The Washington State University (WSU) Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) seeks to fill a permanent tenure track, full-time, 12-month appointment position within the Medical Oncology section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The position will join a team whose primary mission is clinical teaching, clinical service and scholarship.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful applicants will participate in clinical service; clinical, laboratory, and didactic (classroom) teaching of professional veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students; provide health care and service to patients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; advise and consult with referring veterinarians and clients; develop a creative, independent and collaborative, basic science or clinically-oriented research program in Medical Oncology; be in direct support of a medical oncology residency program; and provide leadership in directing research projects for residents and graduate students. Successful applicants must be able to effectively communicate, work collegially, and collaborate with diverse internal and external constituencies.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins December 10, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to submit an electronic application including; 1) cover letter which summarizes candidate’s qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) summary of teaching interests and goals; 4) summary of research interests and goals; and 5) the contact information for three (3) professional references. Apply at, www.wsujobs.com. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Janean Fidel, Chair of the Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The mission of VCS is to serve the community through education and through generation and dissemination of new information, for the benefit of animal and human health and well-being. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/, is organized into five departments, including VCS, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN), the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, each dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The CVM faculty have diverse research strengths encompassing many areas of clinical medicine. In VCS, a core clinical research group in pharmacogenomics has been recently identified as a research focus with the strategic plan to expand this into a generalized clinical focus in individualized medicine. This will provide diverse collaborative research opportunities for the applicant interested in genetic relationships to disease.
VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL OVERVIEW: The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full service hospital with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology, neurology, cardiology, oncology, theriogenology, and clinical pharmacology. The oncology service is supported by 3 boarded internal medicine diplomates that provide full endoscopy services and additional diagnostic support. The anesthesia and surgical facilities consist of an anesthesia preparation room, 4 sterile surgical rooms and equipment includes arthroscopic and laparoscopic instruments. Five boarded surgeons are on faculty. Radiology is staffed by four boarded radiologists and equipment includes state of the art digital radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, a 16 slice CT and 1 tesla MR with a new 3 tesla magnet with perfusion and diffusion imaging and single voxel, multi-voxel and multi-slice proton spectroscopy acquisition methods be installed soon. Clinical and anatomic pathology services are on site with two boarded clinical pathologists and 10 boarded anatomic pathologists. Neurology is staffed by boarded neurologists with medical and surgical expertise and equipment for electromyography, nerve conduction velocities, MR guided sterotactic brain biopsy, as well as a dedicated surgical suite. ICU is manned 24 hours a day and is situated in the center of the hospital with two boarded criticalists. There are also two boarded cardiologists on faculty. Radiation therapy is performed on site with an Elekta SL linear accelerator with photon and electron energies, computerized treatment planning, IMRT capabilities and a case load of approximately 300 cases per year. The Medical Oncology service has a separate room for administration of chemotherapy and housing of patients after they have received chemotherapy until they are discharged. The radiation therapy and medical oncology caseloadreceived together by one service and both have seen an increase in case numbers annually. To add diversity, consultation with large animal and exotic patients is occasionally needed.
AREA OVERVIEW: Washington State University is a PAC-12 school and a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students on its Pullman campus and another 10,000 students statewide. The University of Idaho, also a land grant university, is located in Moscow, Idaho, 8 miles from the Pullman campus. These communities offer a friendly, small-town living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. Pullman (population ~34,000) has a four-season climate, clean air, good schools, affordable living, and a low crime rate. Pullman is about 75 miles south of Spokane, Washington, and lies close to recreational areas in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com. The university’s web page, www.wsu.edu, offers additional information about WSU and the surrounding area.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.
QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or a related foreign equivalent degree (such as a BVSc), and be board-eligible by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (ACVIM) or certified before date of hire.
Preferred qualifications include board certification in ACVIM (Medical Oncology), an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in an area related to Veterinary Science, possess a record of scholarly productivity and evidence of accomplishments that demonstrates the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator.
About Washington State University-College of Vet Med
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is one of five departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The departmental mission is “to educate, serve, and generate new information for the benefit of animal and human health and well-being.” Although individual faculty may not be involved in all of the traditional areas of teaching, research, service, and outreach, we value and seek excellence in all four across the department.
UNIVERSITY: Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students on the Pullman campus and an additional 10,000 located statewide. There are eleven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 63 disciplines; masters degrees are offered in 79 areas of study; and 95 academic majors are offered for undergraduates. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment.
AREA: The Washington State University Pullman campus is located in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as an excellent..., safe environment. Pullman is eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, approximately 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, which is home to the WSU Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. The Pullman area offers numerous recreational activities including skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, bicycling and rock climbing. In addition, both universities provide a wealth of sports and cultural activities.