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Job ID: 111136

Auburn University

Date Posted Aug. 17, 2018
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Clinical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Cancer Biology & Oncology


The Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a 12-month appointment. Depending upon experience, qualifications and interest, the successful candidate may be appointed to either a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) or non-tenure track (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) position in Oncology.

The successful applicant will be joining a multi-disciplinary clinical team that provides diagnostic and therapeutic oncology for approximately 3,100 medical, surgical, and radiation patients each year. The oncology service is currently composed of two board-certified medical oncologists, two board-certified radiation oncologists, one surgical oncologist, 4 medical oncology residents, one surgical oncology fellow, one medical oncology intern and dedicated technical support. As academicians, the team shares responsibility for clinical instruction of professional students, residents and interns; and participates in active interdependent clinical and translational research programs. The Oncology Service currently has four ongoing clinical trials and is a member of the Clinical Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC). Ample opportunity exists to develop independent or collaborative projects. Collaborations with individuals in other departments within the Veterinary College or on main campus, in the local medical community, and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Medical School are frequent, and contribute to the success of Auburn’s clinical faculty.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on 350 acres at the perimeter of the Auburn University campus. The Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility, was completed in 2014, and provides 208,000 square feet dedicated to meeting the College’s mission of practicing the highest standards of veterinary medicine. The oncology service occupies a dedicated space which includes separate facilities for chemotherapy administration, a treatment room, rounds room, doctors’ work room, dedicated clinical lab space for microscopy and blood analyzers and a special procedures room with a dedicated service ultrasound machine and ECG. Also included in the oncology service is a separate area designed for future use in bone marrow transplants and a surgical oncology suite for biopsies and minor procedures. The oncology wing is just steps away from the linear accelerator vault capable of treating large animal patients. The College of Veterinary Medicine has purchased a Varian Edge Radiosurgery System-the most advanced linear accelerator available. The new radiation therapy/radiosurgery system is expected to be operational by Fall 2018 and will be capable of 3D image guidance and ablative treatments for tumors located anywhere on the body. A new Siemens Verio Open Bore 3 Tesla MRI has also been purchased and is expected to be operational by Fall 2018.

Qualified applicants must hold a DVM or equivalent degree, have completed oncology residency training recognized by the ACVIM and be a Diplomate of the ACVIM (Oncology) or qualified to sit for the certifying examination in this specialty. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Review of applications will commence on March 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include: a letter of intent stating professional goals; a curriculum vitae; and names and email addresses of three references. Please apply online at: . Please send additional inquiries to: Dr. Stephanie Lindley, Search Committee Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1220 Wire Road, Auburn University, AL. 36849. Telephone: 334-844-4690. Email:

The University: Auburn University is the land-grant University for the state of Alabama, and is contractually aligned to provide veterinary education for the State of Kentucky. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, student engagement, and beautiful campus.

The Area: Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," and one of the "top ten small towns in the South" with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. Numerous cultural and recreational venues and idyllic escapes are within 1 hour of Auburn including Callaway Gardens, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and numerous shopping and dining experiences. Clement weather allows for extensive outdoor recreational opportunities including trails for walking or cycling, Lake Martin with its 600 miles of shoreline, Tuskegee National Forest and other State Parks, all within a short drive from downtown.

  • Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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