures: Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu.   Candidates are required to upload all application materials, including the letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and names and email contact information for at least three references by January 31, 2021. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered. Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting:


Dr. Sam Sander, Chair, Search Committee

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

University of Illinois

1008 West Hazelwood Drive

Urbana, IL 61802-4714



The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.