The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) is recruiting for tenure or non-tenure-track Assistant/ Associate faculty position to lead the Gynecologic Cancer and Brachytherapy Service. Secondary coverage and leadership in the Breast Cancer Service would be advantageous. The successful candidate will provide clinical services and will be expected to lead investigator-initiated trials and/or conduct translational research.
Candidates must have an MD, be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology, and be eligible for a Tennessee medical license. Rank, tenure status, and compensation are contingent upon experience.
Applicants with an interest in resident education are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department serves as the sole academic specialty referral center for Radiation Oncology in the Mid-South and Upper Mississippi River Delta regions. We have taken a leadership role in developing a planned NCI-designated Cancer Center at the UTHSC College of Medicine. Our technology, talent, and programmatic direction is purely top tier. Newly acquired resources include matched SBRT-enabled Elekta Versa HD linacs with 6D robotic tables, state-of-the-a1t high-volume brachytherapy (with in-department procedural suites), and PET/MRI/Spectral CT simulation scanners for advanced image-based treatment planning. We will be installing one of the very first Elekta Unity MR-linacs in the United States and we will be a member of the founding international research consortium for this platform. Development of novel on-line adaptive radiosurgery techniques will be a focus of the Department. We are building out in-house informatics and data science expertise, with a focus on cancer disparities, patient-focused treatment quality, and continuous process improvement. We are growing alongside rapidly expanding Surgical, Medical, and Gynecologic Oncology teams led by international-level specialists, and we have access to world-class cancer genomics and preclinical small animal radiotherapy research platforms.
The successful applicant will have opportunities for translational research, professional development, national-level networking, and immediate, consequential leadership.
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and op...erates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.