Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Oncology (clinical track), Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Oncology (clinical track), or Assistant/Associate Professor of Oncology (tenure track)
The medical oncology service at UC Davis consists of 4 faculty, 5 residents and 4-5 full time technicians. The service works closely with the radiation oncology service and has strong clinical and collaborative ties with the diagnostic imaging, dentistry and oral surgery, interventional radiology and soft-tissue/surgical oncology services. The School's oncology group includes clinician scientists, basic science researchers and a cancer pharmacologist allowing for extensive collaborative opportunities in these areas. The UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health (https://ccah.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/) also provides outstanding annual intramural funding opportunities for faculty and resident projects and the oncology service is integrally involved with the UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials (https://clinicaltrials.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/) that consists of 4 clinical trials coordinators, a clinical trials coordinator supervisor, and an administrative outreach and research specialist. The School of Veterinary Medicine alsohas strong collaborative research ties to the UC Davis School of Medicine and is integrated within the NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center's Comparative Oncology Research Program. (https://health.ucdavis.edu/cancer/)
Requirements: Veterinarian with advanced training in medical oncology. Completion of a residency program in companion animal medical oncology approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) or the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine by the effective date of appointment is required; ACVIM or ECVIM board certification is preferred. Demonstrated aptitude/experience in teaching is required. A documented record of creative scholarship or the potential to develop a basic or clinical research program in oncology is not required for the Health Sciences series but is required for other clinical or tenure track series. Experience and interest in companion animal clinical trials is preferred. Must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment begins (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals without a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment.
Clinical: The position includes a 50% (tenure track), 70% (Professor of Clinical track) or 90% (Health Sciences Clinical track) clinical effort to the Oncology Service of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). Currently, estimated annual clinical effortassignments for Tenure, Professor of Clinical, and Health Sciences Clinical Professor tracks are 20, 28 and 36 weeks, respectively. The individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing health care and service to patients in Medical Oncology and the Oncology Clinical Trialsservices; advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients.
Teaching: The primary teaching responsibility will be direct daily supervision and instruction of medical oncology residents as well as students and house officers rotatingthrough the Medical Oncology Service. Other responsibilities include: 1) participation in lectures and/or laboratories in the DVM professional curriculum; 2) participation in all aspects of the didactic and clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH; and 3) continuing professional education. Excellence in teaching is expected.
Professional Competence: Advance the discipline and provide high quality patient care in the VMTH. Expected to establish a reputation for clinical excellence locally, regionallyand nationally. Must demonstrate clinical competence and have potential to be recognized for accomplishment in a focused area of clinical practice.
Creative Scholarship: Advance the clinical discipline through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge with documentation by peer-reviewed publications. Creative/scholarly activities are required for individuals in this series. The type of scholarly activity may focus primarily on integrating/improving clinical care, conducting clinical research studies, and/or improving veterinary medical education.
Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is required.
A global leader in veterinary medicine with a mission to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment, the School (https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/) has a rich history of educating veterinarians and veterinary scientists, discovering new knowledge through a robust and progressive research enterprise, and setting the standards in animal health care. UC Davis (https://www.ucdavis.edu) is ranked 10th nationally among public universities and its faculty are internationally renowned for their distinguished academic achievements. The School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 1st nationally and the VMTH has one of the most diverse, robust caseloads of any academic veterinary health center in the world. The campus is adjacent to the city of Davis (population 70,000), 14 miles west of Sacramento (the capital of California), 45 miles northeast of Napa Valley, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras.
To receive fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2023. Position is open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicantsshould register online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF06014 and submit the following materials:
1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) a statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy;
4) a statement summarizing experience andprofessional contributions in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
5) the names and addresses of four professional references; and
6) Authorization to Release Information form. For questions about the application process please contact:
The University of California, Davis, and The Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to thedevelopment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. UC Davis supports family friendly recruitments: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life
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