ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (CHS) - MEDICAL PHYSICS
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 256687-AS
The Department of Medical Physics is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of medical imaging physics with an equal balance of clinical and academic duties. This faculty member will be expected to lead an active scholarly research program that includes successfully competing for extramural funding to support them. They will work collaboratively with other medical physics and radiology faculty members and staff on new and existing projects.
The clinical support responsibilities will include providing clinical physics services in medical imaging at various local health care facilities. The faculty member will also have a role in mentoring/teaching in support of our CAMPEP accredited Imaging Physics residency program, including mentoring in its rotations, and providing instruction as needed in Medical Physics courses in our CAMPEP accredited graduate program.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate will lead and support research projects in Medical Physics and Radiology, developing a research program of their own in medical imaging from government and/or other funding sources (approximately 40% FTE). Opportunities for industrial collaborations exist. For example, the departments of Medical Physics and Radiology currently have multiple industrial relationships with companies like GE Healthcare, Canon Medical, Hologic, Accuray, Siemens Healthineers, and Change Healthcare.
The successful candidate will provide at least 50% FTE clinical medical physics services in x-ray imaging, as a member of the UW Radiological Physics Services, in support of the imaging programs of the UW Health clinics, and associated outreach hospitals and clinics. This support will include assistance in the acquisition and acceptance testing of imaging systems and annual quality assurance testing of existing imaging systems. This also includes equipment testing and other assistance in the accreditation of imaging systems by the American College of Radiology, the Joint Commission, and MQSA requirements for mammography as a qualified medical physicist. Other clinical physics duties include the optimization of imaging protocols, and radiation safety. Many of these duties involve substantial collaborations with clinical staff.
The successful candidate will also join the faculty of the imaging physics residency program in its clinical rotations, provide instruction and training for the residents in this program, and provide teaching - for the medical physics graduate program and for the physics for radiology residents' course (approximately 10% FTE).
The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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Required Terminal Degree PhD in Medical Physics or a closely-related field is required
ABR Board certification including a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Physics is preferred, but a board eligible status will be considered, particularly if the candidate has passed Part 1 and Part 2 of the ABR exams.
Experience in providing Medical Physics support for clinical programs in x-ray medical imaging is desired. This includes familiarity in the physics evaluation and testing of x-ray medical imaging systems, including radiographic, fluoroscopic, mammographic, and CT. In addition, excellent communication skills are needed for interacting with a variety of medical imaging personnel, including other physicists, technologists, radiologists, residents, fellows, and researchers.
A record of scholarly research activity is expected. This includes publication of work in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at national/international conferences, and experience applying for extramural funding.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
SEPTEMBER 06, 2022
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.
How to Apply:
The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 1, 2022, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following: - Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) - A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Medical Physics and, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career. - Diversity statement describing your commitment, including past experience and future plans, to contribute to DEI. - Statement of research (maximum of 3-pages) describing current and future directions that include a brief description of teaching philosophy.
References will be requested as part of the recruitment process.
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Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)
A534800-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MED PHYSICS/MED PHYSIC
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