Chief, Medical Physics Division (Associate or Full Professor)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
August 21, 2018
Therapeutic Radiology (TR)
Medical Physics: Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty position to serve as the Chief of the Medical Physics Division at the Associate or Full Professor non-tenure/tenure track level. Together with the Clinical and Translational Divisions, the Medical Physics Division is an integral part of a dynamic program in technology advancement, preclinical research, education and cutting-edge patient care. The department is an active partner within the NCI-designated University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. The successful candidate will direct the clinical, research, and education activities of an existing team of medical physics faculty and be responsible for supporting our clinical radiation oncology program, including but not limited to: radiation therapy treatment planning and information technology, quality assurance, patient treatment support, technology and workflow implementation, physics research and technology development. The department carries out these activities in a continuously interactive setting of 6 practice sites, including the University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine (downtown Baltimore), the adjacent Maryland Proton Treatment Center, Central Maryland Radiation Oncology (Columbia), Tate Center (Glen Burnie), Kaufman Cancer Center (Bel Air), and Radiation Oncology at Union Hospital (Elkton). With the specialized support of dedicated faculty and staff in the division, the selected candidate will direct all aspects of physics teaching activities for radiation oncology and medical physics residents, medical students, medical dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.
Candidates considered for this position will have:
A PhD in medical physics, engineering, or related physical science;
ABR/ABMP certification or eligibility in radiation oncology physics;
A demonstrated record of leadership and innovation in an academic clinical medical physics setting;
A demonstrated record of research accomplishment and funding, preferably with current or past NIH support.
The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to:
Initiate and encourage research and clinical collaboration across clinics and labs within the department and across other disciplines;
Participate in designated leadership activities within the department and the cancer center;
Understand and support, through strategic initiatives, the department’s fully integrated community practice model;
Enhance and sustain a vigorous research program, identifying new initiatives while leveraging the department’s proven successes in basic, translational, and clinical research;
Advance new technologies, with the support of the university’s technology innovation and acceleration programs; and
Work productively and collegially with clinical champions to advance state-of-the-art treatments in a Good Clinical Practice environment.
Facility and Equipment:
The Medical Physics Division includes 25 faculty physicists, 24 dosimetrists, 2 physics residents, 6 information systems and technology staff, and additional research staff. Services provided include proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery/ radiotherapy, brachytherapy (low- and high-dose), and thermal therapy (hyperthermia). The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 5 room proton therapy facility with pencil beam scanning, 4 Varian TrueBeam, 4 Varian Trilogy, 2 Varian Clinac IX, 1 Varian TrueBeam Edge, 1 BSD 500 (superficial thermal therapy unit), 1 BSD 2000 (deep thermal therapy unit), 1 Gammaknife, 1 GammaPod, 2 HDR units, 5 multislice large-bore CT simulators with 4D capabilities, 1 dual-energy CT simulator, and 1 MR scanner (1.5T). The department has access to clinical PET/CT and MR scanners in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Campus-wide shared resources include small-animal imaging CT, PET, and MR scanners. Treatment planning systems from multiple vendors include RaySearch Laboratories, Varian Medical Systems, BrainLab, and Elekta/Nucletron. Research facilities include office and lab space of 19,200 sf, with a 1,000 sf machine shop.
To be considered for this position interested applicants must apply to the faculty posting by applying to:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 180000YA
About University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has more than 2,600 faculty members (full-time, part-time and adjunct), 2,500 full-time administrative, research and clinical staff, and maintains a current enrollment of more than 1,200 medical, graduate and allied health students. The school and its clinical partner, the University of Maryland Medical Center, educate and train over half of the state of Maryland's medical professionals; continuing education programs serve more than 5,000 physicians and other health professionals annually.
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