The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine,
Michigan State University (MSU), invites applications for a Health Programs Faculty (HP) position in radiation oncology. HP appointments are unique to MSU Colleges of Human, Osteopathic, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing and were created to enhance programs in clinical education, patient care services, and clinical research. HP faculty appointed in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences devote at least 50% effort to clinical practice and instruction in the Veterinary Medical Center and up to 50% effort to research, teaching, and other scholarly activities. Faculty in HP programs are expected to participate in clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and house officers, continuing education programs, and serve the academic community through various committee and administrative assignments. Conduct of research is expected and should include both principal and collaborative work that reflects the faculty members’ interests and specialization. A complete description of the HP appointment system at Michigan State University is available at:
The position is a multi-year renewable appointment available at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank depending on qualifications and experience. Faculty appointed in the HP system enjoy the same privileges and benefits afforded tenure-stream faculty. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, CE stipend, medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long term disability plan, professional liability insurance, association dues, and a 403B retirement plan. MSU offers an innovative program that enhances our ability to connect employers across Michigan with talented partners of MSU faculty (Michigan Workforce Innovation Network).
The MSU Small Animal Oncology Service has 2 full-time and 1 part-time medical oncologists, 1 oncology intern, and aspirations to grow a strong house officer training program. Support staff include 1 radiation oncology technician, 1 physicist, and 3 dedicated oncology technicians as well as other ancillary support personnel. Currently, oncology is one of the most rapidly growing services at the Veterinary Medical Center and is testament to an excellent relationship with our referring veterinary community.
The Veterinary Medical Center, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and College of Veterinary Medicine are fully committed to building a leading, comprehensive veterinary oncology service. The MSU Oncology Service operates out of a state-of-the-art clinical facility that was opened in 2005 as part of the Veterinary Medical Center. It is fully equipped with a Varian 2100EX (120 Leaf Millennium Multi-Leaf Collimator with Dynamic wedges, Portal Vision imaging, 3-D Eclipse treatment planning software, and intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) cones), Strontium-90 capability, chemotherapy pharmacy, chemotherapy administration suite, individual species’ ward facilities, radioisotope therapy suites for dogs and cats (I-131), video-microscopy suite, ultrasound unit, examination rooms, rounds room, and individual office space. The service is supported by a very large, diverse body of specialists and specialty services and programs including anesthesiology, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, emergency medicine/critical care, neurology, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, behavior, and zoo and wildlife medicine. In addition, the Veterinary Medical Center offers a complete array of imaging and interventional modalities including 3-D ultrasonography, a brand new fluoroscopy / IR suite, a new 64-slice helical CT scanner, a 70 cm bore 1.5 Tesla onsite MRI, and access to PET CT. Additional support services include a physical rehabilitation center and a veterinary social work program. The oncology service is supported by the MSU Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) which is one of the largest full service veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the world. The DCPAH contributes to the clinical and research missions of the oncology section through services provided by the clinical and anatomical pathology units, and the veterinary molecular pathology laboratory (the largest of its kind in the world).
Michigan State University has outstanding college-based and university-wide basic and translational research programs that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research with faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and with those of the two human medical schools on campus. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist close by at the McLaren Breslin Cancer Center, the University of Michigan, the Van Andel Research Institute, and other human oncology centers. Research and teaching activities are supported through a dedicated research and teaching technical support staff. Intramural funding for research projects is excellent and available through a competitive research grant program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. A department-based formal mentoring program is available to assist junior faculty in their professional development.
Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant school, is one of the top research universities in the world where veterinary science has been taught since its founding in 1855. East Lansing’s collegiate atmosphere is complemented by low cost of living with convenient access to large cultural centers such as Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Chicago. East Lansing and the surrounding communities provide excellent public school systems and it has been ranked a top 3 city for sports fans and top 10 greatest places for young adults to live with higher-paying job opportunities in the Biotech and Internet technology sectors. In addition, Michigan, the Great Lakes State, with its numerous inland lakes and rivers, state and national parks, national lakeshores, world-class golf courses, and ample snowfall offers a broad variety of seasonal outdoor recreational activities. Visit the Pure Michigan© website www.puremichigan.org for more details.
Applicants must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan (limited academic licensure is available). The appointment requires board certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American College of Veterinary Radiology, sub-specialty Radiation Oncology. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff.
Michigan State University has an on-line, centralized application procedure and all candidates are asked to submit a package including: (1) letter of intent detailing career goals and interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) full names and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax numbers) of 3 individuals acting as references to https://jobs.msu.edu, referencing posting number 4685. Interested individuals wishing more information are invited and encouraged to contact Mathew Beal, DVM, Search Committee Chair, by phone (517) 353-5420 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).