The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, seeks applications for a full-time tenure track or non-tenure track faculty position in Surgical Oncology at the Assistant Professor level. Details about position, MU and Columbia are posted online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic as Job ID: 30226.
This position will increase our capacity to provide full time coverage with a dedicated Surgical Oncology section within a multidisciplinary cancer care team. The Surgical Oncology section is supported by a dedicated technician, a surgical oncology intern, and five (soon to be six) surgery residents. Beyond Surgical Oncology, our Oncology faculty group currently consists of four medical oncologists and three radiation oncologists.
We have an established and active comparative oncology laboratory with current areas of research including epigenetic drivers of cancer, nuclear medicine, and the influence of the microbiome on cancer. Clinical research at MU is facilitated by the clinical trials service, staffed by faculty from Medical Oncology with dedicated technician support. This service is highly active and provides infrastructure for clinicians interested in prospective cancer research, as well as an avenue for funded treatment for many patients.
In addition to the typical imaging modalities expected at an academic hospital, such as CT, MRI, and a fluoroscopy suite, the University of Missouri is equipped with an in-house PET-CT scanner. The nuclear medicine capabilities of the hospital are further augmented by the presence of the MU Research Reactor, a 10 megawatt nuclear reactor capable of producing custom radionuclides for imaging or therapeutic use.
The Surgery and Oncology teams are both friendly and supportive services with busy caseloads. The Surgical Oncology is ideally positioned to benefit from strengths in both areas. Ultimately, the successful candidate will be an essential and active partner in the ongoing development of Surgical Oncology at Mizzou.
Minimum Qualifications • DVM or equivalent degree • Eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri (faculty or regular license) • Diplomate status or eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College of Veterinary Surgeons • Fellowship training in surgical oncology • Eligibility for DEA registration and BNDD certificate
Preferred Qualification • Graduate training is desirable, especially for candidates considering a tenure track position.
This appointment’s primary teaching and clinical focus is providing faculty support to the Surgical Oncology section in the Veterinary Health Center (VHC). Intermittent, limited support to the General Surgery section may be required. As part of this appointment, the successful candidate will:
Provide clinical instruction of students (professional), interns, and residents in surgical oncology, soft tissue surgery, and perioperative medicine utilizing the caseload of the VHC.
Contribute to the professional and graduate curriculum by participating in classroom and laboratory instruction. Opportunities for online instruction is possible.
Represent the University, College, and VHC through outreach activities for animal?owning public, referring veterinarians, or other relevant stakeholders;
Provide consultation to off-site university-operated clinics;
Share with other faculty and house officers in after?hours call;
Participate in the discovery process by participating in clinical, resident or house officer research (NTT-teaching). Tenure track faculty are expected to develop a research program related to surgical oncology, perioperative medicine, or other related discipline. Collaborative research and research mentorship are rewarded; and
Participate in faculty governance activities.
Distribution of effort will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications, career goals, and the needs of the surgery and oncology sections.
Additional Salary Information: Candidates will be assessed based upon educational and professional achievement. Clinical experience, communication skills, experience working effectively in diverse environments, and letters of reference will all be considered in selection of a candidate. The potential for the candidate to work within the framework of the VHC will also be assessed, as will specialty and/or research training and teaching experience. We are seeking a candidate with interest in practicing up?to?date medicine, a passion for teaching, and a desire for continual professional improvement.
Internal Number: Job ID: 30226
About University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Our Campus and Our Community -- MU’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock. Columbia, MO is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital. The population of central Missouri and reasonable proximity to St. Louis and Kansas City provide for a robust small animal emergency and referral caseload. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.
MU is a nationally competitive, global university. Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nu...clear research reactor on one campus.
MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals. For more about the College of Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation and the world, go to:
• University of Missouri/College of Veterinary Medicine- http://cvm.missouri.edu/
• Veterinary Health Center- http://www.vmth.missouri.edu/
• Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery- http://www.vms.missouri.edu/faculty.html
• Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab- http://vmdl.missouri.edu/
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