University of Minnesota

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL IMAGING

(TENURE TRACK)

VETERINARY CLINICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

 

Overview

 

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a driven radiologist to join the medical imaging faculty in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences department to advance clinical care, research and teaching in a supportive, collaborative, and leading academic environment.  The tenure track medical imaging faculty position offers the stimulation of an academic appointment at a large veterinary medical center located within one of the nation’s top public research universities.  The successful applicant will participate in the diverse missions of clinical or basic science scholarship, didactic teaching, clinical practice and clinical teaching, including mentoring of imaging residents.  The University of Minnesota offers one-of-a-kind research opportunities in collaboration with centers across the University, including: the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), a world-class facility for human, translational, and basic science research that forms an integral part of the Department of Radiology in the Medical School; an NIH-supported Comprehensive Cancer Center that actively seeks to engage in multidisciplinary research; and colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Science and Engineering.  Numerous resources, abundant intramural funding and career development and scholarship opportunities are available for junior faculty to establish a strong research career.  Furthermore, there is an extensive support network for all faculty to assist in submission of intramural and extramural grant applications.

 

We have an immediate opening for one tenure track position to join a team of three contract (clinical) radiologists as well as a medical imaging research scientist who has close ties to CMRR and is available to foster collaborative clinical and basic research projects suited to the candidate’s interest.

 

The UMN Veterinary Medical Center is actively in the process of upgrading its 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner to be one of the most advanced and research-capable MRI systems in the nation to push the envelope for veterinary care and comparative research.  In addition, the medical imaging service has invested in ultrasound equipment with elastography, contrast ultrasound, and image fusion capabilities.  The diagnostic radiology aspects are structured around Carestream Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS), which is fully integrated with Nuance speech recognition capabilities linked to both the PACS and the electronic medical record.

 

The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine is an exceptional place to further develop as a scholar, a mentor, a teacher, and a clinical radiologist.

 

Benefits include:

·         Generous startup package

·         Generous signing bonus

·         Reimbursement for moving expenses

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

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

·         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 a tenure track full time (100% appointment) faculty position in Medical Imaging at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

 

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; it’s 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. It is consistently rated one of the healthiest places in the United States to live, 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 with 10% of the individual’s salary), and academic disability program. Additional benefits include a wellness program, health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts, short-term disability coverage, long-term care insurance, and investment funds 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

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may 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 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 medical imaging research scientist [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 3.0 Tesla 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.

 

Clinical responsibilities in the Medical Imaging Service of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will include small and large animal diagnostic radiology and contrast procedures, small animal ultrasonography, CT, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy, and consultations to VMC faculty/house officers.  For the research aspects of this position (approximately 50% effort), there is an expectation for extramural salary support that can be achieved by leading competitive, high impact basic or translational research projects, through participation in pre-clinical or clinical studies, or by establishing collaborations with investigators across the University of Minnesota Health Sciences and/or industry partners. Anticipated workload distribution for the position will be 50% for scholarly activity and 50% split principally between didactic teaching and clinical service/clinical teaching.  Final distribution of efforts in the section and department is negotiable with the optimal candidate.  Teaching responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction to interns, residents, and professional students as they rotate through the Medical Imaging service and participation in the Radiology didactic courses.  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 perform contract teleradiology 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), and this is an expectation for this position.

 

Qualifications:       DVM/VMD or equivalent veterinary degree and evidence of research productivity.  Preference will be given to individuals who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and who have an advanced degree. 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 (including letters of reference) begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is identified.

 

Application:           Qualified individuals must apply on-line. Please visit www.umn.edu/ohr/employment and use Job ID # 339841 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 a list of 3 individuals (along with their contact information) knowledgeable of the applicant’s experience and capabilities. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee chair as soon as possible and should include an assessment of the applicant’s clinical service, teaching and research abilities, interpersonal skills, and scholarly potential. 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, 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.