University of Florida

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging - Gainesville, FL US

    Listing from October 14th 2019 to January 12th 2020

    Job Description

    The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for one clinical- or tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Assistant or Associate Professor academic rank. The University of Florida is ranked number 7 among public universities and sits in beautiful north central Florida (appropriately named the “Sunshine State), an hour away from pristine beaches, and within 2 hours of the bustling cities of Jacksonville and Orlando.

    For the clinical track position, the new faculty member’s primary duties (60% to 70%) will be in the daily clinical imaging section of the Diagnostic Imaging Services in the UF Veterinary Hospitals. Responsibilities will include didactic teaching and clinical training of professional students, graduate students and residents. The individual will participate in and support the teaching and service missions of Diagnostic Imaging in the Veterinary Medical Center. Teaching and clinical responsibilities will be shared with other faculty radiologists. Scholarly productivity is expected and can be accomplished through publication of clinical or educational research studies.

    In addition to the above responsibilities, applicants to the tenure track position will be expected to establish an independent research program with scholarly productivity proportional to their research assignment. Research support and distribution of effort are negotiable and will be based on qualifications. Existing infrastructure and internal funding mechanisms at the College and University are highly supportive of clinical trials and translational research.

    Equipment and caseload: Approximately 15000 small animals/exotics and 1500 large animals are imaged annually. The beautiful, 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital is a must see! The Large Animal Hospital includes a dedicated Lameness and Imaging faculty and staff, with a new, state-of-the-art Lameness Arena. The service is completely digital, using Fuji Synapse RIS for scheduling and reporting, and Merge PACS for image storage and retrieval. The large and freshly remodeled reading room houses 7 diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 2-4 high-definition gray scale diagnostic imaging monitors per station. In addition, 3 diagnostic imaging workstations are located in the Ultrasound suite and 2 diagnostic imaging workstations are located near MRI and the large animal radiographic quality control area for diagnostic review, reporting and consultation.

    Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 4 digital radiographic suites, 3 of which have an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, all equipped with Canon DR imaging plates, a radiographic suite in the Emergency Room, which also has an overhead strut system for performing cross-table imaging, and a Cannon DR imaging plate and a traditional, small animal radiographic suite in the Primary Care Service with a Sedecal DR imaging plate as well as a portable Sedecal DR unit with a Cannon DR imaging plate in the Small Animal OR.

    The Ultrasound suite is expansive and newly remodeled, with 4 Ultrasound machines including a Phillips Epiq 5 ultrasound unit with strain elastography and 5 transducers including a linear transducer with 18 MHz imaging frequency, a Samsung RS85 ultrasound unit with strain and shear wave elastography, microvascular flow and CT fusion imaging, and a Samsung RS80A with Prestige, with nine transducers shared between the two Samsung machines, as well as a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers including a small intraoperative linear probe with 17 MHz imaging,

    Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging equipment includes 2 digital radiographic suites with Canon DR imaging plates, one of which is wireless.

    The hospital is fully equipped for advance imaging with a Toshiba Titan® 1.5 T 16 channel MR unit equipped for both small and large animal examinations; a 160 slice Toshiba Prime® CT equipped for both small and large animal examinations; an MiE Scintron IV nuclear scintigraphy unit; and a must see, state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm.

    Current Faculty and Staff: Currently our team consists of an energetic and innovative group of 6 board-certified radiologists (equating to 5 FTE), 7 radiology residents and 10 full time veterinary and human technologists, 4 veterinary assistants, and one full time administrative assistant that support the imaging services. The radiology department is a team-oriented section that is excited about any further development of diagnostic imaging in collaboration with the talents, experience and ideas of the new faculty member. The faculty, residents and staff are all in support of promoting and advancing the current diagnostic imaging knowledge base. Residents are provided teleradiology support for all after-hours radiographic interpretation, and two residents, including one more experienced resident, are on call for after-hours Ultrasound examinations.

    Collaborative opportunities: The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute houses multiple high field strength MR (3T, 4.7T, 7.0T and 11T; http://www.mbi.ufl.edu units where collaborative research programs can be developed. Other collaborative opportunities exist within the UF | Health Science Center (Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Applied Health Sciences), that is located two blocks from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

    Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the candidate.

    All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 53831 and a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent (include teaching and research interests) and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/69315. The letters of recommendation should be from individuals that can speak to all aspects of a candidate’s abilities based on the above job description (teaching, clinical service and research potential). Contact information and questions can be directed to Dr. Erin Porter at [javascript protected email address].

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.