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Asst/Assoc Prof of Radiation Oncology

Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Veterinary Medicine


Asst/Assoc Prof of Radiation Oncology

  • 518108
  • 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, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine invites qualified individuals to apply for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate, Clinical or Tenure track) in Radiation Oncology. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a multi-disciplinary team at the Animal Cancer Care & Research Center (ACCRC) which is located at the Health Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke VA, physically and functionally connected to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

Job responsibilities include establishing a collaborative research program with a focus on clinical research / clinical trials. It would be expected for the successful candidate to contribute to the growth and efficient operation of the Radiation Oncology service at ACCRC. Additional service responsibilities include consultations with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and outside referring veterinarians, participating in continuing education programs of the College and participating in faculty governance activities. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in didactic instruction in radiation oncology and related disciplines. Clinical instruction will be directed toward professional students, interns, residents and graduate students from various disciplines. The applicant must be committed to excellent patient management, client service, and clinical teaching.

The successful candidate will join a team of 2 medical oncologists (search for 3rd medical oncologist ongoing), 2 oncologic surgeons, 3 medical oncologic residents, a radiation oncology intern, and a surgical oncology intern.

The ACCRC serves as a premier small animal medical center that provides exceptional, comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. The ACCRC contains a new state-of-the-art linear accelerator (Varian Edge with HD120TM MLC, 6DoF couch, and Eclipse TPS v15.6) with stereotactic radiation therapy capabilities. The Radiation Oncology service is supported by a Medical Physics group, and 2 full-time licensed Radiation Therapists (RTT), one of which is also a certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD). Other technologies that are available include a 64-slice CT scanner (Siemens SOMATOM Confidence) for diagnostic and radiation therapy simulation studies, a small animal (mice, rodents) PET/CT with onsite medical cyclotron, a 9.0 Tesla MRI scanner for small animals (mice, rodents) and soon a Siemens Prisma MRI 3.0 Tesla scanner for clinical use.

This position has the full institutional benefit package including generous retirement contributions by the institution.
Benefits include:
• Student loans payment support
• Paid moving expenses
• Negotiable percentage of time allocated for clinical service, teaching, and research
• Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent foreign degree by the date of hire.

Completion of an approved American College of Veterinary Radiology -Radiation Oncology (ACVR-RO) residency program by the date of hire.

Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license by the date of hire.

Strong research interest in Radiation Oncology.
An ability and interest in fostering diversity in the curriculum and department.
Occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings.


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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