Assistant or Associate Professor - Radiation Oncology

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant or Associate Professor - Radiation Oncology

Augusta University

Job Summary
Job ID: 253549

Position: 20007385

The Georgia Cancer Center and the Department of Radiatipn Oncology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is seeking full-time faculty medical physicist at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The applicant should be ABR certified or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Physics, and hold at least a PhD degree in Medical Physics or related fields. The successful candidate will be expected to provide medical physics service in the daily clinical operation, participate in residents and students education, and research in the Medical Physics division of the Department of Radiation Oncology. This position does not require sufficient teaching, research, or service to be on a tenure track.

The distribution of effort and list of responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Patient Care (Clinical): 90%
Provide clinical radiation medical physics services with respect to the precise planning and accurate treatment of the cancer patients in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Augusta University, Georgia Cancer Center with direct and effective communication with the Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Dosimetrists, Nurses and Therapists.
Provides direct clinical support in reviewing treatment plans, weekly chart evaluations, machine performance and quality assurance (monthly and annual) measurements and documentation for all equipment utilized in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Assist in implementing new technology while ensuring the safety and quality of the radiation technology in its therapeutic application to clinical service.
Participate in Georgia Cancer Center and the Department of Radiation Oncology research and clinical trials.
Serve on the Georgia Cancer Center, Cancer Service Line Scientific and Operational Committees as requested.
Further metrics of clinical success will be developed with the Director of Medical Physics and the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology on a yearly basis.
Support other faculty in obtaining extramural funding.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Teaching/Instruction: 10%
Play a key role in the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Residency Program.
Provide education and training to the Medical Physics Residents, which includes clinical supervision, didactics and other required aspects of the training program
Participate in the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Radiation Oncology teaching activities.
All scholarly, research and section/department activities will be reported annually on the Educator's Portfolio and Faculty Evaluation Forms.

Required Qualifications
The applicant should be ABR certified or board eligible in Therapeutic Radiation Physics.

A PhD degree in Medical Physics or related fields.

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
Evidence of ability as a teacher;
Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications
The candiate should be ABR certified in Therapeutic Radiation Physics, a PhD in Medical Physics or related fields. At least two years practice experience in daily clinical operation, teaching experience in Medical Physics Resideny Program as well as expperience in research colloborations with colleagues.

This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

The Department of Radiation Oncology provides state-of-the-art radiation therapy which consist of three Varian Linear Accelerators, Varian Trilogy, 23 iX and Edge, and one Radixact Accelerator from Accuray. Other equipment includes Philips large-bore 4D CT-Simulator, Elekta-Nucletron HDR, Eclipse Treatment Planning System for Varian machines, and Precision Planning Systems for the Radixact machine, ARIA Record and Verify System, and MIM Maestro. Two True Beam Varian Accelerators to replace the current Trilogy and 23 iX machines are scheduled for installation beginning in the middle of 2023. AU Department of Radiation Oncology staffing consists of 7 Radiation Oncologists, 4 Medical Physicists, and 4 Medical Dosimetrists. Also, AU Department of Radiation Oncology operates a CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency Program with two Residents.

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

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Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information
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Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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