University of Minnesota

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL IMAGING [CONTRACT (CLINICAL) TRACK]

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY CLINICAL SCIENCES

 

Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity that fits your strengths and career goals in which there are options for either part-time or full-time positions with a flexible work schedule? The medical imaging faculty positions at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine offer the opportunity to blend the benefits of the stimulation of an academic appointment at a large veterinary medical center, participating in the diverse missions of clinical practice, clinical teaching, didactic teaching and clinical or basic science scholarship and private practice teleradiology, in a supportive and collaborative environment.  As part of our team, we are excited for you to participate in training new colleagues by training and mentoring imaging residents.  Unique research opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), a world-class facility for human, translational, and basic science research located in the Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine are available.

We have immediate openings for 1.5 FTE contract (clinical) track positions to join a team of three radiologists and an MRI research physicist who has close ties with the CMRR and is available to foster collaborative clinical and basic science research projects suited to the candidates’ interests. Options for part-time or full time positions with flexible work schedules are negotiable.  For an individual with the appropriate background, a tenure track position is available (see separate posting).

The UMN Veterinary Medical Center is actively in the process of upgrading its 3.0T MR scanner to continue to offer state-of-the-art advanced imaging capabilities, particularly those that can be leveraged by our association with the CMRR. In addition, the service has invested in ultrasound equipment with elastography, contrast ultrasound, and image fusion capabilities.  The diagnostic radiology aspects have been structured around Carestream Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) fully integrated with Nuance speech recognition capabilities linked to both the PACS and the electronic medical record.  This is truly a place to further develop as a clinical radiologist, a mentor, a teacher, and a scholar with the flexibility to meet the interests of the right candidate.  This position has the full institutional benefit package including generous retirement contributions by the institution.

Benefits include:

·         Generous signing bonus

·         Reimbursement for moving expenses

·         Negotiable percentage of time allocated for clinical service, teaching, and research

·         Negotiable option to work as a contract teleradiologist during non-clinical time for salary augmentation

·         Option for annually renewable or multi-year contract

·         Option for part-time or full-time position with flexible work schedule

·         Ability to bring your pet to work with the option to participate in a pet wellness plan through the Veterinary Medical Center

 

Position:                 The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine announces an outstanding opportunity for contract (clinical) track full time (100% appointment) or part time faculty positions in Medical Imaging at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Currently hiring 1.5 FTE positions.

 

Working Here:        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.

 

Living Here:            Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a population of over 3.2 million and is 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. In 2019, Minnesota was ranked the #3 state in the country by U.S. News & World Report based on health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections, and natural environment.  Minnesota consistently is rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States, 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

 

Career Development: 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.

 

Salary & Benefits:   Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. 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 10% of the individual’s salary), and an academic disability program. Additional benefits include wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, tuition benefits, 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

 

You may also 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.

 

Job Description:     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 advanced 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 MRI research physicist [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 3.0T 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.

 

Primary duties will include clinical responsibilities in the Medical Imaging Service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) including small and large animal diagnostic radiology and contrast procedures, small animal ultrasonography, CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and consultations to VMC faculty/house officers.  Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the Medical Imaging service and may include participation in the Radiology didactic courses per candidate interest.  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 participate as a contract teleradiologist 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); candidates with an interest in contributing to clinical research would be viewed favorably.

 

Qualifications:       DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree.  Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. 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.

Begin:                    Starting date is negotiable based upon the availability of the successful applicant and program needs. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until suitable candidates are identified.

Application:           Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 339846 in the keyword search function. Please include a letter of intent highlighting the special interest for the position, related qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Dr. Kari Anderson, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota University, 1352 Boyd Avenue, Saint Paul, MN or via e-mail.

 

Please feel free to contact us to discuss this position further and why the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the place to Work Where Your Work Matters.

We are seeking to enrich the diversity of our University community.  We invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.  The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer.

 

To apply for this job please visit humanresources.umn.edu.