University of Florida

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

    Listing from November 7th 2017 to February 5th 2018

    Contact Information

    Dr. Erin Porter
    Email: [javascript protected email address]

    Job Description

    The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for one (1) full-time (12 month) clinical- or tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at the Assistant/Associate Professor academic rank.

    For the clinical track position, the new faculty’s member 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. Some contribution to the scientific database is expected.

    For the tenure track position, the new faculty member will be expected to establish an independent research program that is clinically relevant and/or original and hypothesis driven investigation. The new faculty member will also actively participate in the veterinary and graduate research programs and provide clinical radiology services in the UF | Veterinary Hospitals.

    Equipment and caseload: Approximately 15000 small animals/exotics and 1500 large animals are imaged annually. Diagnostic imaging equipment includes 4 small animal digital radiographic suites and one small animal emergency radiographic suite equipped with Canon DR imaging plates; 2 large animal digital imaging suites equipped with Canon DR imaging plates and a wireless Canon DR imaging plate; 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; a Phillips iU22 ultrasound unit with 4 transducers including a small intraoperative linear probe with 17 MHz imaging frequency; and a Hitachi Preirus ultrasound unit with 4 transducers, elastography, and fusion imaging. A state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory equipped with a Toshiba Infinix-i® single plane digital C-arm is housed in the 100,000 square foot Small Animal Veterinary Hospital. 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 reading room houses 5 diagnostic imaging workstations equipped with 3 MP flat panel gray scale diagnostic imaging monitors (two to four monitors per workstation). In addition, two additional diagnostic imaging workstations are located in other areas of the radiology department for diagnostic review, reporting and consultation.

    Current Faculty and Staff: Currently there are three full time radiologists and one part time radiologist (0.8 FTE). There are four radiology residents as well as 10 veterinary and human technologists 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(s). The faculty, residents and staff are all in support of promoting and advancing the current diagnostic imaging knowledge base.

    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.

    Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.

    All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 502056 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 http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502056/assistantassociate-professor. 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.

    Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.