Imaging Physics Residency Program Director - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Clinical Health Sciences
UW Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health/Medical Physics
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Career Positions
Diagnostic Radiology (DX)
The Department of Medical Physics is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to direct the CAMPEP accredited imaging physics residency program, as well as provide clinical medical physics support for radiological equipment. This faculty member will be expected to organize a state-of-the-art educational experience for the residents, lead residents and motivate faculty towards successful mentor/mentee relationships, and ensure that each resident graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for board certification and a successful career in medical physics. The candidate will also work collaboratively with other medical physics and radiology faculty members and staff on new and existing projects that lead to scholarly activity. The department's graduate program and residency program coordinator will provide administrative support to the program director.
The clinical support responsibilities will include providing clinical physics services in medical imaging at various local healthcare facilities within the academic healthcare network. Responsibilities may also include didactic instruction in coursework and laboratories for our residents and graduate students.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate will lead and support residents and faculty mentors in Medical Physics and Radiology, participate in resident education, and ensure success in both teaching and research programs (30% FTE).
Research opportunities exist via many ongoing and future industrial collaborations (20% FTE). For example, the Departments of Medical Physics and Radiology currently have multiple industrial relationships with companies like GE HealthCare, Canon Medical, Hologic, Accuray, Siemens Healthineers, IntraOp, and Change Healthcare.
The successful candidate will provide 50% FTE clinical medical physics services in x-ray imaging, as a member of the UW Radiological Physics Services, in support of the imaging programs of the UW Health clinics, and associated outreach hospitals and clinics. This support will include assistance in the acquisition and acceptance testing of imaging systems and annual quality assurance testing of existing imaging systems (radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, angiography, and CT). This also will include equipment testing and other assistance in the accreditation of imaging systems by the American College of Radiology, the Joint Commission, and MQSA requirements for mammography as a qualified medical physicist. Other clinical physics duties will include the optimization of imaging protocols, and radiation safety. Many of these duties will involve substantial collaborations with clinical staff.
The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and SMPH. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required PhD in Medical Physics or a closely-related field
Experience in Medical Physics within diagnostic clinical programs in x-ray medical imaging is desired with a focus on organizing the mentoring of physics residents. Leading expertise is required in the physics of x-ray systems, including radiographic, fluoroscopic, mammographic, and CT.
Excellent organization and communication skills are needed for interacting with a variety of medical imaging personnel, including other physicists, technologists, radiologists, residents, fellows, and researchers. Organizational planning is required to ensure smooth functioning of the residency program and instruction of laboratories or classes as needed.
ABR Board certification including a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Physics is required, as a significant component will be in the required annual testing and acceptance testing of radiology equipment. MQSA qualification is desired, but candidates willing to seek MQSA qualification will be considered.
A record of involvement in education or mentoring of students or residents is desired. Scholarly research activity is expected leading to peer-reviewed publications, academic presentations at conferences, and experience applying for extramural funding and activities.
For an appointment at the Associate Professor rank on the Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track, candidates will meet criteria established by the department and as outlined in the School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for promotion or appointment to Associate Professor on the CHS Track.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position will require work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
NOVEMBER 01, 2023
How to Apply:
The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 1, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. To be considered as a candidate, your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal, which can be accessed by clicking the "Apply on Employer's Site" button on this AAPM listing. Alternatively, you may directly access the UW job listing at:
After accessing the Jobs at UW portal, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Medical Physics and, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career. - Diversity statement that describes your commitment, including past experience and future plans, to contribute to DEI. - Teaching and mentoring philosophy statement, and brief discussion of research interests (3 pages maximum). - List of contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.
This position has been identified as a position that will be located in or regularly access UW Health locations. This position will need to adhere to UW Health policies and affiliated requirements. UW Health requires that anyone (all staff, faculty students, volunteers, and other affiliated individuals) working in or regularly accessing UW Health locations receive the COVID-19 primary vaccination series and first booster. This position will be required to adhere to that policy and if not in full compliance to have a plan for achieving full compliance within 40 days of the first day of employment. Additionally, you may be required to adhere to other vaccination requirements. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered.
Associate Professor (CHS) or Assistant Professor (CHS)
About UW Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health/Medical Physics
Medical Physics was established as a specialty focus within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, creating the first and only basic science department of its kind in the country. This research intensive department has approximately 30 core faculty and 30 affiliate faculty members, many with cross or affiliate appointments in one or more clinical departments, including Radiology, Human Oncology, Psychiatry, and Medicine. Several faculty also have cross appointments in the School of Engineering, through Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Work in the department ranges from basic discovery and invention, through to research products and methods production, to clinical trials and industry collaboration and translation.
With an incoming class of 24 students in 2022, the department has the largest cohort of doctoral students within Medical Physics in the country, and trains a smaller MS cohort in Medical Physics and Health Physics. The didactic training includes an extensive set of courses in Diagnostic and Therapeutic systems, which guide the student towards their accredited degree from the Commission on Accreditation o...f Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). In the decades since formation, department alumni have gone on to lead many institutions throughout the country in aspects of Medical Physics.
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