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Asst/Assoc Prof of Medical Oncology

Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Veterinary Medicine


Asst/Assoc Prof of Medical Oncology

  • 518110
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Medical Oncology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  This position will be either tenure-track or clinical track based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team in the Animal Cancer Care & Research Center (ACCRC), within the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s biomedical research building in Roanoke.  The successful candidate will join an oncology team that includes 2 other medical oncologists, a radiation oncologist (a second radiation oncologist search is open), 2 surgical oncologists, 3 medical oncology residents, 1-2 oncology interns, 1 medical dosimetrist/radiation therapist, 1 radiation therapist/CT technician, and multiple oncology technicians and assistants. The ACCRC is equipped with a USP800 compliant chemotherapy administration suite, a 64-slice CT scanner (Siemens SOMATOM Confidence), digital radiography, ultrasonography, 3 operating rooms, and a state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian Edge) with stereotactic radiation therapy capabilities. Other technologies available include a small animal (rodent) PET/CT and PET/MRI, and soon a Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI 3T scanner for clinical use.  

The ACCRC opened its doors in 2020 and has had a steep trajectory in clinical and research areas.  The successful candidate will be instrumental in its continued growth. The ACCRC serves as a premier small animal cancer research hospital to provide exceptional, comprehensive, and compassionate cancer care. ACCRC aims to distinguish itself nationally by growing the nexus between human and veterinary medical clinical and translational research. Its strategic placement physically within the Roanoke biomedical campus, and functionally at the core of the Virginia Tech’s Cancer Research Alliance, will provide excellent opportunities for professional growth of the successful candidate.    

Roanoke is the largest city in southwest Virginia and is 45 minutes from Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg. There are regularly scheduled shuttles with Wi-Fi that travel between the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses. Roanoke is 3.5 hours’ drive from Washington, DC, with direct connections via train and airplane.

This position has the full institutional benefit package including generous retirement contributions by the institution.
Benefits include:
• Student loans payment support

• Eight weeks off to study for board examination with full salary, with full access to journals and books.

• Paid moving expenses
• Negotiable percentage of time allocated for clinical service, teaching, and research
• Strong and established mentoring program for early career faculty


  • The primary job responsibility will be to contribute to the growth of the clinical service, which has emphasis on translational research. 
  • Research responsibilities will vary based on the interest and qualification of the candidate but may include contribution to collaborative and translational research involving, but not limited to, veterinary clinicians, physicians, and medical and scientific researchers.
  • Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participate in continuing education programs of the College and participate in faculty governance activities.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in oncology.  Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional DVM students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as laboratory instruction, where applicable.

Required Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent foreign degree by the date of hire degree
  • Completion of an approved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - medical oncology residency (ACVIM-Oncology) program by the date of hire.
  • An ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department
  • Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by the date of hire
  • The success candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
  • The applicant must be committed to excellence in patient management, client service, and clinical teaching record.


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 15, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Keely Arbenz-Smith at keelys77@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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