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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Medical Imaging (Tenure Track)

Employer
University of Minnesota
Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job ID339841 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyAcademic Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9403 Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp

About the Job

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a driven radiologist to join the medical imaging faculty in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences department to advance clinical care, research and teaching in a supportive, collaborative, and leading academic environment. The tenure track medical imaging faculty position offers the stimulation of an academic appointment at a large veterinary medical center located within one of the nation's top public research universities. The successful applicant will participate in the diverse missions of clinical or basic science scholarship, didactic teaching, clinical practice and clinical teaching, including mentoring of imaging residents. The University of Minnesota offers one-of-a-kind research opportunities in collaboration with centers across the University, including: the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), a world-class facility for human, translational, and basic science research that forms an integral part of the Department of Radiology in the Medical School; an NIH-supported Comprehensive Cancer Center that actively seeks to engage in multidisciplinary research; and colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Science and Engineering. Numerous resources, abundant intramural funding and career development and scholarship opportunities are available for junior faculty to establish a strong research career. Furthermore, there is an extensive support network for all faculty to assist in submission of intramural and extramural grant applications.

We have an immediate opening for one tenure track position to join a team of three contract (clinical) radiologists as well as a medical imaging research scientist who has close ties to CMRR and is available to foster collaborative clinical and basic research projects suited to the candidate's interest. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Clinical responsibilities in the Medical Imaging Service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will include small and large animal diagnostic radiology and contrast procedures, small animal ultrasonography, CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and consultations to VMC faculty/house officers. For the research aspects of this position (approximately 50% effort), there is an expectation for extramural salary support that can be achieved by leading competitive, high impact basic or translational research projects, through participation in pre-clinical or clinical studies, or by establishing collaborations with investigators across the University of Minnesota Health Sciences and/or industry partners. Anticipated workload distribution for the position will be 50% for scholarly activity and 50% split principally between didactic teaching and clinical service/clinical teaching. Final distribution of efforts in the section and department is negotiable with the optimal candidate. Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the Medical Imaging service and participation in the Radiology didactic courses. Mentoring responsibilities will include mentoring and training imaging residents. Other job responsibilities include personal development, outreach, and service to the College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary-related professional organizations. The option to perform contract teleradiology during business and non-business hours for salary augmentation is negotiable.

There are many opportunities for collaborative research within the College as well as with faculty across the other five units of the Health Sciences (Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, and Dentistry), and this is an expectation for this position.

Benefits include:
* Generous startup package
* Generous signing bonus
* Reimbursement for moving expenses
* Negotiable percentage of time allocated for research, teaching and service
* Negotiable option to work as a contract teleradiologist during non-clinical time for salary augmentation
* Ability to bring your pet to work with the option to participate in a pet wellness plan through the Veterinary Medical Center

The University of Minnesota provides a great benefits package covering medical and dental coverage, basic life insurance, sick leave, 22 days-vacation, faculty retirement plan (the University contributes with 10% of the individual's salary), and academic disability program. Additional benefits include a wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, and investment funds and voluntary retirement plans. For more detailed information related to our generous benefits plan for prospective employees of the University of Minnesota, click on the link: https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information about this program, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

At the University of Minnesota and within the College of Veterinary Medicine, career and professional development opportunities are exceptional and include mentorship programs, promotional pathways, and continuing professional education funding and dedicated time (10 days/year) to take advantage of our resources to advance and expand your career.

Qualifications

DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree and evidence of research productivity. Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and who have an advanced degree. However, board-eligible applicants who will have successfully completed a Radiology/Imaging residency by the employment start date are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must be eligible for Minnesota state veterinary faculty licensure. We encourage applicants who have outstanding clinical, interpersonal and teaching skills to apply. Training and/or research experience in MRI or another modality that complements the strengths of the current imaging faculty will also be viewed favorably.

About the Department

Driven to Discover: The University of Minnesota is the state's land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a part of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences, which unites and facilitates collaboration with the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The institution also includes an NIH-supported Comprehensive Cancer Center and a world class Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. There are multiple opportunities and support for intramural and extramural competitive grant applications. The College is committed to supporting professional development while encouraging work-life balance. Follow this link to see why discoveries unfold, breakthroughs happen, and the future is being made at the U of M. https://twin-cities.umn.edu/about-us.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a rewarding career in a supportive, collaborative, multi-specialty teaching hospital. You will have access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment, experienced support staff, and collegial colleagues. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, cohesive, patient-care oriented radiology team composed of two full-time ACVR board certified radiologists [contract (clinical) track], one part-time ACVR board-eligible radiologist [contract (clinical) track], a PhD medical imaging research scientist [tenure track], two imaging residents, seven dedicated imaging technicians, one MRI technologist, and a PACS administrator. The hospital is well equipped with Vet Ray and Philips DR; two Samsung RS80A and one Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound units; Philips ProxiDiagnost N90 digital fluoroscopy; Toshiba 64-slice spiral CT; on-site GE Signa HDx 3.0 Tesla MRI (slated to be upgraded to a new, advanced 3T MRI system in 2021); and NuCam gamma camera with Mirage software. The equine center is equipped with Kodak CR; Eklin and VetRocket DR; Asto's Equina Standing CT; and Hallmarq's Standing Equine MRI. PET-CT is available at the nearby on-campus Center for Clinical Imaging Research. Viewing software is Carestream PACS, and dictation is performed using fully integrated Nuance PowerScribe 360 speech recognition software.

The UMN Veterinary Medical Center is actively in the process of upgrading its 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner to be one of the most advanced and research-capable MRI systems in the nation to push the envelope for veterinary care and comparative research. In addition, the medical imaging service has invested in ultrasound equipment with elastography, contrast ultrasound, and image fusion capabilities. The diagnostic radiology aspects are structured around Carestream Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS), which is fully integrated with Nuance speech recognition capabilities linked to both the PACS and the electronic medical record.
The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine is an exceptional place to further develop as a scholar, a mentor, a teacher, and a clinical radiologist.

Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million; it's a dynamic, friendly, and safe place to live with all of the amenities, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities that a big city has to offer. It is consistently rated one of the healthiest places in the United States to live, with abundant urban green space and an extensive network of trails for walking, running, and cycling. To learn more about our beautiful twin cities and the state the University of Minnesota calls home, visit http://makeitmsp.org and http://www.exploreminnesota.com/about-minnesota.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 individuals (along with contact information) knowledgeable of candidate's experience and capabilities.Letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee chair as soon as possible and should include an assessment of the applicant's clinical service, teaching, and research capabilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential.

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Kari Anderson, 1352 Boyd Ave, C339 VMC, St. Paul, MN 55108 E-mail: kla@umn.edu

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

Before the college can effectively educate, include, and empower a diverse population, the CVM must foster a healthy, supportive environment that provides opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to grow their cultural competencies. The CVM can do this best through an inclusive mindset and equitable actions.

The growing diversity of the nation's population underscores the need for the College of Veterinary Medicine to be culturally responsive through our service, research, and education missions. The College seeks to be a dynamic and multicultural community for learning, working,and discovery. The College recognizes the need to prepare future companion animal veterinarians, food animal veterinarians, public health veterinarians and veterinary researchers, educators, and scientists with the knowledge, skills and cultural competencies to productively engage a diverse and ever-changing society. The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to admit and educate a diverse student body, to enrich the students' educational experience, and to prepare graduates to meet the veterinary needs of a multicultural community. We aim to satisfy the current and future needs of the profession while building on our programmatic strengths.

Our complete statement of Commitment to Diversity can be found here:

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M



The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Education

Bachelor's Degree
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